The Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Chicago, IL. Our organization’s mission is to encourage children to make healthy eating a part of their daily lives and help put an end to childhood obesity.
Each student will prepare and taste each ingredient. Please notify us of any potential allergies when registering for class.
Registering and payment are asked in advance to ensure exact ingredients and materials. Due to the perishable nature of food, we must enforce a 48-hour cancellation policy to process refunds or reschedule classes.
Bella Cuisine is a proud participant of Chefs Move To Schools! initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation.
We also provide cooking classes in churches, community centers and park districts. Our cooking classes are hands on fun for kids and adults!
About The Program
The Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club consists of local chefs who volunteer their time to travel throughout the community and offer healthy lifestyle cooking classes in a safe and nurturing environment. Our professional chefs guide young chefs step-by-step through healthy recipes and provide them with “chefs’ secrets” for irresistible dishes.
Budding chefs learn the basics of kitchen safety, proper food handling, food preparation, cooking techniques, presentation and so much more!
Students will have the use of kitchen tools and aprons while in class and will be given their own chefs’ hat and recipe cards to take home.
Students also build and tend to school and community gardens. These gardens enhance the school and community dynamics by reflecting health, unity and beauty. Once harvested, students use the fresh ingredients to create delicious, healthy meals, and are welcome to take whatever they wish home to their families. All remaining food is then donated within the community.
Parents, teachers and caregivers are invited and encouraged to participate.