Do you have a little chef or baker at home who’s constantly trying to help in the kitchen? How about signing them up for one of the many cooking classes around town? Kids will be able to get their hands dirty in the kitchen and whip up something yummy at the same time. Although physical classes might be on hold for now due to the lockdown in KL, be sure to check back once it ends so kids can spend time playing junior master chef, and pick up some useful skills at the same time. Little Steps rounds up our favorite cooking and baking classes for kids right here in the Klang Valley.
Touting itself as Japan's Number 1 modern baking and cooking studio, ABC Cooking Studio offers a comprehensive lesson plan for those keen on learning Japanese home cooking, making cakes, bread and wagashi. For kids, the ABC Kids Course consists of six lessons conducted over two hours, and is valid for 12 months. The course is suitable for kids from ages 4-8 years. Some of the goodies that kids can learn to make include Spaghetti with Tomato Meat Sauce, Corn Pizza, Mille Feuille, and Orange Roll Cake. As both studios are currently closed for the lockdown, check out their Facebook page for updates on their online courses.
ABC Cooking Studio, Pavilion Elite, Lot7.102, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2110 4858 / 1700 81 3884 ; The Gardens Mall, Lot T-226, 3rd Floor, 58000 Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2201 3600 /+603 2201 5600/ 1700 81 3884, www.facebook.com/abccookingstudio.my
From baking and cooking to arts and crafts, children aged 7 years and above as well as adults can hone their skills at Angelicioxs Studio. Located in Taman Desa, they cater for groups of eight per class with classes led by Chef Shawn. Kids can look forward to fun sessions in a cosy environment, and sign up for a minimum of four sessions priced at RM270.
Angelicioxs Studio, 5-1, Jalan 5/109F, Plaza Danau 2, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6012 273 6779, www.angelicioxsstudio.com
French/Spanish chef Jean conducts classes for adults including domestic helpers and kids, along with catering and consulting services. For a birthday party with a twist, consider hiring him to conduct a cooking lesson in his kitchen or your home. Kids will love the unique, hands-on experience! When not conducting classes, he dishes out lovely meals available for order to keep hungry tummies happy!
For families looking to bond over cooking and baking, this is just the place for you. Kids can choose what to make from cupcakes to brownies to cakes and cheese tart according to the difficulty level, and enjoy the fruits of their labor. The kitchen comes fully equipped where everything you need is provided. As the kids get busy, mums and dads can kick back and enjoy some coffee. During the lockdown, they've also come up with handy DIY kits so kiddo can decorate cakes or cookies at home and enjoy them with the whole family, and also organized several online classes. Check out their Facebook page for more updates.
Good Times DIY Baking & Lifestyle Café, L2-052, MyTOWN Shopping Center, Jalan Cochrane, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2778 4357, www.facebook.com/GoodTimesDIYBakingCafe
Kids as young as 4 years old can learn to cook at Smart Junior Chef with centers in Puchong and USJ. From proper food handling, preparation, cooking and baking techniques, to kitchen safety, reading recipe and more, kids will learn all the basics skills. Classes are divided into several levels according to the level of difficulty.
Kids as young as 3 all the way to 17 years are welcomed at this cooking school. With the main outlet at Desa Sri Hartamas, and a second location in IPC Shopping Center, both venues are beautifully fitted with vibrant cheerful hues and an inviting interior designed to make kids feel right at home. There are ad hoc parent and child classes, and weekly classes for little juniors keen to perfect their Masterchef ambitions. The school also plays host to birthday parties, workshops, special events, and holiday camps.
Young Chefs Academy, No. 5-3 Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6018 366 6414, www.youngchefsacademy.com
At Nineteen Culinary Studio located in Damansara Heights led by a team of culinary instructors, you'll find cooking and baking classes for all ages. Adults and kids alike can sign up for one of the many classes available including how to cook healthy, baking bread and cakes, and pick up a variety of cuisines as well fondant decorating, and sugar crafting skills. Follow them on their Facebook page to find out the latest updates.
At Nineteen Culinary Studio, No.19 Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6016 3778 236, +603 2094 6081, email@example.com, www.at19culinary.com