Kids Cooking Lessons
16-18 years old
Senior Chef Kids Cooking Lessons for 1618 years old are a great
preparation for going to college. Now is the time to teach and
reiterate everything they have learned, or should learn, so they
wont be eating fast food or TV dinners every night once they leave
home. Use these kids cooking ideas but also give them lots of
practice cooking each week.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Let them cook main dishes (not macaroni and cheese out of a box)
such as lasagna, casseroles, meat dishes, etc.
If your 16-18 year old doesnt know how to cook and you are just
joining us feel free to look back at the previous
groups, basic cooking lessons for ideas on how best to get
your teenager on the right road.
Kids Cooking Lesson Plans
main dishes and meat dishes
night a week chef
your teen to shop wisely
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.
Lesson 4--Nutrition and eating healthy
Lesson 5--Cooking International food
Lesson 6--Etiquette and dinner manners
Lesson 7--Teaching others to cook
Lesson 8--Preserving food
Teenagers are already old enough to cook just about anything in the
kitchen, so, now is the time to really let their imaginations soar.
Give them more responsibility with the menu planning and the
preparing for the family. It will do them a world of good when they
are on their own someday.
If they really enjoy cooking, let them create and experiment with
their own recipes.
Now is the time to:
- Practice with halving and doubling recipes. (You can do
this in the previous age group, also.)
- Assign a night for them to cook.
- Try some international food nights; Mexican night, Italian
night, Eastern European fare, Chinese, etc.
- Plan balanced menus, menus for special parties and continue
helping to plan family meals.
- Learn certain kitchen tasks, such as canning or drying
- Learn shopping techniques, such as saving money, what to
buy, etc. (Some of this your teen will already know. Now is
the time to reiterate, for when they are buying their own
Cooking Lesson Levels:
the Kitchen, ~
Assistant Chefs, 3-6 year olds, ~Chef
Training, 7-11 year olds, ~Junior
12-15 year olds, ~Senior