Cooking Classes for Kids & Teens

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!


Cake Time • 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. // Updated Mar ’20

Culinaria • 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! // Updated Mar ’20

Cookology • Arlington & Sterling, VA
Kids will enjoy cooking classes with more menu options than you can shake a breadstick at! // Updated Mar ’20

Fran’s Cake & Candy • Fairfax, VA
Kids, tweens, and teens are invited to Fran’s Cake & Candy for decorating classes where they’ll create edible masterpieces! // Updated Mar ’20

Tiny Chefs • Multiple Locations
Tiny Chef cooking events are a great way to introduce children to the joy of cooking and baking! // Updated Mar ’20

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Fleur De Cuisine • Sterling, VA
Little ones will enjoy the perfect introduction to the kitchen with Fleur De Cuisine! At select times, they offer specialty cooking classes in and around the area for young ones and their grown-up families. Create delectable dishes and long-lasting memories! // Updated May ’22

Conche, The • 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! // Updated Mar ’20

Simply Desserts • Gainesville, VA
As your one-stop shop for customized cheesecakes, wedding cakes, and tasty treats, Simply Desserts occasionally offers hands-on events and opportunities. // Updated Mar ’20

Sur La Table • Multiple Locations
Sur La Table stores offer plenty of cooking opportunities for kids to get started in the kitchen! // Updated Mar ’20

Wegmans • Multiple Locations
Wegmans offers a wide variety of themed parent-child cooking opportunities, each centered around quality ingredients! // Updated Mar ’20

Whole Foods Market • 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. // Updated Mar ’20

Williams-Sonoma | 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. // Updated Mar ’20

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Maggiano’s Little ItalyMcLean & Springfield, VA
Occasionally, Maggiano’s offers cooking classes for children packed with fun, creativity, and yummy Italian food! // Updated Mar ’20

Matchbox • Multiple Locations
Occasionally, this popular vintage pizza bistro offers kids cooking classes that all center around pizza! // Updated Mar ’20

Melting Pot, The • Multiple Locations
Occasionally, The Melting Pot offers Little Chefs, where your pint-sized chef-in-training will learn to fondue like a pro! // Updated Mar ’20

Fire Works Pizza • Leesburg, VA
Fire Works Pizza offers occasional hands-on cooking opportunities for children. // Updated Mar ’20

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

Arlington County

Fairfax County
Alexandria, City of
Falls Church, City of
Fairfax City
Herndon Town of
Reston Association
Vienna, Town of

Loudoun County
Leesburg, Town of

Prince William County
Manassas Park

Disclaimer: Events and opportunities on this site are curated from public sources and subject to changes/cancelations that might not be reflected in’s content.