Kids enjoy learning their way around a kitchen, whether it’s helping bake cookies or cutting up vegetables for the weekly pot of soup. Taking cooking classes can empower youngsters to try new foods, feel comfortable around kitchen utensils, and enhance their fine and gross motor skills. Kids can even improve their reading and math skills by studying recipes and measuring the ingredients.
Our team at Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas has put together this list of cooking schools and classes in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area to help you jump-start your search for great culinary classes to enroll you or your child in.
Sur la Table
Sur la Table offers a wide range of themed cooking classes for adults, teens, and kids, both in-person and online. Children ages 7 to 11 can take part in the five-part Kids Series, including Baking 101, Global Flavors, and Culinary Excursion. Kids aged 12 to 17 can enroll in the five-part Teen Series with classes such as Bakeshop, Better Than Takeout, and Culinary Excursion. The team at Sur la Table also offers Date Night cooking classes for adults that range from Italian to Asian cuisine.
Sur la Table charges a flat rate for the entire household to take online classes, making this option a fun way for everyone to learn how to cook together. Instructors hold these classes via Zoom, and they are usually 1.5 to 2 hours long. When you show up for in-person classes at Sur la Table, expect to dive in with full participation in these hands-on classes. You’ll work with other students at your fully equipped workstation with step-by-step instructions from professional chefs.
Location: 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas.
If you’ve dreamed of mastering the art of pastry making, enroll in classes at the Pastry Academy. People 16 years and older are welcome to learn hands-on tips for creating tasty baked goods from professional pastry chefs. The team at the Pastry Academy teaches this 10-week course with modules that include:
- Bread and breakfast pastries.
- Pies and pound cakes.
- Plated desserts.
- Classic and contemporary cakes.
- Sugar confections.
- Ice cream.
- Creative pastry.
During select modules, you’ll learn how to make vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and allergy-free pastries to add to your repertoire of baked goods. Your tuition covers all materials, chef jackets, and an informative handbook. At the end of the 10-week course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion from the Pastry Academy. You can help expand your student’s knowledge of baking by taking advantage of books offered in the cooking section of your local North Las Vegas library.
Location: 201 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas.
Vegas Vegan Culinary School & Eatery
For families who want to learn how to cook plant-based foods, they’ll appreciate taking classes at Vegas Vegan Culinary School & Eatery. Here, you’ll learn how to create vegan dishes either in-person at the academy or online. This Las Vegas hot spot attracts people who enjoy eating high-quality innovative vegan food at the locations deli, cooking classes, or through their delivery service.
The Vegas Vegan Culinary School & Eatery offers over 25 cooking classes each month with in-house chefs, celebrity vegan chefs, or international vegan chefs. Look for classes such as Korean Temple Food, Sushi (made with vegan tuna), Caribbean Curry, and POPTARTS as part of the Kids in the Kitchen cooking series.
Location: 1310 S. Third St., Suite 130, Las Vegas.
Culinary Academy Las Vegas
If you have kids 18 and older who dream of becoming a professional chefs or bakers, encourage them to enroll in the Culinary Academy Las Vegas. In the 475-hour Professional Cook course, students learn essential kitchen skills, hot and cold food preparation and presentation, and behind-the-scenes organization and production of commercial kitchens. Students of the Professional Cook program at the Culinary Academy Las Vegas will apply their culinary skills by supporting local restaurant chefs and staff.
Aspiring bakers can learn the art of making cakes, pastries, desserts, and other baked goods in the 182-hour Baker’s Helper course held at the academy. Note that all students need a valid and current food handler safety training card to enroll in the Culinary Academy Las Vegas.
Location: 710 W. Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas.
Cozymeal Cooking Classes
Various chefs throughout the Las Vegas area offer courses through Cozymeal Cooking Classes. You can open up a world of culinary adventures when you sign up for a Cozymeal Cooking Class with professional chefs offering classes such as Dumplings From Around the World, Secrets to Mexican Favorites, or Gourmet New American. Depending on the chef, these classes may take place in the instructor’s home, at an off-site location, or in your home so you can learn how to prepare food using the equipment you already have in your kitchen.
Would you rather take an online cooking class from a professional chef? You can do that through Cozymeal. You’ll find dozens of online courses, such as A Vegan African Feast, World Famous Spanish Tapas, or Handcrafted Sushi. The virtual cooking classes offered through Cozymeal are the perfect way for the family to learn how to prepare and cook meals together.
Before the online class, the chef will email you a list of the ingredients and supplies you’ll need to make your culinary masterpiece. Or, you can preorder a kit that has the exact ingredients required, a cooking guide, shopping instructions, and drink pairing suggestions. During your online class, the chef will walk you through each procedure, and answer any question you may have as you progress through the class.
Location: Various locations and chefs throughout the Las Vegas area or online.
Contact: Via the Cozymeal website.
Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas hopes you and your family enjoy taking part in these in-person and virtual cooking classes. Which class or instructor is your favorite? What type of cuisine does your child like to cook and eat? If you have a suggestion for other cooking classes in the Las Vegas area, let us know so we can share that information with others in our community.