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Darien, CT Sprout Chef cooking classes for kids

About Lisa

As a child, Lisa was a reluctant reader. It was not until her mother let her bake a cake from a cake mix, that she was inspired to improve her reading skills. 


Her first cake was a disaster, but the experience opened up a new world for her. This inspired her to become an avid reader, which led to her to a life long love of cooking and reading. Since then, she has baked many cakes and read many books.


She got her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and masters degree from Texas A&M, Commerce, both in education with reading specialties. She taught school from Headstart to 6th grade for many years, in two countries and three states.


Now she has combined her two passions of cooking and teaching kids into some fun and educational classes.

Lisa Nelms, Sprout Chefs Darien, CT Cooking classes for Kids

Lisa Nelms


"My son took the Cooking Around the World class and loved it! Chef Lisa has a gift for engaging and sparking an interest in all types of cooking and foods with the children. The highlight was my Kindergartener beaming and proud over preparing and eating Bi Bim Bop, I was amazed when he asked me to cook collard greens for dinner at home.” 

— Kerry M., mom

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