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I know in our normal lives it’s tough to find time to spend with your kids in any way, especially doing something productive like teaching cooking skills.
And maybe you’re not very comfortable in the kitchen yourself, because you were never taught when you were young! You are definitely not alone.
But we’ve been given this gift of time together AND need to cook at home more than ever, so it really is the perfect time to build life skills in your kids, connect powerfully around healthy food, and make memories for a lifetime.
Two full weeks to enjoy lessons together, including a “necessities” list of most essential skills to start with (and those that don’t require fresh produce).
For less than the cost of one family dinner at a restaurant (not really possible anymore), you get two more months of access to all 32 cooking lessons.
That’s 8 lessons for each skill level, so kids might be able to complete the entire course before they go back to school! No fancy supplies needed!
Our classes were always designed to build skills, not just follow recipes, so you can use food you already have at home and favorite family dishes.
We’ll teach your kids proper measuring and stirring so they can bake the muffins they’re always begging to try, how to be safe at the stove so they can help make breakfast while you’re all home together, and we even have lessons on cooking dry beans and rice, two foods that are suddenly in the “cool kids” circle again!
We’re even adding a special bonus that we’ve never done before for a free trial or short-term membership — temporary access to our VIP Facebook group ($19.95 value) to interact with other moms, brag on what your kids are making, and ask questions about substitutions or whether a class is right for your child’s age.
“I have five kids ages 3-13 and this course is a weekly highlight for us to come learn together and eat together!”
And the benefits don’t stop there! Members find that their kids are gaining confidence which can apply to all areas of life:
“I was reluctant to let my kids in the kitchen, but my now 6 and 8 year old can regularly make lunches for everyone.”
The moment you sign up, we’ll send you a special gift to give to a family in your life who might not be receiving a paycheck during this pandemic (or maybe who was down on their luck already). As long as you keep your membership, they keep theirs.
Our mission really is to get as many kids and families cooking as possible, and we’re hoping that’s one of many silver linings your family is grateful for as we move through uncertain days.
Here at Kids Cook Real Food, our mission is to restore the health of the young generation… And I’m so committed to that goal that I see a great opportunity for families in this time at home without anything on our calendar.
I can’t wait to get our professionally filmed classes taught by an elementary teacher and mom of 4 (that’s me!) in your hands, and I’m so happy to give you 2 full weeks to try it out, and then another 2 months for only $19!!! (This is regularly a $149.95 investment for access that doesn’t expire.)
You won’t believe the benefits of teaching your kids to cook — it goes way beyond just learning skills.
“Whenever I asked my oldest to help with dinner, I was met with much resistance. Now that she’s learned basic cooking skills with Kids Cook Real Food, I just asked her to set up dinner last night, and guess what? She made pasta, heated sauce and homemade meatballs, and cut and steamed broccoli effortlessly.”
Studies show that kids who have regular chores or part-time jobs in high school are more successful in every area of life (career, marriages, happiness indicators) than those who don’t.
And it starts now.
We believe that the right habits in childhood are the foundation for independent, healthy adults.
But many parents find they need a little support.
Kids Cook Real Food is here to help you resist the helicopter parenting culture and build genuine, authentic life skills for your kids starting at age 2.
Beginner lessons focus on small motor control, dexterity, and basic kitchen skills.
Intermediate lessons focus on recipe independence, intro to sharp knives and stovetop safety.
Advanced lessons focus on sharp knife skills, oven safety and making meals independently.
With a plan for your cooking lessons and the thinking done ahead of time, you’ll be able to engage with your kids, enjoy yourself, and watch them blossom.
We’ll include a special list of how families may want to tackle classes out of order while home during social distancing time, to omit some fresh produce in case you don’t have it and build truly the basic skills more quickly.
Plus you’ll love the mini science lessons that pop into our classes to keep your kids’ brains from turning to mush! 😉
For almost every class, you’ll be able to juggle 2 or 3 age levels at the same time. And what they make usually ends up coming together to make one meal or snack that everyone can enjoy! See the Curriculum Map for the intricate module integrations to see what your kids might do!
Some of the Beginner Level skills are appropriate for very young children, like ages 2-6 (i.e. careful pouring, building a colorful salad, spreading butter). Some of them are important foundations for any age, like peeling correctly, cross-hatch dicing, and measuring.
The Intermediate Level lays very important foundations such as sharp knife safety and stovetop safety. If your child has never worked with a sharp knife or at the stove, then they are definitely at Intermediate or Beginner, no matter their age. If you’re unsure about their ability in those areas, you can always watch part of the videos from Intermediate class 2 and 5 and see how your kids fare.
You can also pick and choose what classes to utilize and only teach a few from a level before moving on as well. I know of some young teens whose parents started them at the Beginner Level just for peeling and a couple of the other skills taught there. A teen could blow through those in combination with the Intermediate Level in a few hours. Many of our members with multiple children in the family have simply chosen to start everyone at the Beginner Level and move through all 24 lessons together.
The bottom line is that your child’s experience, personality, and your tolerance for new things and risks will direct where you begin, and our course will take them from there! Consider it a prerequisite for Intermediate that the child knows how to peel vegetables, cut with a dull knife, and measure accurately. To move to Advanced, a child must have some experience with sharp knives and the stove, as well as cracking eggs and reading a recipe on their own. Lots of foundational skills at the Intermediate Level!
If your kids have experience in the kitchen, however, and you’re comfortable with them working while you’re simply nearby working on something of your own, I know there are members who have done this successfully with older kids.
There are simple recipes like “potato hash” and “omelets” and more complicated things like homemade tortillas and meatless chickpea wraps (above). You can read all the recipe titles in the Curriculum Map.
The most important part though? They’re all 100% real food, from scratch, no processed stuff. We teach kids to cook with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, eggs, cheese, meat (in one class) – the basics.
The Recipe eBook is not just another “kiddie cookbook.” It’s packed with real recipes for the whole family to enjoy, as demonstrated in the video lessons of the eCourse.
For example, we make ranch and Italian – the sour cream base for the ranch wouldn’t work for a dairy allergy or vegan, but kids could still make Italian, so the skill still gets appropriate practice. Our pancake and muffin recipes use eggs, but an egg-sensitive family could easily practice the skills of flipping pancakes and making a recipe all by oneself with any favorite pancake or muffin recipe.
As long as the children won’t be traumatized by their experience not matching the videos exactly (we have a sensitive type here at the Kimball household, so I know how that can go), you should feel confident embarking on the course with any dietary restriction.
Here are some individual breakdowns so you can see how much you might have to adapt:
If you have other allergies, feel free to email a question to [email protected] and I’ll get back to you ASAP. If you get the VIP level with Facebook support version, I’d be able to help you find suitable allergy-friendly recipes to fit your needs for each skill as you work through the course.
I’ll let a happy member tell you in her own words about her experience with safety:
“My kids can safely work at the stove! THANK YOU! I have always been too afraid to go there and you gave me and my kiddos the right info we needed to do it safely.”
There are also 4 “Foundations 101” video lessons to establish basic skills before embarking on the course (or at least by Class 4), and if you’re a VIP or Concierge member, there’s a bonus 4-video Hospitality Class too.
Single Level access includes the Adult Guide and All-Kid videos, plus the level you chose.