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Best Kids Cooking Programs and Websites

Explore the world of taste with these fun ways to learn about food and cooking.

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Try new recipes together, help your child learn cooking skills, and explore different cultures by taking culinary classes at home. With cooking at home happening more often now, what better time to get your kids cooking up some tasty meals or scrumptious desserts with the help of lessons and kits. Using these resources to have fun cooking with your kids might just teach you a thing or two as well. Katie Bethea, Director of Community at popular kids cooking club Raddish Kids, shared with us what makes cooking with your kids so special:

“The kitchen is the perfect place to cultivate academic skills like math, science, geography, culture, reading, among other subjects outside of the traditional classroom.”

Kids Culinary Resources Breakdown

Common Bytes Best for lessons geared for specific grade levels
Cooking with Kids Best for kid-friendly recipes from different ethnicities
Food Network — Cooking With Kids Best for free, no account access to tutorial videos
Outschool Best for regular weekly scheduled lessons
Raddish Kids Best for a monthly subscription box
Sprouts Cooking Club Best for live training with chefs

Common Bytes

Common Bytes educational platform

Common Bytes

You can now teach your kids about eating healthy with some fun, nutritious recipes (that actually look good to eat). Common Bytes has dozens of videos, recipes, and resources that can be geared for specific grade levels for your kids.

Age Range: Grades Pre-K - 8th+

Features: 
  • Vibrant, enticing pictures of foods will draw kids in
  • Training and recipes can be searched based on grade level
  • Videos on how to grow fruits and vegetables
  • Instructional videos for using kitchen equipment help kids and adults alike
Pricing: Account sign-up required, but it is free
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Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids educational platform

Cooking with Kids

Looking for diverse kid-friendly recipes? Cooking with Kids draws inspiration from all over the world. With videos on basic kitchen skills, these lessons help kids be able to prepare fruits and vegetables for many different meals. Videos can be viewed on the website or on YouTube, and can also be viewed in Spanish.

Age Range: Some lessons K - 5th,  downloadable tasting lessons 2nd - 6th

Features: 
  • Kid-friendly videos about where food comes from
  • Cooking and gardening activities that can be downloaded
  • Weekly lessons
Pricing: Always free, no account required
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Food Network — Cooking With Kids

Food Network — Cooking With Kids educational platform

Food Network — Cooking With Kids

The Food Network’s Cooking With Kids section is free to use and has hundreds of family-friendly recipes that are easy to follow at home. These recipes work for kids of all ages; just adjust their kitchen tasks to be age-appropriate for them.

Age Range: All ages

Features: 
  • Free recipes with pictures or videos for anything from individual snacks to full meals
  • Guides to teaching your children kitchen tasks like kneading or chopping (depending on age)
  • Kitchen craft projects like pancake animals and decorated frozen bananas
Pricing: Always free, no account required
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Outschool

Outschool educational platform

Outschool

Outschool is a great option for those wanting a regular weekly schedule they can join, but with the option to cancel any time. Sessions are typically a live video instruction for 55 minutes with limited class size, so each student gets the adequate attention they need. Cooking and baking instruction is allergy and picky-eater friendly.

Age Range: 8-12 years

Features: 
  • Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety
  • Discussion available via private messages with teacher
  • No need to catch up on previous material, join in whenever you want
Pricing: $18/week for each learner
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Raddish Kids

Raddish Kids educational platform

Raddish Kids

Raddish Kids teaches kids how to cook at home. Raddish Kids is a monthly “cooking class” subscription that includes three recipe guides, a kitchen experiment or craft, three culinary skill lessons, and a grocery list in each box. Food ingredients are not included in the kit. Director of Community, Katie Bethea, explains:

“Raddish kits weave in many other classroom subjects alongside key culinary skills that nourish the mind, expand the palate, and empower kids in the kitchen and beyond.”

Age Range: Grades K - 9th+

Features: 
  • Kits combine other subjects like Math, Science, and World Culture while cooking
  • Seasonal, global, and holiday themes
  • Each kit also includes a new kitchen tool and apron patch
Pricing: 
  • Monthly: $24/month
  • 6-month subscription: $132
  • 12-month subscription: $240
  • Special discounts available on website for new subscription sign-ups
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Sprouts Cooking Club

Sprouts Cooking Club educational platform

Sprouts Cooking Club

At Sprouts Cooking Club, kids 6-15 years old can learn to cook alongside professional chefs during a 2-hour live online cooking class. Equipment and ingredient lists are sent before the class, so your little chef will be ready to learn fun things, cook with some top chefs, and create a delicious meal or dessert!

Age Range: 6-15 years

Features: 
  • Affordable, easy-to-find ingredients (and offers gluten-free and vegetarian options)
  • Equipment and ingredient lists issued at least 5 days before class
  • Classes paced for kids
  • Adult supervision is up to the discretion of the family
Pricing: Classes start at around $21
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