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Young Chefs Academy050in Round Rock, TX 78664
about Young Chefs Academy:
The atmosphere is kid-friendly, with colorful cabinets, counters, cutting boards, and bathrooms (to encourage cleanliness!) inviting even the youngest kids to get busy in the kitchen. Parents are welcome to stay and observe, and even taste the end product of their children's efforts.
Instructors follow concise, clever lesson plans and have to know the two C's: cooking, and children - and be good with both. During classes, kids are encouraged to ask questions, express their likes and dislikes, and get confident about cooking skills. Each session's recipes are provided to students, with places to make comments on the back (what they might change next time, how highly they rate the taste) and those who sign up for a class series get their own recipe binder and apron to continue their gastronomic explorations at home.
Birthday parties are one and a half hours long, and guests participate in real hands-on cooking activities. There are several birthday packages to choose from; contact the Academy to determine offerings and current pricing.
Camp-Can-I-Cook is offered every summer, for young chefs ages four through 15. Mini-holiday and school break camps are also offered.
A retail section in the location offers chef accessories, t-shirts, and cooking-themed gifts to go along with gift certificates, which are available for purchase and are location-specific.