It's never too early to get the kiddos helping out in the kitchen. Give them a floury high-five by sending them on one of these fab cooking classes...
Singapore is a proud nation of foodies, and we are big fans of encouraging tiny hands in the kitchen when it comes to helping prepare our favourite local foods and international dishes. So, if you have a little wannabe master chef busting to get their hands on your pots and pans, then the time may have come for you to sign your kiddo up for a cooking lesson! But before you let the small people loose with your snazzy kitchen gadgets and begin creating customised cupcakes, baking delicious breads or cooking up a tasty pasta dish, check out these fun cooking classes for kids in Singapore.
buds by Shangri-La
The roleplay rooms at buds by Shangri-La aren’t just for pretend play! buds takes things to the next level with some seriously awesome baking classes at the fully-equipped Bake. During these 90-minute sessions, little chefs aged six and up will learn from Shangri-La’s very own pastry chef how to mix, fold, mould and decorate delicious treats for the whole fam. Children will learn skills like hand-eye coordination, patience and how to follow instructions and communicate. Parents can even join the kids in the kitchen – just pop on an apron for seasonal parent-child cook-out sessions. Classes are held on weekends and public holidays at 11am or 3.30pm and, once you’re done, keep the fun going with a romp through buds’ awesome play space!
buds by Shangri-La, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350; www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/for-kids/learn
Expat Kitchen knows a thing or two about bringing out the super chef in every child. With a heap of popular classes, it’s a culinary playground for kids of all ages. Expect your little one to learn how to whip up age-appropriate recipes and master their mixing, measuring, kneading and tasting skills, all under the guidance of resident trainers. Expat Kitchen also covers essential topics, such as how to handle food safely and healthy eating, plus they also conduct great cooking classes for helpers.
Expat Kitchen, #02-01, 9 Norris Road, Little India, Singapore 208252; www.expat-kitchen.com
Camp Asia Super Chef
School holidays are always just around the corner, and that means one thing: Camp Asia Super Chef! Your little one will learn from resident culinary expert Head Chef Tim Ong, who has taught over 1000 kids to whip up more than 20,000 recipes. Young students will also get to flex their entrepreneurial skills as they practise setting up their own restaurant and inviting a special guest (you!) to dine. Bon appetit!
Camp Asia, camp locations at SAIS and AIS; www.campasia.asia
Besides learning how to be the next Nigella Lawson or Gordon Ramsay, your little chef will get a mental workout at Cookery Magic, too. Sign the kids up for the Cooking Up A Story class, where they are read a story before being guided through the kitchen to create the dishes from the tale. A novel AND yummy idea, for sure.
Cookery Magic, 117 Fidelio Street, Singapore 458492; www.cookerymagic.com
Hang out with the Hungry Mummies for a class or two and learn how to whip up healthy, delicious meals for the whole family in a jiffy. Alongside your own little sous chef, these customised cooking lessons will have you creating meals that cater to your family’s preferences and dietary restrictions. You’ll also learn handy tips on meal planning and budgeting to make this an all-round practical feast!
Hungry Mummies, 51 Mount Sinai Dr, Singapore 277107; www.hungrymummies.com
If you are looking for some ideas for fun family bonding AND fancy learning how to rustle up the perfect macaron or top-notch pasta dish, cooking classes at ToTT are the ones to sign up for. Designed especially for a parent and child team, there are tons of classes to choose from, so you’re sure to find a suitable cooking class and timing.
ToTT, Century Square, 2 Tampines Central 5, #02-14, Singapore 529509; Suntec, 3 Temasek Blvd, #02-427, Singapore 038983; www.tottstore.com
The Little Things
The Little Things is the big creation of former pre-school teacher Emily Yeo and passionate home cook Valerie Lee. We love that these ladies encourage independence in the kitchen and a hands-on approach to learning cooking skills. In the weekly two-hour sessions, kiddos will take on cool challenges such as meal-planning, food prep (which they will shop for at the market!), recipe creating and even the occasional team project for the local community.
The Little Things, 244N Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574369, www.littlethings.sg
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