If your little sous chef is itching to take their skills beyond PB&J and mac & cheese, then you’ll want to check out this list pronto! Kids all around the Bay Area are learning how to dice, slice, flambe and brulee at these cooking classes designed just for them. Score some major parent points when your little Giada or Gordon gets the skills they need so that you can turn over the dreaded dinner time to them.

Sprouts Cooking Club

A real culinary maven, the founder of Sprouts Cooking Club also started the first culinary club at U.C. Berkeley. She soon drew her attention to kids, founding Sprouts Cooking Club so children 7 and up could take classes with real chefs in real restaurants—today her kids get behind the line at hotspots like Bar Tartine and The Burritt Room.

Various locations
San Francisco and the East Bay
Online: sproutscookingclub.org

Where do your kids go to get some culinary skills? Let us know in the comments below!

—Kate Loweth, Mireille Schwartz and Erin Feher