Junior Chefs Cooking Club

Do you have a budding young chef in the family?  Junior Chefs Cooking Club is for youth who want to explore the world of culinary arts!

Together with Chef Katie Key, Junior Chefs will be led through a 5 week program that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!  

Junior Chefs will learn:

  • basic culinary techniques and tools
  • how to balance the 6 flavors 
  • herb and spice ID
  • local seasonal ingredients and how to work with them
  • kitchen safety and cleanliness

Young cooks deserve to have the skills and knowledge to back up their passion for food!  Junior Chefs Cooking Club can empower them with the know-how and inspiration to cook for themselves and others with natural ingredients that contribute to healthy people and planet.

Recipes may include: Strawberry Vinaigrette and Pea Shoot Salad, Summer Vegetable Chili, Garlic Scape Hummus, Iron Chef Stir Fry with Original Marinade, Chocolate Souffle with Honey Whipped Cream (recipes may change based on ingredient availability)

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Chef Katie celebrates unity by bringing everyone to the table and creating inclusive dishes for diverse needs and tastes.  She specializes in creating innovative, delicious health-supportive cuisine through private event catering and personal cooking in NYC and the Hudson Valley.  With over fifteen years of experience as an educator, Chef Katie also leads empowering hands-on cooking classes for youth in partnership with Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Common Ground Farm, and Green Teen of Beacon, NY. 

Dates and Times

  • Summer Session: Tuesdays: July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st, 8th. 4pm-5:30pm
  • Fall Session: Tuesdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. 4:30pm-6pm


7-12 years old




Members: $85
Non-Members: $100
Pre-registration required. Class size is limited to 12 participants