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About Taste Buds Cookery Classes

Cooking classes for children

Taste Buds Cookery Classes offer children from the age of two, the chance to explore the world of food and learn how to cook fresh food, and after every session they get to take home something to eat that they have prepared themselves.

With an emphasis on healthy and nutritional ingredients – sessions are fun, tasty and sometimes a little messy -aprons are provided for kids and their grown-ups! Children are naturally inquisitive and the classes are a fabulous way to allow them to play, try, test, taste and cook in a group and without having any tidying up to do in your own kitchen! (You will of course want to try it at home later and that’s entirely up to you!)

The importance of cooking

Taste Buds Cookery Classes believe children are never too young to learn from exploration with healthy food ingredients and to learn about how to prepare healthy recipes, and the benefits that has for our bodies. Healthy eating and nutrition is such an important issue in today’s society, and our sessions are a great way to make healthy eating part of the diet from a very early age.

Cooking is a great activity for all. Being able to produce a meal is a valuable asset in life. Cooking helps with motor skills a fun and different way. Children quickly build confidence in their new skills and themselves, and as they progress are learning about not only what goes into the food they eat but also hidden learning such as numeracy and science, and for older children budgeting.

Note on staff

All staff have DBS enhanced certificates, advanced level Food Hygiene Qualification and Allergy Awareness Training.

Further information

Taste Buds Cookery Classes can cater for special dietary needs and issues, but please let us know if there is anything we need to be aware of at least 48 hours before your lesson or party so that appropriate ingredients can be prepared.

Taste Buds Cookery Classes are currently offering sessions across Hampshire and Dorset. Courses run in term time with themed workshops available in school holidays. Each lesson will have at least one food preparation activity (children don’t use the ovens or hobs themselves) and usually a food based art and craft activity.


We also do birthday parties

Taste Buds Cookery Classes do Birthday parties and individual sessions in your own home!

If you want to arrange a very special occasion please contact us to discuss your needs.


In this exciting group environment, even the fussiest eaters are much more adventurous with their experimenting with food. Parents who have seen their children refuse to try new things at home are often amazed at what their children will eat (and enjoy) in our sessions!