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 masterchef 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.
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, Singapore 208252, p. 6299 4221.
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 only from the best, 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 practice setting up their own restaurant and inviting a special guest (you!) to dine. Bon Appetit!
Stamford American International School, 279 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 347691, p. 6593 3691.
Kit Lab & Studio
Boasting a sleek open kitchen, Kit Lab & Studio is small and personal – just the way we like it. Situated in the east, this cool cooking space believes in a less structured setting, so students are encouraged to explore their creativity and improve their craft as they learn how to whip up a storm.
Kit Lab & Studio, #01-02 East Village, 430 Upper Changi Road, Singapore 487048, p. 9652 2215
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, p. 9665 6831.
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 cooked according to your family’s preference, dietary restrictions and budget in mind. You’ll also learn handy tips on regarding meal planning and budgeting to make this an all-round practical feast!
Hungry Mummies, 40 Coronation Road West, 269258, p. 9743 7685
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 dishes, 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, 896 Dunearn Road, Singapore 589472, p. 6219 7077.
The Magic Spicebox
For anyone who already has one of Namita Mehra’s amazing Indian Spicebox kits and accompanying recipe book, the news that she is now teaching our kids how to cook is music to our ears! Small cooks age five to 10 years will be taught how to spice up their dishes when they discover cool recipes (we are loving the sound of Pirate Jimmy’s Peppery Patties!) through the wonder of storytelling. Namita is the author of The Magic Spicebox which will be used throughout your kids’ cooking lessons. Fun, informative classes are taught one Saturday per month for little people, and Namita also runs lessons for grown ups (hurrah!).
The Magic Spicebox, Providore Cooking Studio, Downtown Gallery, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 215H Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574349, p. 6456 3140.
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