Start with the obvious and check out one of Chicago’s numerous cooking schools. Most offer a variety of courses for youngsters, teens and families. The biggest draw is flexibility; stand-alone programs often allow students to take one-off classes or sign up for weeks-long camps. Each institution has a different focus, too, making it easy to find the right fit for your family. The Kids’ Table, for instance, touts an emphasis on healthy cooking and international fare. In Lincoln Park, the curriculum at Oui Chef revolves around allowing minichefs to complete simple recipes alongside an adult, ideal for bringing those new skills home.