Junior Chef - Kids Cooking Lessons
12-15 years old - Introduction

In kids cooking lessons teens 12-15 years old can do much with little supervision. Now is the time to give them freedom to choose a recipe and follow through with little help. Add more advanced tasks as they improve. Use our plans below for kids cooking ideas but allow them to practice cooking skills often, as well.
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Kids Cooking Activities Teaching Materials

Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in theme sets and books with an easy to read format

Perfect for teaching!

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4 Free Kids Cooking Lesson Plans

why learn how to cook

By now children have learned the basics of stirring dough, rolling, putting ingredients together, etc.
Now is the time to use these skills to create meals and masterpieces.
Try making bread dough, pie dough, filled crepes or side dishes. You could also try cookies, cakes and pies.
This is where they learn the bulk of using all those steps we practiced in previous age groups to something they can do themselves.

Lesson 1-Review Kitchen Safety and Cooking on the Stove

Lesson 2-Knife Safety and Practice Cutting by Preparing a Stir Fry

Lesson 3-Baking Homemade Bread

The Rest of our Chef in Training Lessons are available in our Kids Cooking Lesson Manual along with extra worksheets and tips for cooking with kids.
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Lesson 4-Planning and Shopping for Meals

Lesson 5-Making Pie

Lesson 6-Understanding Cooking Terms

Lesson 7-Using Kitchen Appliances

Lesson 8-Baking Cookies

Lesson 9-Halving and Doubling Recipes

Lesson 10-Dinner Manners and Etiquette

Lesson 11-Baking Cakes

Lesson 12-Nutrition and Eating Healthy

Lesson 13-Cooking Side Dishes and Salads

Lesson 14-Continuously Learning

Now is the time to teach:

  • Knife safety
  • Oven safety
  • Planning and shopping for meals
  • Using electric mixer, blender, other kitchen appliances

Appropriate Tasks:
(including all previous age groups tasks)

  • Using oven with supervision
  • Chopping vegetables with supervision
  • Using grater, blender, mixer, most kitchen appliances with supervision
  • Following steps and preparing simple recipes

check mark redSome kids will progress on different levels. Our age groups are just guidelines. You, as the adult, should judge what is and is not appropriate for the child cooking. Supervision is the key. So, please, show good judgment in teaching your child to cook.

Kids Cooking Lesson Plans

Related Cooking Lesson Levels:
~Toddlers in the Kitchen, ~ Assistant Chefs, 3-6 years old, ~Chef in Training, 7-11 years old, ~Junior Chefs, 12-15 years old, ~Senior Cooking Lessons

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