Cooking Classes for Kids & Teens

by Liz Jones | February 9, 2021 1:00 am


By DullesMoms, Mar 2020


These classes and opportunities will help your kids get on the road to culinary stardom, or perhaps just be a little more self-sufficient after school. Plus, maybe after a few lessons, your next “dinner out” will be at home!


DEDICATED COOKING DESTINATIONS:


Cake Time[1] | Chantilly, VA
As our area’s very first cake decorating studio, guests are invited to choose a cake, cupcake, or cookies (baked fresh, on-site, of course!) and decorate a one-of-a-kind confection with an assortment of icing, fondant, sprinkles, and more.

Culinaria[2] | Vienna, VA
This dedicated cooking school will expand your child’s palate and skills with classes and camps for all ages. Plus, they’re fun too!

Cookology[3] | Arlington & Sterling, VA
Kids will enjoy cooking classes with more menu options than you can shake a breadstick at!

Fran’s Cake & Candy[4] | Fairfax, VA
Kids, tweens, and teens are invited to Fran’s Cake & Candy for decorating classes where they’ll create edible masterpieces!

Tiny Chefs[5] | Multiple Locations
Tiny Chef cooking events are a great way to introduce children to the joy of cooking and baking!


RETAIL DESTINATIONS
with cooking opportunities:


Conche, The[6] | Leesburg, VA
Named after the machine that helped revolutionize the chocolate industry, The Conche is a chocolate-themed restaurant and shop that offers various classes and opportunities that all center around chocolate!

Simply Desserts[7] | Gainesville, VA
As your one-stop-shop for customized cheesecakes, wedding cakes, and tasty treats, Simply Desserts occasionally offers hands-on events and opportunities.

Sur La Table[8] | Multiple Locations
Sur La Table stores offer plenty of cooking opportunities for kids to get started in the kitchen!

Wegmans[9] | Multiple Locations
Wegmans offers a wide variety of themed parent-child cooking opportunities, each centered around quality ingredients!

Whole Foods Market[10] | Multiple Locations
As part of its efforts to inspire kids to learn to love fresh and whole foods, Whole Foods Market occasionally offers various drop-in cooking opportunities for little ones.

Williams-Sonoma[11] | Multiple Locations
This gourmet kitchen store offers occasional weekend cooking classes for kids — a great way to learn a skill or two and make new friends.


RESTAURANTS
with cooking opportunities:


Maggiano’s Little Italy | McLean[12] & Springfield, VA[13]
Occasionally, Maggiano’s offers cooking classes for children packed with fun, creativity, and yummy Italian food!

Matchbox[14] | Multiple Locations
Occasionally, this popular vintage pizza bistro offers kids cooking classes that all center around pizza!

Melting Pot, The[15] | Multiple Locations
Occasionally, The Melting Pot offers Little Chefs, where your pint-sized chef-in-training will learn to fondue like a pro!

Fire Works Pizza[16] | Leesburg, VA
Fire Works Pizza offers occasional hands-on cooking opportunities for children.


COMMUNITY/RECREATION CENTERS
with cooking opportunities:


There are also a ton of great cooking classes and opportunities available through your municipality’s community/recreation center:

ARLINGTON COUNTY
• Arlington County[17]

FAIRFAX COUNTY
• Fairfax County[18]
• Alexandria, City of[19]
• Falls Church, City of[20]
• Fairfax City[21]
• Herndon Town of[22]
• McLean[23]
• Reston Association[24]
• Vienna, Town of[25]

LOUDOUN COUNTY
• Loudoun County[26]
• Leesburg, Town of[27]

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
• Prince William County[28]
• Manassas Park[29]


Important Disclaimer: This opportunity is curated from a public source and subject to changes and/or cancelations that might not be reflected above. Always call to confirm before participating.

Endnotes:
  1. Cake Time: https://www.caketimediy.com/
  2. Culinaria: http://www.culinariacookingschool.com/
  3. Cookology: http://cookologyonline.com/
  4. Fran’s Cake & Candy: https://franscakeandcandy.com/
  5. Tiny Chefs: https://www.tinychefs.com
  6. Conche, The: https://www.the-conche.com/classes/
  7. Simply Desserts: http://www.simplydessertsonline.com/events
  8. Sur La Table: https://www.surlatable.com/cooking-classes/kids-teens-cooking-series/
  9. Wegmans: https://www.wegmans.com/events.html
  10. Whole Foods Market: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/
  11. Williams-Sonoma: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/pages/store-events/store-events.html?cm_type=gnav
  12. McLean: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/maggianos-little-italy-tysons-corner-4307276345
  13. Springfield, VA: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/maggianos-little-italy-springfield-8178720069
  14. Matchbox: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/matchbox-15576849990
  15. Melting Pot, The: https://www.meltingpot.com/reston-va/melting-pot-events.aspx
  16. Fire Works Pizza: https://www.facebook.com/fireworkspizzaleesburg/
  17. Arlington County: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/vaarlingtonwt.wsc/splash.html
  18. Fairfax County: https://bit.ly/3aNLJQg
  19. Alexandria, City of: https://bit.ly/2TvkbHj
  20. Falls Church, City of: https://bit.ly/2UJlgxw
  21. Fairfax City: https://bit.ly/2xSnhhY
  22. Herndon Town of: https://bit.ly/2JHkg71
  23. McLean: https://bit.ly/2JH3HYJ
  24. Reston Association: https://bit.ly/2UKpIw0
  25. Vienna, Town of: https://bit.ly/2JH7hC9
  26. Loudoun County: https://bit.ly/3bVRdII
  27. Leesburg, Town of: https://bit.ly/34fRvHU
  28. Prince William County: https://bit.ly/39ILtkh
  29. Manassas Park: https://bit.ly/2JUSQux

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