Sharing the Joy of Cooking with Kids

Tiny Chefs provides cooking themed parties, classes, camp, and specialty events for children in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC areas. Our cooking events are a fun way for kids to flex their creative muscles, spend time working in peer groups, and best of all: a great way to introduce them to the joy of cooking and baking!

Cooking teaches kids valuable skills that they can carry with them through life. Children practice basic math when they measure ingredients, reading comprehension as they follow a recipe, team building as they work in groups, and they also build a strong foundation for healthy eating. All of these skills are mixed in with delicious food and fun. Check out our services to see how you can book or work with Tiny Chefs!

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” - Guy Fieri

Services We Offer

Planning a Party?

Choose an entrée, dessert, and/or appetizer from our kid friendly menus, and our instructor will come to your home to host a 1 1/2-hour party. Kids will decorate their own chef hats and as the entrée is cooking, children will have time to decorate their placemat and chat with friends. The kids eat the food they prepare and receive printed recipes of everything they make.

Girls and boys, ages anywhere from 4-14, will get to learn by doing, and are encouraged to explore their imagination and creativity while learning basic cooking skills and safety in the kitchen.

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Single session or series options

In addition to essential cooking skills like chopping, grilling, and sautéing, our instructors work with your children to teach them skills that will stay with them for years. Classes and camps cover organizational skills, learning to work as a team, cooperation, and taking turns. Sessions also touch on math skills (as they learn to double or half ingredient measurements) and reading comprehension (as they learn to work from a recipe).

We make an effort to introduce ingredients and flavors that may not be familiar to many students, like adding sweet potato to a biscuit recipe for a healthy, hearty twist. We balance fun, unusual flavors with classic recipes they’ll make again and again.

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Summer Cooking Camps

We’re cooking up delicious eats and sweets all summer long at our summer cooking camps in DC, Maryland, and Viriginia!

Each week of class will focus on a different theme. Example themes include Molto Italiano!; One Ingredient, Three Ways; Snack Attack; All American Summer Favorites; Breakfast for Dinner!; French Bistro; Tapas & Small Plates; Nutrition Sleuths; Baking Boot Camp; Mexican Fiesta!; Amazing Asian; Let’s make EVERY DAY a holiday!; Cupcake Wars; Books for Cooks; Cookie Explosion, Tropical Madness; Gluten Free; and more!! Visit our camps page for more information.

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In-School & Special Events

Looking to host a special event that involves food and fun? Let the Tiny Chefs team customize a cooking event for you! Our trained staff will travel to your location for a 90-minute to two-hour event based on your specifications. We’ve got just the program to engage and excite students of all ages.

Events include Nutritional Cooking Workshop & Discussion; Holiday Cooking Workshops; Healthy Kids Day Event; Spring Break Cooking Camps; Open House Cooking Demos; Kids in the Kitchen Instructional Workshops and End of Year Cooking Parties – or email us to create your own specific event!

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After-School Enrichment

Cooking classes make a delicious and nutritious after school activity! Join us this year as we cook up some fun in our interactive after school enrichment classes at the schools around the metroplex. Our instructors will bring all the necessary cooking supplies and food to teach kids how to make tasty eats from scratch.

For our FALL 2014 SESSION we are traveling the globe cooking up fabulous flavors and learning cooking techniques and ingredients from Asia, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico and Spain!

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Earn your Legacy Cooking Badge!

Our instructors travel to your residence with all of the supplies to cook or bake your way to a badge. We will also cover food safety and nutritional information, and supply your troops with literature and recipes. The badge class will last about 1.5-2 hours and the troops will be able to eat what they make at the end of the session!

Tiny chefs can coordinate with the following troops to help your scouts earn their next badge: Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior level Girl Scouts.

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