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 to begin baking customised cupcakes or delicious breads, check out these fun cooking classes for kids in Singapore.
The best cooking classes for kids in Singapore
1. 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 the 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!
Where: buds by Shangri-La, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
2. ABC Cooking School
At ABC Cooking School, each course is comprised of six lessons. Every month, they’ll learn how to make Japanese-inspired dishes like Cheese Onion Curry and Oyakodon and delish desserts. Classes are done in groups of 4, for kids ages four to eight years old. If your child loves cute presentation and Japanese food, add ABC Cooking School to your list.
Where: ABC Cooking School, #03-12/12A Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
3. Cookery Magic
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.
Where: Cookery Magic, 117 Fidelio Street, Singapore 458492
4. Hungry Mummies
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!
Where: 58 Telok Blangah Heights, Singapore 100058
If you are looking for some ideas for fun family bonding AND you 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.
i12 Katong, 112 East Coast Road, #02-09/10 Singapore 428802
IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21 #03-27 Singapore 609601
Suntec, Suntec 3 Temasek Blvd, #02-427 Singapore 038983
6. 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.
Where: 244N Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574369
7. 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, inviting a special guest (you!) to dine too. Bon appetit!
Where: Camp Asia Super Chef, camp locations at SAIS and AIS
8. Tomato Cooking School
At Tomato Cooking School, both kids and teens can get serious about cooking or take the first steps towards a career as a chef. The school is professionally equipped for classes. Each student has their own cooking equipment, plus a full set of utensils and ingredients. Kids will share a stove and oven, as this need to be supervised by the trainers. Kids cook independently, under the guidance of experienced chefs. Best bit: the kiddos get to take home their delicious creations to share with mum and dad!
Tomato Cooking School, River Valley, Joo Chiat and Thomson Road.
9. Make + Do Classes at b_together
We love b_together, this super fam-friendly club at Dempsey Hill for lots of reasons, and one of them is their super fun cooking classes for the kiddos! With a specially fitted-out kitchen and communal table, drop the kids off for hours of fun. Check class times on their website.
Where: b_together, 16A Dempsey Road, Singapore, 247695
Love this list of cooking classes for kids in Singapore? Get those mini master chefs cooking, stat!