Guide to Northern Colorado’s Cooking Classes for Kids: Boulder & Fort Collins

By sending children to cooking classes, parents can not only give them the chance to build up qualities like responsibility, creativity, and cooperation but also cultivate a lifetime of knowledge about nutrition. This is particularly essential in today’s era of fast-food culture and pre-packaged snacks.
In this way, providing your children with an extra-curricular cooking activity could prove invaluable in their upbringing as well as lead to healthier lives in the long run. For those interested in exploring this option, Northend Colorado has some fantastic cooking classes on offer.
Let’s take a look at some great options in Boulder and Fort Collins:

Where: 1825 Pearl A, Boulder, CO 80302

Food Lab offers the coolest cooking classes around! Chefs of all ages are taught to cook and create experiences. Kids can enjoy the after-school program or kids’ workshops (ages 5 and up).

Parents are often jealous of these kids’ dedicated classes, but not to worry, the kids want to go home and make you dinner after learning and creating at Food Lab! 

The Food Lab also offers Kids’ birthday parties in which they will make all the mess, all the food, and all the fun!  The kids will go through a hands-on cooking class and make the food they will eat—dessert included! 

Where: 123 N. College Ave, Suite 130, Fort Collins, CO 80524

The Cooking Studio offers a great lineup of cooking classes and summer camps for kids and teens of all ages. Kids will cook and bake from scratch and recipes are refreshed for each camp and series. 

In kids cooking classes they will dive into some amazing menus & recipes to create delicious foods! Once kids learn the basics of cooking, they’ll have the confidence to do anything in the kitchen.

Where: Chefs on the Go, Fort Collins, CO

Chefs on the Go provides children the opportunity to build their cooking skills through interaction with local restaurants and bakeries.

Restaurant chefs will teach children how to cook their specialty and help children further understand the art of cooking. Throughout each session, kids will go to a new restaurant each day, which gives the participants a new exciting adventure daily throughout the program!

Where: 805 Pearl St, Boulder, CO, United States, Colorado

Chocolate-making, baking, and pastry-creation classes at the PL&C bakery in Boulder!

The little ones of the family can register for the Junior Pastry Chef Camp happening once a year, or check out any of the kid-friendly and private classes!

Where: 359 Linden Street, Fort Collins, Colorado

The Teaching Kitchen is dedicated to playing, community, and learning, and it offers a regular schedule of classes on cooking, cocktails, and crafting, plus a food-centric book club that meets every month.

There are classes for all ages and abilities!

Where: 1850 29th Street, Suite #1004, Boulder, CO 80301

Sur La Table offers cooking classes for all ages and occasions, including camps and classes designed to introduce young cooks to exciting ingredients, delicious menus, and cool kitchen tools.

These kids’ cooking classes are designed for ages 7–11. Instructors are actual chefs with hands-on teaching experience, so they know just how to guide kids every step of the way. Classes are based on a theme, whether it’s cooking techniques, baking skills or even opening a restaurant. 

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