Teaching Kids How to Cook

I might have mentioned this a while ago, but another idea I have been thinking a lot about lately, is to take “A Jeanne in the Kitchen” out on the road to teach cooking lessons.  My friend Toni just asked me if I would like to teach her kids, whom she homeschools, cooking lessons.  I am all over this idea.  I think it would be loads of fun, and is a valuable skill everyone needs to learn.  Toni asked me to make up flyers so she could spread the word around to her fellow homeschoolers.  How much should I charge?  Toni and her kids are free, because I have known Toni and her husband Shane for a long time, and she would be doing me a huge favor by spreading the word.  I am also open to teaching others how to cook as well.  I am not limited to just working with kids.

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 Please let me know your thoughts and ideas.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til Next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

34 thoughts on “Teaching Kids How to Cook”

  1. This is a brilliant idea, and honestly you could turn it into a regular thing. A lot of homeschoolers have weekly / bi-weekly / monthly gatherings at community centers or at someone’s house, so you can get a gathering of kids all at once and even turn it into a semester or year-long class. I’d charge some fixed amount per kid, but I think it’s going to depend on who supplies the materials and how much they cost. You can also work basic math (like fractions, time, etc.) into it for the young kids. Or combine it with discussions of different cultures and geography. I think you could totally get a group of homeschoolers that would “travel the world” through cooking.

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  2. Well, right now with this pandemic, there would be a lot of problems trying to do this in person, although not impossible But do you have a couple of kids in your bubble who you could tape segments with? I think the idea of blending math and world studies with the cooking is brilliant! Kids love to cook, and they don’t even notice that you are asking them to do math when you double the cookie recipe!

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    1. Obviously I can’t show pictures of the kids, but I can show you the recipes and the finished products we make. I went to Barnes & Nobles and bought a whole bunch of kids cookbooks. I know, more cookbooks. I just can’t help myself. 🙂

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      1. I’m curious to find out how it went.
        As for how much to charge… I have NO idea. Like someone else mentioned, I guess it would depend on whether you get the ingredients or them, how old the kids are, how many kids there are at one time, and how difficult the dish that you are cooking. $20/h popped into my head but I’m not sure if that’s too little or too much.

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  3. This was a very interesting read and an excellent idea. All children should be taught to cook from a young age as it is a life skill they are going to need throughout life. Making the most of this pandemic this is the best time to be teaching children whilst at home with parents or carers.

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