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 Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes 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.

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Chef Key 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 Key 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, Times, Fees

Spring Session 2018:

  • Saturdays: May 19th, June 16th. Register for one or both. 
    • 3pm-4:30pm, family snack 4:30-4:45pm
    • for ages 6-9
    • Non-members: $25 per class, Members: $20 per class
  • Saturdays: May 19th, June 16th. Register for one or both. 
    • 10:30am-12:30pm, light family luncheon 12:30pm-1pm
    • for ages 10-14
    • Non-members: $35 per class, Members: $30 per class

Summer Session 2018:

  • Tuesdays: July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, and August 7th. 3pm-4:30pm
    • for ages 6-9
    • Non-members: $125, Members: $110
  • Wednesdays: July 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st, 8th - Aug 8. 3pm-5pm
    • for ages 10-14
    • Non-members: $150, Members: $135

Pre-registration required. Class size is limited to 12 participants


6-9 yrs old, 10-14 yrs old