Youth Culinary Classes for 2018-2019!

Registration through Westport Parks & Rec opens in mid to late August, which is close to the start date for fall culinary sessions. To secure your child's space, please send us a note with your child's name/age/program name so we can alert you when the registration portal is available and will allow us to save your child a spot.

Kids Farm to Table

Kids' Farm-to-table 101


Grades 3-6

Sessions 1,3,4 -$350 ( 8 classes include materials & food fees)

Session 2- $310 ( 7 classes include materials & food fees)

Instructor: Kathy Oberman Tracy

Join us as we pick late-season bounty, such as organic vegetables and herbs from our gardens, and then learn how to cook with the flavors of early fall. Recipes will include favorites like Homemade Herbed Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce, Refrigerator Pickles and Pickled Veggies, Tomato Pie, and Chocolate-Zucchini Cupcakes. While learning new recipes and having fun, we will develop lifelong culinary skills, including knife-handling and using a variety of kitchen appliances and gadgets. We will leave the 8-week session feeling more seasonally aware and more confident in the kitchen. And, of course, eating what we cook is always part of the fun!

No Classes 11/6, 12/25, 1/19 and 4/16

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Tuesday September 4- October 23 TBD
Session 2
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Tuesday October 30- December 18 TBD
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Tuesday January 8- March 5 TBD
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Tuesday March 12- May 7 TBD
Cooking Around the Globe

Cooking Around The Globe


Grades 5-8

Session 1-$350 (8 Classes include materials & food fees)

Session 2-$275 (6 Classes include materials & food fees)

Session 3-$315 (7 Classes include materials & food fees)

Instructor: Lisa Finn

Get your passports ready! Sharpen those knives and let’s get excited to journey around the world in 60 days! Our Fall class will harvest seasonal crops from the garden to create culinary creations like savory Persian Rice Cakes, Thai Chicken Meatball Curry with Coconut Rice, Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls, Roasted Chicken with Tomatillo Sauce and Chocotorta (Argentinian Dulce de Leche Cake)…to name just a few! Join us in our new state-of-the-art kitchen, as we cover cooking techniques, such as basic knife skills, Mise en Place (recipe set-up), and kitchen etiquette. Of course, tasting our way through different cultures is all part of the fun!

We will end our series with a Chopped-style chef’s competition, featuring a guest panel of judges, where students will compete to prepare their best dish. Let the food journey begin!

No Classes 9/19, 11/21 and 2/20

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Wednesday Sept.5-Oct. 31 TBD
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Wednesday November 7- December 19 TBD
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Wednesday January 9- February 27 TBD

Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating

Monday March 26

Ages 8 & Up

$20 per person includes 6 mini eggs and 1 medium egg

Instructor:Aarti Kholsa of Le Rouge Chocolates

Join us for a Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating Class with Aarti of Le Rouge Chocolates at Wakeman Town Farm. All you need is enthusiasm and you will walk away with handmade and handpainted eggs, just in time for Easter! You will paint 6 mini eggs and 1 medium egg. Other items available to purchase separately.


Cool Ice Creams and Desserts

Tuesdays May 22- June 12

Four-class series: $260 per student Grades 1-5

Mia Costanza Wiggers

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Do your kids love ice cream? Have them come learn to make it from scratch with Chef Mia in this four-class series. We will be making it in an ice cream maker and will also learn to make homemade sorbet, tuille cookies, and sauces. If you are lucky, they will make it for you at home!

Week 1: Making Ice Cream in Zoku Makers

Week 2: Making Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

Week 3: Making Lemon Sorbet and Tuille Cookies

Week 4: Making Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches