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The HOT List: Cooking Classes in Melbourne for kids

cooking classes in melbourne for kids

I think that cooking is a life skill that every person should learn. And the earlier you can foster a love of good food and cooking the better!

In my experience kids love to cook and getting them in the kitchen helps them appreciate where their food comes from and the effort required to cook a meal for themselves and other people.

Here is a list of the cooking classes and experiences in Melbourne for kids.

  1. Brasserie Bread

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Every Saturday morning Brasserie Bread run free kids baking classes for 5+ years. During the hour kids make at least two baked items which they can then take home. Sessions open for bookings a month in advance and always sell out quickly. **Note at the moment Melbourne classes are temporarily on hold**

2. Itsy Bitsy Chef

Term-based cooking class for kids in Port Melbourne  for kids aged 4-13 years old. Their philosophy is children that learn to cook are healthy children who learn to nourish their bodies and minds.

3. Prahran Market

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Alice Zaslaveksy aka Alice in Frames often runs kids workshops at Prahran Market. The market also often has demonstrations and activities for kids during their specialist food festival, such as the Cheese Festival and Chocolate Festival.

4. Queen Victoria Market

Every school holidays Sweetpea Cuisine run free cooking classes for kids.

  1. Foost

Foost is a Melbourne company that teaches children about nutrition and cooking. They run sessions all over Melbourne, mostly in shopping centres and at festivals.

  1. Cupcake Queens

During school holidays in most Cupcake Queens stores will host cupcake decorating sessions for kids. For $25 you decorate four cupcakes to take home.

  1. Miss Biscuit

Miss Biscuit Seddon

During school holidays kids can learn to decorate and ice biscuits in Miss Biscuit’s teaching studio.

8. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

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Every year the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival host free children’s cooking workshops in a pop up space at Queensbridge. Previous workshops include pizza making, smoothies and ricotta cannoli.

9. Ladro Junior Pizza Making Class

Learn to make + then eat REAL pizza in 1.5 fun filled hours on the first Saturday of every month.

10. 400 Gradi Pizza Making Class

400 Gradi Pizza Making Kid's Masterclass, Lygon St, Brunswick East

Spend time with Johnny Di Francesco learning about the art of making pizza Napoletana. Their kids master classes run at various times throughout the year, mainly during school holidays.

11. Luscious Affairs

Kids are separated into groups and each work with their very own chef to take them through a hands-on 3-course feast at this cooking school and cafe in Hawthorn.

12. Gourmet Kids

Cooking classes in Malvern that offer a fun and entertaining program designed to keep children of all ages engaged and interested in food – from 2yr old kinder age to 15 yr teenagers. They also hold weekend baking parties in lots of different locations around Melbourne.

13. South Melbourne Market

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Every school holidays South Melbourne runs ‘Kids Can Cook’ school holiday programs that include cooking classes for 5-8 years, 9-12 years and 13+ years.

14. Relish Mama

Relish Mama holds a school holiday cooking school program in Cheltenham.

15. The Tiny Chef

The Tiny Chef holds cooking classes for preschoolers 2-6 years (and kids over 3 years do not require parents to stay), for kids after school, during school holidays and at parties. Classes are held in the cooking school in Essendon.


Do your kids love cooking? Where have you taken them for cooking classes in Melbourne?

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts loves to blog about ways in which families can have more fun together!

She's a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur who combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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  1. My eight and half years child is interested in cooking and would like to participate in one more of the above cooking school or classes for kids

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