If you have a picky eater at home or one who loves spending time in the kitchen, signing them up for cooking classes is more than worth it!

Children will learn important kitchen skills, they’ll hone their math skills, become more articulate and confident when communicating with others, and they’ll even have fun just making some gooey gloop. Plus, many of these classes teach children about healthy eating and nutrition – perfect for those times when all your youngster wants to do is eat hot dogs and mac ‘n’ cheese. There’s no guarantee that kids will take an interest in the culinary arts after this experience – but it is a good idea as something else to sign them up for if nothing else.

Take a look at our list of Top 10 Cooking Classes for Kids around Phoenix below:

Sweet Basil Gourmet offers classes for kids 8 years old and up and teens on Saturdays, after school, and in summer at week-long camps. Parent Kids & Teen classes are also popular. 

Here, kids will prepare just “kids-easy” dishes but the real deal!

8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite C-4, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Spilled Batter teaches kids lifelong skills in the kitchen.

This enhances kids’ confidence, creativity, and collaboration. From cooking and baking basics to more elaborate meal preparation, Spilled Batter is the go-to school in Scottsdale, Arizona for children ages 3-13 to attend single classes, birthday parties, or other themed sessions, and seasonal camps!

5515 E. Laurel Lane, Scottsdale, AZ,

At Classic Cooking Academy you will find classes for both kids and teens (ages 8 to 17) so that they may boost their culinary comprehension and perfect their palate.

Classic Cooking Academy offers After-School Cooking Classes, Camps, After-School Baking Classes, and more!

10411 East McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Meraki Cooking School offers children, teens, and neurodiverse individuals an enriching program designed to promote independence and self-confidence while making new friends and learning exciting new cooking skills. 

At Meraki, kids will learn to Cook with Soul, Creativity, and Love.

952 E Lodgepole Drive, Gilbert, AZ

Mix Cooking School offers a unique variety of hands-on cooking classes for home cooks of all ages!

You will find many fun options for the little ones including Baking Camp, Breakfast Basics, and many more unique options!

4995 S Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ, United States, Arizona

Kids 9-15 years old can enroll in the college’s wildly popular annual summer Culinary Kids Camp.

Here, aspiring young culinarians create a series of made-from-scratch meals. Campers prep and produce items they can recreate at home with a strong focus on healthy cooking techniques and ingredients.

SCC offers three skill levels for camp: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Parents can enroll their kids in one or all three for a summer of fun and food.

9000 East Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ

The AZ Cake Shoppe is a family-run business that specializes in custom cakes as well as classes for all skill levels! 

AZ Cake Shoppe features classes on various subjects, including one of the kids’ favorites, cake, and cookie decorating, also sugar painting, chocolate transfers, gum paste flowers, cake sculpting, edible jewels, and cake pop classes.

4601 E Carolina Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85032, USA

Whisked Away Cooking School is a place where people of all ages can gather and enjoy cooking a great meal together.

Whether you’re new to cooking or a pro in the kitchen, there are always tips to learn, recipes to take home and fun to be had in the kitchen!

4823 E Mulberry Dr, Phoenix, AZ

Children’s Culinary Institute is the perfect place for kids from 2-16 years of age to learn cooking and other kitchen-related stuff such as health and how and where food comes from. 

There are many fun and unique classes at every location!

Multiple locations in the Phoenix area