Cooking Classes

2230 John Rolfe Parkway, Richmond, VA 23233 Phone: 804.360.9797
Young Chefs Academy is a cooking school created just for children ages three  to fifteen.  Through hands-on participation in a variety of cooking themed activities, children can build life-enriching skills and experience the thrill of discovering, creating and tasting new foods.  Children can join them for one class at a time or become a member of the Chefs Club and attend class once a week.  Classes are an hour-and-a-half long and are organized around a monthly theme.  YCA KinderCooks is designed specifically for the 3 to 6 year old age range and is drop off.  They also offer Mommy and Me classes, workshops, field trips and birthday parties.

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Take a culinary trip in Romp n’ Roll’s “Chef Rompy Around the World”!  Little chefs will be hands-on; measuring, discussing and mixing ingredients as they talk about healthy eating habits and the food pyramid! While cooking fantastic food, the chefs will also learn about different cultures and practice geography and math skills!  Romp n’ Roll has three locations in Richmond - West EndMidlothian and Mechanicsville. Call (804) 364-6363 or click here to try an intro class at any location for free!

104 Shockoe Slip, Lower Level, Richmond, VA Phone: 804.249.1332
Through the Kids in the Kitchen program they offer hands on cooking classes for ages 3 and up, although some require parent participation.  In the summer they offer several 2 and 3 day camps.  Kids in the Kitchen birthday parties are for ages 6 and up.  Children can choose from a variety of themes from All Breakfast to Mexican to All Deserts.  They also offer special holiday themed classes.

2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060  Phone:  804.261.ARTS
The Cultural Arts Center offers youth classes in drawing, ceramics, culinary arts, writing, and music.  They also offer summer camps.

5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226   Phone: 804.285.6500
The Weinstein JCC offers a variety of cooking classes for children ages 2-5 and grades K-8.  Families are not required to be members to take advantage of classes.  Visit the website for more details and current schedules.

fingers and forks
1127 Gaskins Road, Richmond, VA, 23238   Phone: 804.385.6247
fingers and forks demonstrates what  nutritional cooking is all about!  Young
chefs experience the art of cooking through exceptional hands-on classes in our
state-of-the-art kitchen.  They have the chance to see that there are endless and delicious options to be healthy.   fingers and forks also incorporates important lessons on manners and etiquette, uses local and fresh foods, focuses on eating “outside the lunchbox,” and so much more!   fingers and forks  enjoys induction cooking provided by WOLF which creates a very  safe and friendly cooking experience. Classes run an hour and a half; follow a monthly schedule; age’s range between 4 to 17 years old.   You can also see fingers and forks in Richmond area YMCA GirlForces, Girl Scouts, Richmond Parks and Recreation Summer Programs and Schools!  And Girl Scout troops can earn a fingers and forks patch.  In addition, fingers and forks offers unforgettable cooking birthday parties!

Phone: 804.200.2947   Email:
Healthy Little Chef offers creative cooking classes using healthy and nutritional recipes that teach your child new skills.  Organic and gluten-free foods.   Classes for children 2-12 years old.  They also offer Birthday Parties, Cooking Camps, and programs for Church Events, Special Events, Daycare Centers, Schools, and Girl & Boy Scouts.