Youth seasoning tabouli during Fall 2019 Kids in the Kitchen Cooking series
Image by Sandy Repp

Young cooks decide whether the tabouli is correctly seasoned


2020 Kids Cooking Camp for Winter Break!

  • Monday, February 17, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Our popular Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class for youth aged 8 and up will run for a full week during February Break, 2/17 to 2/21, 9am to 4pm daily in the fully equipped Cargill Teaching Kitchen at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.

Learning to cook is a great way for teens and 'tweens to boost self -confidence and self reliance, be more helpful to busy parents and have more fun at home. With the support of experienced cooks and trained nutrition educators, participants will work in small groups for a "total-immersion" cooking experience. They'll learn about how to cook, knife skills, kitchen safety skills, being adaptable in the kitchen, how to follow and adapt recipes, cooking for a crowd, and survey of global cuisine. We'll also cover the most common food allergens and how to avoid them, as well as common dietary restrictions - both religious and ethical.  Each class includes a shared meal with new friends who share their interest! 

Dietary restrictions are taken into consideration, please contact Josh Dolan (below) with any questions or concerns about the class.

Full & Partial Week Enrollment Options:

  • Full Week: Monday through Friday ($260-$360 sliding scale)
  • 3-Days: Wednesday through Friday ($180-$280 sliding scale)
  • 2 Days: Monday through Tuesday ($120-$190 sliding scale)
  • Scholarships are available.


Sign up on the "Learn More" link below.  Class is limited to 16 participants so don't wait to sign up!


Full Week: $260-$360 sliding scale; proportional charges above for 2 or 3 days

Learn More


Josh Dolan
Food Gardening Outreach Educator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 190


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated January 22, 2020