Cookin’ up a storm!
Tap into your kiddo’s cooking potential with some fun and fruitful (pun-intended!) classes this summer holiday. We’ve lined up some engaging, inspiring and interactive cooking classes that are guaranteed to get your budding chefs into the kitchen. Whether you’re looking to learn some tasty new skills or simply spend some quality time together, these activities are perfect for children and parents to participate in. Make sure to come hungry (let’s be honest, when are we not?!)…
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BiteUnite offers cooking and baking classes for the little foodies and chefs out there where they’ll learn their way around the kitchen while picking fresh ingredients from the neighbourhood markets. The bakers will whip up healthy muffins, Chocolate, Choux Crèmes, and build a decorative Layer Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream. The chefs will dish up a selection of savoury pies, tartlets, and their very own Meatball Pasta entirely from scratch. Sign your little talented ones up now!
When: The baking camp runs from Monday, 3 July – Wednesday, 5 July, Monday, 10, July – Wednesday, 12 July, or Monday, 24 July – Wednesday, 26 July. The cooking camp runs from Monday, 31 July – Wednesday, 2 August, or Monday, 7 August – Wednesday, 9 August. 10am-1pm.
Where: G/F, 15 Lung On Street, Wan Chai, 2366 3231
How much: $1,380 per person. Click here for more information.
For all those sassy ones who love anything Parisian and sweet, Anita at Little Miss Macarons will guide you through creating your very own scrumptious macarons with fine ingredients and an extra personal touch. Expect your fluffy, velvety treats to come in all sorts of flavours from passion fruit, raspberry dark chocolate, to sea salt caramel and apple and cinnamon.
If everyone in the fam loves getting involved in the kitchen, then The Mixing Bowl is the place for you! It has a diverse selection of baking and cooking classes, like sugar cookie decorating, bread making, scone making and even a baker summer camp for the junior pâtissiers! The instructors put great emphasis on polishing basic techniques, so you’ll know how a dough is created, and the right way to measure, mix, knead, shape and roll and cut. The classes are normally 2.5-3 hours long, and you’ll get to take home the recipes you’ve practised in class.
Where: 23/F, The Pemberton, 22-26, Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 2524 0001
How much: Prices range between $400 to $2,850. For more information, click here.
With an emphasis on creativity, self-expression and teamwork, Whisked Baking provides baking classes to children of 3 and above in Putonghua and English. The baking studio also encourages healthy eating habits among the little ones, so the recipes are modified – having sweeteners (such as maple syrup and agave nectar) in place of sugar for their dessert recipes, and olive oil in their savoury recipes. They also offer gluten-free or egg-free recipes for those kiddies with special dietary requirements! Each class will feature one recipe and last from 1-1.5 hours.
Where: 21st Floor, Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, 3460 3130
How much: For Baby Whisks (3-4 year olds) and Little Whisks (5-7 year olds), $380 per class and $350 per class for a package of six classes. For Junior Whisks (7-10 year olds), $420 per class and $400 per class for a package of six classes. Click here to learn more.
Yoga and cooking under the same roof? Two birds with one stone, ladies! Little Yogis is bringing yoga, mindfulness and healthy eating habits to kiddos aged 1-12. The classes are all one hour long, with the first 40 minutes spent on yoga and the remaining 20 minutes on healthy cooking in a customised kid-friendly kitchen. Not only will your child be about to train their flexibility and balance, they’ll also learn to make healthy food choices from a young age.
Where: 1606 – 07, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, 2562 3688
How much: For one term which consists of 10 classes, $2, 500 (Baby), $3,000 (Toddler and Kids), and prices available upon request for private classes. Siblings receive a 10% discount. $250 for a Baby trial class and $300 for Toddler and Kids trial classes, but it can be waived upon same day enrolment for one term. $380 for a drop-in class. Click here for more info.
Le Meridien has recently launched a series of weekend cooking classes for young children where they will explore and learn through culinary art. There will definitely be something to impress every palate, with classes ranging from Pizza and Smoked Salmon Rillette, to Cream Cake decorations and Cookies in Piggy Style. Classes happen every Sunday and public holiday, so it’ll be an enjoyable way for the little chefs to spend their weekend and discover their culinary talents.
Where: Prompt, 4/F, Le Meridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, 2980 7417
How much: $220. Click here to sign up.
If your whole family loves cooking, sign yourselves up for YWCA’s Parent & Kid cooking class where the entire clan can spend a fun-filled day together in the kitchen. Learn how to make the ever so popular cartoon style Bento Boxes (Japanese lunch box consisting of rice, vegetables, fish and meat). Bento making will get you and your kiddies’ creative juices flowing as you experiment and decorate your lunch boxes with Japanese ingredients and condiments.
Age: 3+ (children aged 7 and above may attend the class alone.)
Where: 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, Hong Kong, 3476 1340
How much: $440. Click here to sign up.
Book your little ones (or the whole family!) in for a class at Cooktown, promising delicious sweet and savoury recipes in an inspiring and interactive environment. Together with your children, you’ll get to put together Animal Cupcakes, Chocolate Tart, Vanilla Panna cotta, and Piping Cookies. Some classes are taught by master chefs and teachers trained at the globally renowned Le Cordon Bleu.
Being a big fan of experimenting with healthy ingredients and innovative cooking techniques, and having brought to Hong Kong its first gluten free artisan bakery, natural foodie and entrepreneur Ifat will take you through different ways to prepare delectable, nutritious meals using non-processed food. She will demonstrate quick and easy techniques for healthy food preparation for your little urbanites! We think it’s also the perfect place to host your child’s birthday where they can share with their friends a hands-on cooking experience.
Time to enrol your budding chef to SPRING for a range of cooking classes where they will learn to make wise food choices and to develop their motor and cognitive abilities through food preparation and interactive activities in class. The kids will understand the importance of sharing dishes and table etiquette. They will be working in a purpose-built professional kitchen consisting of five double stations, promising an authentic cooking experience while bringing out the best in your tiny tykes.
Get crafty with Complete Deelite, one of the best bakers on the cake circuit this summer! During the Unicorn Cupcake & Cake Pop! workshop, your kiddie will decorate cake pops using candy melts and craft their own 3D unicorn cupcakes using edible good paint. Alternatively, they can bake their cheetah and zebra print cupcakes from scratch or decorate a quaint ice cream drip cake. Sounds pretty awesome to us!
Age: 8+ for the Ice Cream Drip Cake! class.
Where: 2/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, 3167 7022
How much: $650 per person. Click here, email at [email protected], or call for more details.
Sweetpea Café is the only 100% gluten free neighbourhood café serving the best gluten-free cakes in town, wholesome brekkie and brunch with vegetarian and vegan options along with coffee, tea, smoothie, nut milk… even house-made kombucha. This summer, the cafe is offering a five-day summer camp and a one-day workshop where your kids will learn to create elaborate confections with a playful twist, featuring Rainbow Confettie Cake, to Leopard Print Swiss Roll, and Strawberry Shortcake. On top of receiving a complimentary birthday dozen mini cupcakes voucher upon enrolment, the classes feature gluten-free baking with free-range eggs! Your child can opt for vegan and dairy-free baking as well, meaning no sacrificing tastebuds for dietary requirements!
Where: 4 Shin Hing Street, Central, 3689 7269
How much: $3250
Where: Shop 9A, Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, 2576 1535
How much: $480
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