Inspire the next generation of chefs with Le Cordon Bleu London’s guide to cooking with children
The renowned culinary arts institute shares their guide for encouraging junior chefs to celebrate the return of Le Petit Cordon Bleu
Created especially for young children aged between 8 and 12 years old, it is the perfect cooking course for young chefs. In the three-hour workshop, a parent or guardian will accompany their child as they learn essential cookery techniques under the guidance of a Le Cordon Bleu Master Chef, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere which encourages children to develop their creativity and taste. You’ll finish up with some gourmet dishes to take home and share with your family.
The course sessions are scheduled during the school holidays, with the first taking place on 16th February, so it’s an ideal opportunity to share a fun and unique experience together. You can even make a day of it, as classes are held at the institute in Bloomsbury, a stone’s throw away from the British Museum and Covent Garden, and one stop on the central line from Tottenham Court Road. During your visit to the school you can also relax in Café Le Cordon Bleu, located behind the school in picturesque Pied Bull Yard, where you can enjoy hot and cold drinks with a delicious cake or pastry freshly made by Le Cordon Bleu chefs.
In honour of the return of Le Petit Cordon Bleu, Le Cordon Bleu London have put together a guide to help get junior chefs excited about cooking. This includes hints and tips for cooking at home, and some recipes to try with your children. The kitchen is an amazing setting for children to learn, from gaining essential life skills to applying maths, science and creative thinking to working with ingredients.
Food is often at the centre of family life, as we come together around the dining table to share meals and talk about our days. However, it is even more beneficial if you can get together and prepare the food together. Children can get a great sense of achievement from preparing a meal or baking something delicious that they can share with the family and learning to cook from scratch is essential to developing healthy habits which will be continued into adulthood.
Read Le Cordon Bleu London’s to cooking with children here https://www.cordonbleu.edu/