When it comes to cooking, kids love to get in on the action, but
it's not always easy to come up with safe, easy options inside the
kitchen. With that in mind, here are three great places where kids
are encouraged to make and eat their own culinary creations.
Rockit Bar & Grill offers Cook It! classes each Wednesday
evening. With advance notice, families can choose a menu entrée,
including pizzas, burgers and soups and work with the chef in the
restaurant's kitchen. Chef James brings great enthusiasm and
knowledge to his class. Best of all, kids get to work with
restaurant- grade equipment and handle all the ingredients. Adult
participation required. rockitbarandgrill.com
Flat Top Grill provides a stir fry bar, where kids can choose
everything from rice or noodles, which veggies or protein, and even
what kinds of sauce. Kids will love using tongs to choose just the
right pea pods and baby corns. Adults will love all the healthy
options. While kids can't actually do the cooking, they can watch
the whole process with open viewing of the giant grill. Locations
throughout the city and suburbs. flattopgrill.com
Even though Make a Messterpiece is an art
studio and not a cooking school, its very popular Kids Creative
Kitchen studio allows children to make culinary art. Little kids
love pounding and shaping dough. They can use super-safe
mini-choppers to mince vegetables of all different colors and
spread colored cream cheese for a topping. Cooking projects change
periodically, but are always art inspired and delicious. More
Alena Murguia lives in Berwyn, Illinois along with her husband and three growing sons.
See more of Alena's stories here.
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