Our fun and educational cooking classes are a great way to introduce your kids to healthy eating!
In our cooking classes, kids are fully involved at every stage. They learn fun food facts and are encouraged to smell, touch, cook and taste a range of healthy foods.
We believe that exposing young adults to good eating habits and teaching them to make healthy food choices are essential, and are things that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
Kids learn fun food facts and are shown how to use basic kitchen utensils and appliances in a safe way. The food they make is eaten at the end of the class.
Our courses for this age group are very popular - particularly with boys. Lets face it, they will be starving for the next 10 years so lets up-skill them now!
Duration: 90 minutes Please record any recipes made in prior classes in the Registration Instructions (at the checkout) to ensure recipes are not repeated.
- Learn fun food facts and tips on how to use basic kitchen utensils and appliances in a safe way.
- The food that kids will prepare will be served as a snack with often some left-over to take home.
- Enjoy fresh food and recipes made from scratch.
- All cooking is nut-free (but nuts are included in our recipes as optional) and any other allergies can be accommodated.
- Recipes are often also suitable as after school snacks, or as food to add to their lunch boxes.
- An apron will be provided.
- Just your kid's interest in cooking! Please ensure your child is NOT starving as they will not be eating for over an hour. It is difficult to make a recipe when the ingredients have been eaten.
- Please ensure children are dropped off and picked up on time
Casual (Warning: It might get messy). Wear covered shoes. Long hair tied back.
Young Adults that have an interest in cooking and health.
Vendor since 2015
At Whats 2 Eat? our aim is to sell to your children the fun of cooking and making recipes using fresh whole foods.
“Sell ?” you think. Yes! We want to promote basic foods which don’t have the huge advertising budgets of processed foods.
Convenience is often the priority on which our food choices are made and this often leads to a diet high in salt, sugar and fat and low in fibre. Our fun classes will direct kids to foods which will achieve better health outcomes. We aim to not only alter your child’s diet by having them make our quick and easy recipes thereby reducing their intake of processed foods and altering their perception of foods they do not like.
Our cooking classes are hands-on with the kids, involving them in every stage – from harvesting foods in the garden to peeling, grating, mixing, chopping and cooking their ingredients in the kitchen, all under strict supervision. We will stimulate kids taste buds and all other senses important to enjoying food, and surprise you with how easily these foods can be prepared. In this way, they achieve ownership of their food and are willing to try new things. You will be surprised at the results! We believe that cooking skills can boost the self-esteem and confidence of a child, and that their pride in these newfound abilities will encourage lifelong healthier eating habits.
Yes, we do use sugar, salt and fat in our recipes but not by the truck load, and you know exactly what ingredients go into each recipe. Have you ever had trouble reading the list of ingredients on a food packet? Your grandmother would struggle to find something she could call food.
At What’s 2 Eat we avoid the use of the word “healthy” which can be off-putting to children. Making the best food choices will affect your child’s energy levels, learning ability and memory, moods and body image along with general ability to cope with life’s stresses, their complexion, hair health and weight management and then… all of that medico stuff which I will leave for the doctors etc. to tell you about.
Making better food choices can be easy and it is our mission to show all children how.