Cooking Classes, Baking Lessons, and Foodie Fun for Kids

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
(630) 810-2888
Cake decorating and baking classes, with certain classes restricted for kids ages 12+.

Marcel’s Culinary Experience
490 North Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 790-8500
Class offerings for little to big kids, with signup directly on their website.

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.

The North American Pizza and Culinary Academy
1970 University Lane
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 395-9958
Classes for kids for ages 8–12 or 13–17.

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Farmhouse Academy
8940 West 142nd Street, Unit L
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 465-4484
Independent and parent-supported cooking classes for kids from 2 to 17 years old. Online registration; see the full schedule.

Sur La Table
55 South Main Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 428-1086
Look for the Family Fun classes are listed on their calendar.

Cheney Mansion
220 North Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 725-2500
Register via the Oak Park Park District.

Williams Sonoma

322 Commons Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 262-8390

9 West Jackson Avenue
NapervilleIL 60540
(630) 369-4167

142 Oak Brook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 571-2702

326 Orland Square
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 226-0672

The Kitchen Table
301 W Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 384-9034
Classes for kids for ages 7–14.

Standard Market
333 East Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 366-7030
Check their calendar for various kid-focused cooking and food events, as well as kids camps in the summer.

Kidinary Academy
Traveling classes and camps, based out of Plainfield.

Cooking Classes for Kids in Chicago

The Chopping Block
4747 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 472-6700

The Kids’ Table
2337 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 235-2665
Classes for babies as young as 18 months, all the way up to teen classes for kids 11–16.

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Virtual Cooking Classes Based in Chicagoland

Kitchen Sisters Cooking School
Based out of Riverwoods, IL.

Meal Prep with Kids

Entree Kitchen
26W276 Geneva Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 668-4550
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. Entree Kitchen provides a cupcake or cookie for little chefs to decorate. Menu options change monthly.

The Dinner Club
26 South LaGrange Road
LaGrange, IL
(708) 579-3433
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.

You’ll find more activities for curious kids on our classes page

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of two girls and a baby boy (ages 6.5, 5, and 1.5). A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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