family travel - Five places for kids to become masterchefs
Written by Oryx
If you’ve got a young masterchef in the family, there’s a host of great destinations around the world where your child can brush up on their culinary skills. Nichola West serves up her top five locations for food-loving families.
Tickle your taste buds in New York
New York is home to an amazing array of memorable restaurants and eateries. In their kid-friendly kitchen just a few blocks from the Empire State Building, Taste Buds run family courses to create your own delicious memorable dishes. They cater for budding chefs from age two up to teens, and parents too.
Create some Catalan delicacies in Barcelona
In the heart of Barcelona, young and old can get hands on and discover the secrets of Spanish dishes. At the Cook and Taste cookery school, families can visit the city’s famous Boqueria market and then select seasonal products, before learning how to transform them into authentic paella, gazpacho, and tapas.
Become a budding chef in teen-only classes in Sydney
Teens can impress their friends by learning new skills with the Sydney Cooking School. In the courses, designed for ages 13 and above, you can pick up proper knife skills to chop, slice, and dice like a pro. These practical and friendly sessions also include learning how to create perfect starters, mains, and desserts.
Become a chocolatier in Brussels
If there’s one place to learn about chocolate, it’s in Belgium, the home of the sweet stuff. Kids can attend a workshop at Zaabär in Brussels, where they will learn not only how to make their own delicious creations but also about the history of chocolate and how it is made. With a tour of a chocolate factory and a class to make their own chocolate bars, truffles, and lollipops, this is one masterclass kids will adore.
Sushi secrets in Singapore
Kids can learn the incredible techniques for creating delicious sushi on a private course run by the Tokyo Sushi Academy in Singapore. From food carving to rolling and presenting, and including insights into working with Japanese ingredients, the academy will design a course around you and your family.