Children can not only learn important and practical kitchen skills, but also sharpen other skills like maths or social interaction, and improve comprehension and literacy through cooking–and it’s also plain old fun!
Kids might not end up gaining a full-blown passion for the culinary arts–but taking part in cooking class is worth it just to see what they’re capable of achieving when given some guidance. Take a look at these great options in Albuquerque and Santa Fe:
Kids Cook! is a multicultural nutrition and food education program. Along with FUDRR, it supports healthy lifestyle choices and growing healthy communities.
Elementary and middle school students and their families will find hands-on experiential learning and fun!
5838 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe offers kids private cooking classes and parties!
The little ones can have fun and eat unique foods with their friends during any of these options. Kiddos can choose from Crepes, Tacos, Fresh Pasta, or Pizza, and even decorate cupcakes, create their own craft soda, and have fun with their friends!
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd NE UNIT A, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Cooking with Kids provides hands-on learning with real food to more than 5,000 kids in Northern New Mexico in school classrooms and cafeterias.
The program uses hands-on methods to teach children and families about the joy of delicious healthy food!
PO Box 6113, Santa Fe, NM
The Santa Fe School of Cooking features a great class with recipes from Cooking with Kids, Santa Fe’s award-winning program teaching children how to make healthy food choices!
In this hands-on class, families can cook together, learn about some of the region’s unique ingredients and have fun delving into the culinary history of New Mexican cuisine.
125 N. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM
Three Sisters Kitchen is a non-profit community food space in the heart of downtown Albuquerque.
A place where delicious, affordable, and locally produced foods come together to nourish the community from the ground up.
The TSK Community Classroom is a place to explore the power and love of local food for all ages!
109 Gold Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Jan’s on 4th Cooking School offers monthly kid’s cooking classes designed just for kids, ages 10 to 16, and will teach basic to advanced cooking and baking skills.
Kids will enjoy hands-on teaching experience during one class, or all of them!
10004 4th St, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114