Sprout Chefs in Darien, CT cooking classes for kids

Cooking classes for kids

 Fall and Winter Classes

To sign up for a class, click on the links below to register through Darien Parks and Rec. Each session of classes will focus on seasonal ingredients, holidays, current trends, and the class’s particular interests. All classes are hands-on.  

 

October

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Apples and Pumpkins and Ghosts, Oh No!
3-Class Series

Mondays, October 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Ages 5 - 12

This session is all about cooking with fresh fall ingredients. Chefs will create apple pies to bake in their own ovens.

They will learn how to turn their Jack-o’-lanterns into something delicious after Halloween is over. The class will conclude with decorating a spooky 5 1/2” Halloween cake, to bring home and share. The Paddle Hut at Weed Beach.

Fee: Darien Resident $108, Non-Residents $130.

Halloween Cake Decorating (Single Class)

Halloween Cake Decorating
Single Class

Sunday, October 30th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ages 5 - 13

Aspiring pastry chefs will meet in the Stone Hut at Tilley Pond Park to hear how trick-or-treating first began, followed by decorating a 5 1/2” Halloween cake, to take home. Fee: Darien Resident $29, Non-Residents $35

November

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Parent and Child Thanksgiving Pie-Making Single Class

Tuesday, November 22nd, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. All ages and abilities.

Each participant, adult, and child will prepare a 10” pie crust, made from scratch, as well as the fillings to take home and bake in their own ovens. This is just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.  Choices are pumpkin, sweet potato, or pecan fillings. This is not just limited to parents.  Significant adults are welcome, with their significant child.

The Paddle Hut at Weed Beach Fee: Darien Resident $36, Non-Resident $43

November/December

Holiday Inspired Pies, Cakes and Cookies

Holiday Inspired Pies, Cakes and Cookies 4-Class Series

Mondays, November 28th, and December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Ages 5 -12.

The four-week series will focus on making cake-pops, pies, cookies, and cake decorating.

The Paddle Hut at Weed Beach Fee: Darien Resident $144, Non-resident $173

January/February

Stone Soup

Stone Soup
4-Class Series

Mondays, January 9th, 23rd, 30th, and February 6th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Ages 5 -12.

It’s all about staying warm and cozy during the cold months of January and February. To get through the shortest days of the year, the participants will make soups to warm hearts and nourish souls. Samples of the soups will come home each week, along with the recipe, so the kids can remake the soups at home.

The Paddle Hut at Weed Beach Fee: Darien Resident $144, Non-resident $173

February

Winter Camp

Winter Camp

Fairytales & Recipes:

A Creative Writing & Cooking Camp for Kids

Monday - Friday, February 20th - 24th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ages 5 -12.

Each morning will open with the reading of a food-inspired children’s picture book. This will be followed with making and creating recipes in the SproutChef experimental kitchen. For lunch they will eat their own experiments and brainstorm what they want to write.  After food clean-up, they will create, write, and illustrate their own food-inspired stories. By Friday, each participant will take home a hard copy of their completed story, along with lots of new ideas for future cooking and writing.

The Paddle Hut at Weed Beach Fees: Darien Resident $480 Non-resident $576

Creating Edible Valentines

Creating Edible Valentines to Give Away (or keep)

Single Class

Monday, February 13th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Ages 5 -12.

The participants will ice, decorate and package 24 small cookies that can be handed out like Valentine cards.

The Paddle Hut at Weed Beach Fees: Darien Residents $36, Non-residents $43.

February/March

International Cooking Class

International Cooking Class

5 Class Series

Mondays, February 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Ages 5 -13.

The participants will travel around the world via their taste buds.  The mixed ages will work together to make French crepes, Italian pasta, Chinese noodle bowls, Mexican tacos and Indian khichari during the five weeks.

The Paddle Hut at Weed Beach Fees: Darien Resident $173, Non-resident $208

Darien, CT Cooking classes for kids

For more information about birthday parties, at-home cooking classes or questions about classes feel free to contact me.

Sprout Chefs: Darien, CT Cooking classes for kids