I find if children have the opportunity to cook themselves, then they are more likely to try the results. By encouraging children to cook, we can then influence and shape the way they eat for life - as well as giving them skills they can use forever!
I offer two avenues for your children to try cooking for themselves. The classes and parties are aimed at children aged 5-12 but I do work with older children too, as well as small groups of pre-schoolers.
Toad in the hole to not-too-spicy curries, and pavlova to sticky toffee pudding or delicious afternoon teas (with the full works of course), I've got ideas for everyone >
Children will learn some science behind the cooking as well as measuring, counting and understanding the concept behind cooking from scratch. All you need is a village or community hall with a kitchen and we are good to go.
Birthday parties start from £15 depending on the ingredients. Party bags start at £5 per child and they can include bowls, spoons, cookie cutters, aprons, chefs hats, all the utensils that your 'mini chef' can use to try the recipes again!
I run cooking classes where children make the menu for that day, then all sit down together and enjoy it. We may do an experiment or two (erupting volcanoes are a favourite!) and food taste tests to try them with different types of food. They can all take copies of the recipes home with them so they can make them again in the future. I hold a rolling schedule of courses (starting from £15 per child) I – check out my Facebook page “Kids in the Kitchen Aberdeen” for more details.