Looking for Chef for Cooking Lesson

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Submitted by powayseller on December 3, 2006 - 7:26pm

Does anyone know a chef who would give my son a cooking lesson? My 9-yr-old loves to cook since age 5, and he made over half the Thanksgiving dinner by himself this year. He has a subscription to Bon Appetit, and wants to be a chef after he finishes college (thanks to Chef Ramsey on Hell's Kitchen for that inspiration).

One of his wishes is a cooking lesson, but not one where you watch, but where you get to help with the cooking. I guess I could call a bunch of restaurants, but thought someone here might have a connection. Does anyone know a chef who would give a hands-on cooking lesson to a kid?

Submitted by Critter on December 4, 2006 - 2:18pm.

Great News in Pacific Beach has cooking classes - not sure if everyone pitches in or watches, but it's a start.

Ditto Macy's.

Submitted by PerryChase on December 4, 2006 - 2:36pm.

How about taking the family to a resort where they have cooking classes? Your son might even enjoy a trip overseas. Many hotels have cooking classes. Just call around and check.

Submitted by contentrenter on December 4, 2006 - 9:43pm.

I've used a personal chef named Kyle Wesendorf before. Her website is www.briocooks.com and she's amazing. She comes to your house with her equipment and cooks whatever you want. Not sure how she'd be as a teacher, but she definitely knows what she's doing.

Submitted by sn727 on December 6, 2006 - 12:02pm.

My fiance graduated from culinary school a few years ago and is a chef in a French restaurant. He is good with kids, I'm sure he would be interested in something like this. Let me know how to contact you if you are still looking for someone. Good luck to your son!

Submitted by powayseller on December 7, 2006 - 5:53pm.

Can you e-mail me at schberkland@sbcglobal.net? Thanks :)

I contacted Brio, and she charges $50/hr, 4 hr minimum, plus groceries. Kind of pricey.

Submitted by carli on May 4, 2011 - 10:35am.

The Sur La Table store in the Carlsbad Forum is a great option for kids' classes and summer cooking camps, if you live close enough. They have a big commercial kitchen space in the back of the store and they offer weekend kids' classes and even better, 5-day summer camps with themes like "Global Favorites" or "Delicious Desserts"...one of our kids attended a teen party/cooking class there and had a blast. The camp is a little pricey at $350 for all 5 days, but if you're planning to do a summer camp anyway, this one would be a huge hit. Here's their July schedule - http://www.surlatable.com/browse/storeCa...

There's also a place that I've heard good things about called Kitchen Art Studio in Mira Mesa that runs kids cooking classes and camps - http://www.kitchenartstudio.net/

Submitted by ryphoenix on May 5, 2011 - 11:52am.

BuyWithMe has a deal on Italian cooking class. I tried to forward you the email but delivery failed.


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