Taste Buds Kitchen is a Little Lake County partner.
Give your kids the hands-on, culinary adventure of their dreams this summer at Taste Buds Kitchen in Bannockburn. Your pint-sized chef or budding baker will delight in the experience of creating and enjoying from-scratch recipes in a comfortable, professional kitchen. And at Taste Buds Kitchen summer cooking camps, children gain the skills and confidence for a lifetime of culinary creativity. Cooking is so much fun with friends. This summer, let the expertly trained culinary crew at Taste Buds Kitchen lead your child alongside other kids who love to cook, bake and enjoy food. You’ll be amazed at what they will learn and cook up together!
Summer days are all about the kids at Taste Buds Kitchen, the premier culinary entertainment experience for kids, families and adults. Children ages 4-8 enjoy morning camps from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with basic cooking instruction, fun recipes and engaging games. Older kids ages 9-13 attend camp in the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., where they learn advanced techniques and compete in culinary challenges. Children age 10 and older can apply to be a counselor-in-training for a full-day camp experience. Early drop-off and late afternoon pick-up is available for an additional fee.
Campers create several recipes each day based on exciting, trending food themes such as plant to plate, cupcake or cookie wars, culinary passport, mystery basket, cooking show favorites, and more. Kids will feel accomplished and enthusiastic knowing they can make food for themselves, their family and their friends. Summer camps offer a variety of kid-pleasing recipes such as rustic fruit tarts, sweet potato fries, cinnamon sticky buns, whole wheat pizza, strawberry shortcake and even veggie samosas. Week-long campers receive their own TBK chef apron, a recipe booklet and a special certificate. And if you can’t commit for an entire week of fun in the kitchen, select a single day option for a “taste” of camp. We’re sure the kids will want to come back for a second helping. Classes are fun and perfectly paced for little learners and tweens who want to try their hand at new skills.
Kids learn all about giving back on Bake Sale Thursdays as they whip up a generous batch of bake sale goodies to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national nonprofit organization that supports the research of new and improved, and less toxic, treatments for pediatric cancer. At 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, the bake sales begin and the parents and caregivers are invited to the kitchen to purchase for the cause.
Taste Buds Kitchen holds cooking camps throughout the school year on all school holidays. When school is closed, Taste Buds Kitchen is open! Classes and events are also offered after school and on the weekends, and there are workshops for the entire family to enjoy. Learn a new skill or simply have fun perfecting what you already know. Leave the shopping and organizing to the friendly staff at Taste Buds Kitchen and enjoy a fun time together as a family. Little Lake County recently sampled a sushi and dumpling parent-child workshop with rave reviews. And you can learn more about local business owner Amanda Marijanovic and her passion for cooking that she so lovingly shares with the community.
Taste Buds Kitchen also offers semester-long cooking classes, and the spacious kitchen studio can be reserved for private events such as birthday parties (for all age groups), play dates, and private cooking lessons. Or consider bringing Taste Buds Kitchen to your location or home for a truly customized culinary experience. In addition, after dark events at Taste Buds Kitchen include adult BYOB classes with fresh, exciting menus and opportunities for corporate and private events. The kitchen studio is conveniently located in Bannockburn near the intersection of Route 43 and Route 22, which is easily accessible via the Tri-State Tollway.
Summer cooking camps for kids are popular and fill up fast — register now to guarantee your child’s spot for the weeks (or days) that work best for you. There is so much excitement to look forward to at Taste Buds Kitchen this summer.
Disclosure: Taste Buds Kitchen is a paid advertising sponsor with Little Lake County.