Cooking Classes for Kids In Hoboken + Beyond

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Parents and caregivers have spent recent months racking the far corners of their brains for every ounce of creativity to keep kids happy and occupied. As the start to an unusual school year is in full swing, it never hurts to have extra activities under your belt, virtual or otherwise. Online cooking classes offer kids a chance to work their brains in the kitchen and come away with something yummy to share and new skills to boot. If you have a little chef at home, consider these local virtual cooking classes for kids.

Hudson Table Hoboken {1403 Clinton Street, Hoboken}

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Classes at Hudson Table cover baking techniques for kids, Mommy & Me virtual classes, and even a fall series featuring dishes from around the world for kids ages 8 to 14. Virtual classes include a live Zoom class from one of Hudson Table’s professional chefs. The after school cooking class will have your kids making dinner for the family in no time. For more information about kids’ classes at Hudson Table, please email Chef Sara at kidclasses@hudsontable.com

Cook Ease Catering {1101 Bloomfield Street Unit A, Hoboken}

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At Cook Ease Catering all chefs are welcome, both big and small. From private lessons to group classes, students will have fun while learning basic cooking skills. Children and teenagers will have a blast learning how to cook easy recipes in a hands-on experience. Marla teaches students a basic introduction to kitchen skills, all about ingredients, and how to work together to create amazing recipes at home. Specialized classes are offered for parents and teenagers, grandparents and pre-kindergarten aged kids, handicapped student chefs, and teen culinary adventures for the more advanced cooking apprentice. Register online today and start having fun in your kitchen.

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Bambino Chef {213 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

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If you missed this year’s summer camp at Bambino Chef, no worries, virtual classes are available this fall. While all in-person classes and camps have been moved online, virtual classes offer just as much information and fun for young chefs at home. Private lessons require at least five children to attend while private school group classes are geared towards larger groups. Depending on the age group, students can learn independence and self-discipline in the kitchen with minimal assistance. Check the site for details on classes and supplies.

Taste Buds Kitchen {109 West 27th Street, New York}

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A great option for the entire family, Taste Buds Kitchen is geared towards kids during the day and becomes a BYOB adult kitchen by night. Enjoy special one-time classes which are great for chefs ages two and up. Caregiver classes are designed for parent and child pairs with registration being per child. Family classes are for multiple kids, caregivers, and parents to enjoy cooking altogether. Registration for those classes are per person. Students can choose from baking cupcakes and cookies, learning to make dinner, or a virtual cooking science camp that runs for five days and will teach kids the science behind making magic in the kitchen.

Freshmade NYC {636 Broadway #516, New York}

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Based on your child’s age, there are three sessions to choose from at Freshmade NYC. Little Chefs for ages 2 to 4 features classes on making homemade pretzel sticks, garden yogurt cups, banana boats, and more. The Road Trip series for ages 5 to 10, will focus on making peach hand pies, Cuban-style rice, and unique dishes like watermelon poke bowls. For older kids, the Teen Series for ages 11 to 17 will spend their time making homemade pasta, learning advanced kitchen techniques, and exploring new flavors as they bake pies and learn to season well. Students will prepare savory and sweet recipes from scratch, along with the option to add additional themed activity classes throughout the week.

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Home Cooking New York {158 Grand Street, New York}

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At Home Cooking New York, there are a lot of options for kids to get involved in the kitchen, with or without the help of a parent. Single-session group classes are open to kids 10+ to take alongside a parent {kids 13+ are welcome to join independently}. In class, young chefs will learn to cook vegetables, make a northern Italian inspired dinner, make their own bagels, and enjoy a French crepe workshop. If these classes spark your interest, check out the culinary boot camp for adults. View the current class calendar for availability.

What other unique virtual experiences are your kids doing this fall? Share your creative ideas in the comments below!


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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.