By Linda Miller
September 3rd, 2021
Now, with the new virtual cooking classes offered by RemoteLearning.school, your children can learn how to channel their inner-chef! With online instruction from our skilled teachers, young chefs get to chop, mix and roll their way to a different delicious dish in each class - with enough to share with the fam!
Children will learn valuable culinary skills and new recipes, as well as enjoy a fun hands-on activity. They will be inspired to expand their taste buds to discover that "real food" can be really good. Kids will follow along with chefs as they practice culinary skills and learn new cooking techniques and recipes.
Cooking also builds self-confidence and independence, and teaches them art, math, and science along the way.
Each class, kids will learn simple recipes that they can prepare on their own with little to no adult supervision. All recipes are no cook preparations and focus on building flavor, assembling ingredients and being creative! Cooking promotes independence and confidence in all ages.
All recipes will be easy to make, healthy, and nutritious, so that kids can be encouraged to make it for themselves whenever they are hungry, and even cook for their parents, grandparents, and siblings! Your child will learn the essential cooking skills needed so that they can cook at home for the family.
All classes will also include downloadable recipe books with more great easy-to-make recipes for kids!
For cutting and chopping things, for the smaller chefs, we recommend kid safe knives which allow kids to cut food safely. They look similar to the ones pictured below and can be purchased for cheap in many general stores or online at Amazon - just search google for "kid safe knives." Depending on kid's age and motor skills, parents should assist.
Adult supervision is up to the discretion of each family. We keep classes paced for youth cooking with no or minimal adult help. This will depend a lot on the student's age and motor skills.
Food Safety Basics
Before taking the first cooking class, go over some ground rules with kids first:
4-5 year old kids
Young kids just love helping out, but need very close adult supervision since their motor skills are still developing. Teach these children the importance of washing produce and using clean appliances and utensils.
6-8 year old kids
Many kids at this age have developed fine motor skills by now, so they can handle some more work, but they still need food safety reminders.
9-10 year old kids
There is a wide range of skills in this age group, so tailor your tasks to each individual's maturity level. Be sure to discuss the importance of wiping down all surfaces and refrigerating perishables, such as eggs and milk, right away.
11-13+ year old kids
For the most part, older children can work independently in the kitchen, but should still have some adult supervision. Before letting these kids do grown-up tasks on their own, assess whether they can follow basic kitchen rules such as adjusting pan handles over counters to avoid bumping into them, unplugging electrical appliances, using knives and safely using the oven or microwave.
Appropriate Tasks (with adult supervision):
All online kids cooking classes are included for free with the RemoteLearning.school membership. While our cooking classes help kids gain all the culinary skills so that they can cook with minimum adult supervision, we encourage parents and kids to cook together sometimes - cooking together with your kids can be a fun way to teach them valuable skills, promote good nutrition and make long-lasting memories in the process!