We have temporarily paused running our cooking activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and are very much looking forward to starting up again as soon as possible! For our online cooking classes please check our homepage for details of our current classes.
Our cooking classes are all about having fun and being creative with food. For each lesson we follow a recipe that the children put together to create their own dish to share with family or friends.
All of our recipes have been created by the Kids Arts Academy, we like to create delicious food with the kids, working with lots of familiar ingredients and learning to make things they will want to remember! For example, our lemon drizzle cake, homemade pizza, chocolate trifle, calzones and loads more. To see some of our menus take a look at our Newspage where you will find activity timetables for our past holiday clubs.
At our holiday clubs we complete one sweet and one savoury dish every day, at the after school cooking clubs we alternate between sweet and savoury recipes each week.
Some examples of the types of things we make are: cakes, buns, biscuits, pies, crumbles, lasagnas, pizzas, breads, calzones, tarts, pastas..and we change the recipes everyday so that children do not repeat the same activities.
All of our recipes are meat free and we can cater for special dietary requirements such as wheat and dairy intolerances. Ingredients are provided and included in the cost.
At the holiday clubs the cooking groups are divided into two age groups: 4-8yr. olds and 9-14 yr. olds. The older group tends to do more complicated preparation and culinary techniques, weighing, sauce making (1:1 supervision) and different chopping techniques (no sharp knives are used).
The younger cooking group concentrates on different methods of food prep: rolling, mixing, whisking, folding, mashing etc, and exploring flavours when combining the ingredients. We may do some simple chopping techniques but, again, no sharp knives are used.
Please note all our age groupings are flexible so if you have a request to seat your siblings in the same group please simply note this on the ‘Additional Info’ section when booking online.