Our kids classes (Yes, we offer adult classes too!) are designed for kids to practice kitchen skills, learn about kitchen equipment, and includes food and personal safety. The kid friendly recipes are chosen so that the kids can do them themselves once they get home. They get to eat or take home their own creations. Fostering independence is a main goal, as is having fun.
Our menus emphasize fresh ingredients, locally grown when possible. We serve fresh fruit plus milk or water with all menus. Nutrition education is a major component of our curriculums and our curriculums are tracked to health and wellness frameworks for the State of Arkansas.
Kids Cook! classes are open to the public and are held at several local venues including Eggshells, Little Rock Montessori School, Pulaski Academy, Episcopal Collegiate School and several CALS branch libraries. Current classes are listed on the Class Schedule page or find Kids Cook! on Facebook.
SPORK is a nutrition-based, hands-on cooking program for middle school kids and their families. In 2008 Kids Cook! collaborated with a Clinton School of Public Service student team, Pulaski County Youth Services and Arkansas Children’s Hospital to develop the program which includes a nutrition talk for parents and a family meal made entirely by the kids. The program has been offered at Dunbar Middle School, Pulaski Heights Middle School, Fletcher Branch Library and Rooker Branch Library. In 2012 there will be SPORK series at eStem Middle School, Williams Branch Library, Thompson Branch Library and Audubon Arkansas.
For specific information on how to bring SPORK! to your school, please contact us.
Kids Cookin’ for a Cause!
Our Kids Cookin’ for a Cause! community service program gives kids the opportunity to practice their kitchen skills while earning community service hours. Kids bake or cook and the food produced is donated to Potluck, Arkansas’ food rescue organization, for kids served by Potluck’s Kids Pantry. Since November 2008, over 300 kids, ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade have participated in this project. They have produced an estimated 2,900 pounds of food, enough for meals for 4,000 hungry kids.
To learn more about this program and how you can bring it to your group or school, please contact us.