Cooking classes for kids on Long Island

Sur La Table in Lake Grove and Manhasset

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Do you have a budding chef on your hands? If so, you're in luck. There are many places on Long Island where children and teens can bake their favorite sweets, prepare a full meal and learn basic cooking techniques. So grab your chef's hat and apron and check out one of these cooking classes for kids in Nassau and Suffolk.

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    A la Carte Culinary Services Attractions 32 Atlantic Ave. Lynbrook Children ages 8 and up can participate in “Kids After School” and “The Jr. Chef” classes while the “Grown Ups and Kids” and the “Dads and Daughters” classes are open to any age. All classes are hands-on and most present a full meal. Classes start at $49 per person, per class, or $119 for the ones you can take with your children.

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    Basini's mini carrot cupcakes are grounded (not shredded)

    The Baking Coach 320 Broadway-Greenlawn Rd. Huntington Children ages 7 and under with an adult or kids ages 8 and up with an older sibling or adult can enjoy themed-baking classes such as apple pies, buttercream basics, cupcakes, gingerbread houses, cookies and more. There's an annual registration fee of $15; prices start at $75 per session.

  • Bubble Learning in Babylon Village offers classes for

    Bubble Learning Center 15 East Main St. Babylon There are a variety of cooking classes for kids, for example, The Cook Book, which exposes children to cooking techniques, cuisines and more. Other classes may include the Bubble Bakery, where kids can learn to make an assortment of breads, pretzels, cookies and more. Prices start at about $400 for 16 weeks for children ages 2 1/2 and up.

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    Celebrations In the Kitchen in Hicksville is a

    Celebrations in the Kitchen 63 E. Old Country Rd. Hicksville Celebrations in the Kitchen provides hands-on baking birthday parties for children of all ages as well as baking classes for children and adults alike. Some of the themes of the classes include holidays, for example Halloween, Christmas and Hanukkah, decorating your own candy house, theme cake, making pies, cupcakes and more from scratch.

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    Twice a year, Elegant Eating in Smithtown offers

    Elegant Eating Caterers 739 Smithtown Bypass Smithtown Twice a year, Elegant Eating offers a Take Your Kids to Brunch cooking class for children ages 6-12. The cost is $75 for one adult and one child.

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    Kitchen Time's Party Place Amusement center, Kids 691 Broadway Massapequa Two-hour cooking classes which includes the instruction, recipes and the resulting meal that will be eaten at the end of the session. Classes are monthly, frequently pegged to a holiday. Children ages 4-6 can partner with a parent; ages 7-12 can be dropped off; prices start at $35 per class, per child.

  • Little Chefs in Port Washington offers cooking classes

    Little Chefs 9 Soundview Marketplace Port Washington Cooking classes typically run 10 weeks for about $395 with a $35 registration and insurance fee. They range from classes for 3- and 4-year-olds called “Cooking With Colors, Shapes and Numbers” to classes in international cooking for 10- to 14-year-olds. Cooking clubs grouped by age meet once a month, September through June, for the same fee. One-time holiday classes are $55.

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    Oh My Girls (omg!) Kids 140 Jericho Turnpike Syosset Girls ages 8-18 can try a cooking class each night of the week featuring a different emphasis, from gluten-free cooking to vegetarian to international cuisines. The chefs also teach young girls different ways to make healthful and delicious meals, from mostly organic ingredients. The cost per dinner class is $35 for a 90-minute class. They also offer a pastry making/cake decorating (with a healthy twist) class which is $22.

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    Sugar & Spice Culinary Arts 45 New Hyde Park Road Garden City Children ages 8-13 can learn how to bake, plan and cook an entire meal. The 2 1/2 hour classes cost $50 per student. You can also find parent/child workshops where you'll be introduced to cooking techniques and menus the whole family will love, for example, cream of tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, Swedish meatballs with noodles, roasted carrots and homemade ice cream.

  • Sur La Table in Lake Grove and Manhasset

    Sur La Table in Lake Grove Home goods 313 Smith Haven Mall Lake Grove The chefs at Sur La Table in Lake Grove run cooking camps for children and teens over the summer, around the holidays and other times during the year. Children's classes are for ages 8-12 for $110. Teen classes are for ages 13-18 for $150. They'll learn cooking techniques, kitchen safety and handy tips that make cooking together memorable and fun.

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