Cooking is many things: a life skill, a real-time science experiment, a creative outlet, and — in the right atmosphere — a whole lot of fun. While involving our kids in dinner prep is a great goal, it’s not always possible . . . especially when it’s 6:00 p.m. and everyone’s hangry. At a cooking class, kids get the chance to create in a more relaxed environment. So lace up those aprons, wash your hands, and find a fun kids’ or family cooking class near you!
Cooking Classes for Kids in Chicagoland
Our local businesses are doing an amazing job pivoting and adjusting to provide our children with opportunities! Because plans change frequently, please check with these schools directly to see what they are currently offering.
The Wilton School
7511 Lemont Road
Darien, IL 60561
Cake decorating and baking classes, with certain classes restricted for kids ages 10+.
Nourished Table and Home
111 S. Vine Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Cooking classes for ages 7–10 or 11–14. Check out the class schedule.
*Due to Covid-19, all of their cooking classes are currently unavailable.
The North American Pizza and Culinary Academy
1970 University Lane
Lisle, IL 60532
Classes for kids for ages 8–12 or 13–17.
8940 West 142nd Street, Unit L
Mokena, IL 60448
Independent and parent-supported cooking classes for kids from 2 to 17 years old. Online registration; see the full schedule.
322 Commons Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
9 West Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
142 Oak Brook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
326 Orland Square
Orland Park, IL 60462
The Kitchen Table
301 W Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Classes for kids for ages 7–14.
Traveling classes and camps for kids ages 3-13, based out of Plainfield.
Cooking Classes for Kids in Chicago
The Chopping Block
4747 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
The Kids’ Table
2337 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Classes for babies as young as 18 months, all the way up to teen classes for kids 11–16.
Virtual Cooking Classes Based in Chicagoland
Kitchen Sisters Cooking School
Based out of Riverwoods, IL.
Meal Prep with Kids
26W276 Geneva Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Kids are invited to cook alongside their parents in a custom kitchen, helping get a month’s worth of freezer meals prepped within a two-hour time frame.
The Dinner Club
26 South LaGrange Road
Meal assembly kitchen where kids are welcome to join their parents in prepping meals to take home and make or freeze for a later date. As of August 2021, they are only open for pick-up, but check to back to see when things change.
You’ll find more activities for curious kids on our classes page.