We are a business focused on hands-on culinary education, fun, health, safety, nutrition and teamwork in and outside the kitchen. Our background in both culinary arts and education has lead us to having a superb track record and impressive list of clients which clearly speaks to our ability to engage students of all ages in the best cooking classes & camps in the Bay Area! The Culinary Dude's goal is simple and meaningful: Empower our students with the kitchen skills to become self-sufficient and make healthy choices for themselves, their families and their future.
Our hands-on cooking camp will enable kids to find their inner chef. The
Culinary Dude has created a wonderful collection of daily menus that the
kids will cook themselves. Using the fresh ingredients, fun and interactive
cooking techniques, the kids will prepare meals from scratch each day as they
learn kitchen and food safety, professional kitchen etiquette, measuring ratios,
prep skills, and table manners. In addition to a wide variety of hands-on, tactile
recipes, kids will participate in additional food-related activities.
Do you have a child who is a picky eater? Do they only eat one color food? Is it hard to go out and eat as a family due to your child's limited palate? Is this embarrassing when your child eats at someone else's home? Well, we can help! This one on one, hands-on instruction will not only help your child be more open to "new" foods, but will become interested in preparing these "new" foods in their own kitchen. This service is done in the comfort of your own home. We work around true allergies and intolerances.
Parents stop stressing out about planning your child's birthday and let us do it for you!
Not only will the kids have the opportunity to learn a variety of cooking styles and
techniques during their 2 hour cooking party, but they will also be making their own meal so you
do not have to lift a finger, including making and frosting their own birthday cupcakes, upon request.
We cater to the food preferences of the birthday child and to assure that their special day
is exactly what they want, can customize the menu to their and their friends liking.
Parents Night Out
This is an opportunity for parents to enjoy some of the finest restaurants in the area on a Friday or Saturday, without kids. Yes, kid free! You drop the kids off between 5:30-6pm, they jump right in and collectively start to create their amazing dinner for the evening. They will create a fresh, healthy meal and you pick them up at 9pm. After their meal, the children will clean up after themselves, wash their own dishes, prepare and create their own dessert. Your child will also be part of an accommodating social environment. To better serve your child's dietary, allergic or religious food issues and intolerances, please let us know and we'll make the extra effort to accommodate them.
Kid Run Restaurant (Mother's Day and Special Events)
The kids create, prep, cook and serve you brunch. Sit back, relax and let your child cater to you for this meal. The kids will prepare and organize the meal for the event. The last hour will be spent serving the freshly made meal to you and anyone you want to bring.
Parents vs. Kids Iron Chef Competition
This is a great multi-family bonding event for any occasion. In the vein of the show Iron Chef, rather than the participants having a secret ingredient they will break up into group's parents in one and kids in the other and be assigned a specific theme and 3-4 recipes including an appetizer or dessert, side dish and main course. The goal is to have everyone work together to make the recipes in a specific time frame. It works well and everyone in the groups enjoys working together to make this all happen. At the end, we'll set up a buffet for all to eat everything that was made and also present a plate of what they made for judging. In the case of children as the participants, it will obviously be a tie, they will win or each team will be given kudos for something they made. Everyone is a winner because they get to eat what they make!
Parent & Child Cooking Classes
There is nothing more fun than cooking with your children. This class promotes the idea of team work, cooperation and equality between the child and parent in the kitchen. You and your child will work as one of many teams, preparing one of 3 - 5 dishes that culminate in a group meal at the end of class.
We are a nut-free business unless otherwise requested.