7 Great Resources for: Young Chefs

Cooking curriculum and resources for homeschoolers -- good list!

Want to make cooking a regular part of your homeschool routine? These resources will help your kids get hands-on in the kitchen.


curriculum: Raddish

Get a kitchen science lesson plan every week when you sign up for Raddish’s cooking club, which also includes a monthly subscription box with a cooking project based around a theme—past boxes have included “Ticket to Japan” and “Food Is Art.” (MasterChef Junior fans will want to note that the creator is a MasterChef Junior safety advisor.)


book: On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

Every chef needs a copy of Harold McGee’s classic on food science—and while scholarly, this tome is engaging enough to be a readaloud for kids who are really interested in food and cooking.


show: Good Eats

Alton Brown takes a scientific (and often hilarious) approach to cooking in this television series. Follow up each show by cooking one of the included recipes.


online classes: America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School

It may not be the cheapest option, but the America’s Test Kitchen online cooking school is definitely one of the most comprehensive. When kids are ready to tackle projects like making brioche or putting together a Mexican feast, these classes will walk them through the process, step by step.


game: Foodie Fight

Some of the questions in this food trivia game will stump even the most food savvy player, but older kids with a passion for food will appreciate the challenge.


book: Cooking with Children: 15 Lessons for Children, Age 7 and Up, Who Really Want to Learn to Cook

Cook your way through Marion Cunningham’s beginner cookbook with your student, and he’ll master kitchen skills and classic recipes in the process.


tool: Curious Chef knives

Older kids can jump right in with the real thing, but if you’re nervous handing your chef’s knife to your kindergartener, pick up a set of these kid-safe knives.