Kids Classes & Birthday Parties

Cooking Classes for Kids

Kids cooking classes are offered at ITK Culinary  often, and are highlighted in yellow on our Calendar of Classes.  The Classes are designed to be hands on experience, targeted for kids from ages 4-14 years old. Participants are guided through each recipe, learning concepts such as measuring, cutting, peeling, sautéing, baking and more. Parents are given copies of recipes so your budding chef can recreate the meal for the family. Classes change often  so check back frequently.

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Our facility also hosts events such as lectures on resolving sugar cravings, creating natural organic baby food, what to pack for school lunches and how to deal with picky eaters. We try to have one lecture or guest speaker per month.

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Birthday Parties

Yes we do have kid’s birthday parties! Parents can select any one of our courses led by one of our expert staff to create the perfect menu/event for your little one. Parties are typically 2 hours long and we focus on getting the kids involved while having fun.

Parties can be held at our Emeryville location or we can bring the party to a location of your choice.  There are several options in Marin and San Francisco that can accommodate up to 40 guests.


Healthy Meals

Easy, healthy meals for such as Meat and Vegetable Wraps, Healthy Sweet Potato Fries, Homemade Baked Potato Chips and Fruit Kabobs, round out this healthy meal class experience.



This class offers the students the opportunity to make their own Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Guacamole, Chicken and Beef, all from scratch, then with these ingredients, having the choice to make their own Burritos or Tacos.



Learning about how spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce is prepared as well as making the perfect crostini are the goals for this class. Each student will have the chance to take part in the preparation of these traditional Italian dishes.



Classic dishes such as Mac and Cheese is explored with a Bechemel and topped with crunchy Panko, Chicken Pot Pie, Apple Crumble and Tomato Soup round out this class.



Traditional Mediterranean dips such as Baba Ganoush and Hummus, Cucumber Tomato Salad as well as Lemon Feta Chicken will represent our exploration into the Mediterranean Cuisine on this day.



With its diverse flavors and ingredients, the Asian Cuisine class offers the student the opportunity to explore such Asian staples as Chow Mein, Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Pork Dumplings.



We’ll be making pizza sauce from scratch and prepare such ingredients as Broccoli, Red Pepper, Canadian Bacon, Goat Cheese, Seasoned Baked Chicken, Mushrooms, Shrimp, Italian Sausage, Red Onions, Mozzarella cheese and Soy Sausage as toppings.


Pricing – Emeryville Location: 

Group size: min: 8
Cost per person: $70 (min. $560)
Event time: 2 hours

Included in cost:
• Two non-participating adult chaperones, if they would like to stay (optional).
• All equipment, plain white aprons, dishes and eating utensils, white table clothes, and whitepaper napkins. Beverages: bubbly and still, filtered water, ice, iced or hot tea (dependingupon the weather).
• All food and instruction
• Instructors and cleaning crew

Not included in cost:
• Specialty beverages
• Cake (unless the class is a cake making class) • Special table settings or decorations
• Gratuity (always accepted)

Add On’s
• NonEparticipating adults (beyond the 2 included in cost)E $30 per person • Cake: Price tbd, depending upon request
• Specialty beverages: cost, plus a service charge of $15

Marin Location:  Marin County – Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse
This is a great forum for those in Marin County as its centrally located but very private.  Rental fees are discounted for Mill Valley resident or pick a facility from their Parks and Rec Center too.

Your Place: We can also bring the party to you, so check with us and we’ll let you know what is feasible.  Travel cost of $200 additional.

Food Allergies:
ITK Culinary has been doing kids parties for the past 9 years and excel in letting the kids explore food is a safe environment.  As such we need to know if there are any food allergies or restrictions to make sure the kids are safe.  Let us know beforehand and we’ll have a quick solution.


Community Involvement

ITK Culinary is dedicated to making cooking accessible to everyone. To that end, we have partnered with Kids Cooking for Life to bring cooking programs to underserved youths in the community. In the past months, ITK and Kids Cooking for Life have banded together to bring students from locals schools for a weeklong camps focusing on nutrition, food preparation, safety and skills. Funding has been generously supported by the Ted B. Smith and Family Foundation.

For more information or to contribute funding for future classes, please contact us.