GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

KIDS COOKING CLASSES

The Greater Wichita YMCA is committed to improving community health through education and engagement - including helping kids understand how food choices can impact them today and for life. To improve food choices for kids, we offer child cooking classes - called Jr. Chef Academy - that offers two levels of classes featuring entirely hands-on time in the kitchen where kids learn now to choose ingredients, follow recipes, prepare and cook meals, and take pride in sharing food they prepared with family and friends. All participants get to keep items from the class and eat what they cook in each class and progress reports are provided to parents.

SESSION DETAILS

FALL 2019 Jr. Chef Academy classes:

  • New sessions starting in September and October and November 2019
  • Are held various days and times, based on class and location (use tiles below for details)

COSTS AND AVAILABILITY

  • Classes are open to children, ages 6-12, including Greater Wichita YMCA members and non-members (community participants)
  • MEMBER RATE - $99/child/session (pay in-full at registration or $33/month on AutoDraft)
  • NON-MEMBER RATE - $159/child/session for non-members (pay in-full at registration or $53/month on AutoDraft)
  • As with all Greater Wichita YMCA programs and activities - financial assistance is available to those who qualify

COURSE LOCATIONS

Fall 2019 classes (LEVELS 1 and 2) are offered at these locations:

  • EAST YMCA (Wichita)
  • Dr. Jim Farha ANDOVER YMCA (Andover)
  • Robert D. Love DOWNTOWN YMCA (Wichita)
  • NEWTON YMCA (Newton)
  • NORTHWEST YMCA (Wichita)

SPECIAL THANKS to Delta Dental of Kansas and American AgCredit for their generous support of Jr. Chef Academy - allowing us to offer 2019 courses at a reduced rate. 

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JUNIOR CHEF ACADEMY LEVEL 1

Junior Chefs build basic culinary skills - incorporating nutrition and fun food experiments while making and tasting a variety of new foods. All students get a hat and apron to keep. Parents receive progress reports and everyone will enjoy a kid-prepared recipe showcase at the end of each session.

  • 10-week course
  • 75 minutes/class
  • Open to children ages 6-12
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JUNIOR CHEF ACADEMY LEVEL 2

While Level 1 is not required for participation, this class builds on basic culinary knowledge to explore a wide variety of foods while using different kitchen gadgets. Kids will earn a kitchen gadget and invite parents to a kid-prepared recipe showcase at the end of the session. Parents receive a progress report midway through the session.

  • 10-week course
  • 75 minutes/class
  • Open to children ages 6-12

REGISTER FOR JR. CHEF ACADEMY

Have questions about our programs or want to register a child, ages 6-12, for one of our Jr. Chef Academy courses?

Contact Tammi Krier our Healthy Eating Director in our Community Development Branch by EMAIL or PHONE (316.776.8176).

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PROFESSIONALLY DEVELOPED

Jr. Chef Academy and all of our nutrition education initiatives are part of the Greater Wichita YMCA's mission-based commitment to offering "programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all." Our child cooking classes have been developed by our Healthy Eating Director as part of her efforts, on our behalf, to improve nutrition awareness in our community.

ANOTHER REASON Y

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers child cooking classes and hundreds of other options for pursuit of a healthy spirit, mind, and body including:

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JOIN NOW AND SAVE ON JR. CHEF ACADEMY

Did you know that Greater Wichita YMCA members save on all programs, activities, and sports? By joining TODAY you'll save on Jr. Chef Academy and enjoy:

  • Youth, Individual, Family, and Active Older Adult Memberships for less than $2/day
  • Full access to all of our branch locations
  • Unlimited access to included Group Exercise Classes
  • Discounted rates on all other programs and activities
  • Access to 2,000+ YMCA locations nationally

Income-based financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Spend less and do more as a YMCA member.

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