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Cooking classes for kids

Fun-filled classes that impart basic kitchen techniques

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These Parisian cooking workshops cater specially for your little chefs, with fun-filled classes that impart basic kitchen techniques while also helping to develop a sensibility for quality ingredients and balanced eating. While the appreciation of good food is universal, however, note that most of these classes are taught in French. 

Cooking classes for little ones

L’Atelier des Sens Little Chef
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  • Réaumur
Themed workshops at this cooking school well known for its many adult classes welcome junior gourmets aged between six and 12. All-chocolate days bring chocolate madeleines, fondants and chocolate chip cookies, while other menus include fish croquettes and mini cordon bleus, éclairs and a raspberry tiramisu. In December, festive Christmas workshops introduce kids to Santa sablé biscuits and snowy cupcakes, or chocolate truffles... 
Atelier Cake
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  • Grenelle
Bakers and pastry chefs, sisters Elsa and Emmanuelle Condet run this bread-baking workshop for children ages six and up. The one-and-a-half-hour class is held in a colourful, purpose-built studio and kitchen, where kids learn about different kinds of grains and flours, and about varieties of brioche and pizza doughs, before getting up to their elbows in pastry dust. Children leave with a recipe and the loaf of bread they’ve baked... 
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Cook’n with Class French Dessert for Kids
  • Kids
  • Food events
  • Montmartre
One of the few schools in Paris that organise cooking classes taught in English, Cook’n with Class is known among visitors to the city for its many adult courses on bread making, cheese and wine pairing, cake decorating and even how to handle foie gras. At the children’s workshop, seven- to 12-year-olds learn how to make classic French sweets such as chocolate fondants, jammy shortbread biscuits and a chocolate mousse... 
Cooking Baz’art Ateliers Kids
  • Kids
  • Food events
  • Ternes
What do Andy Warhol, Mondrian and Frida Kahlo have in common? They’re all welcome inspiration at Isabelle Luzzato’s cooking workshops for children aged eight to 12. The two-and-a-half-hour lessons bring together art and the art of the kitchen, so Joan Miró’s elemental compositions inform a pizza day, textile designer Sonia Delaunay’s vividly coloured circles introduce an afternoon of macaron baking... 
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