Some of the sweetest holiday memories involve food––so this season, teach your eager kitchen helpers valuable culinary skills by taking them to a festive cooking class! Pint-sized chefs and bakers can whip up everything from French crepes to pumpkin pie and autumn soups. Along the way, they’ll also learn how to measure and mix and the benefits of shopping “in season” for produce. Who knows? Maybe this is the year your littlest elf will bake Santa’s cookies himself! Read on for where to cook up some holiday spirit and delicious delights.

Harvard Cookin’ Girl

This La Jolla class was started in 2009 by Harvard MBA Bibi Kasrai, who loves to teach children not just cooking skills, but nutrition skills too. Teaching kids as young as five, she discusses the benefits of buying produce in-season from local farmers and how to make healthy food choices. There is no set list of classes, so you're able to personalize the experience and number of students (from 1 to 20, depending on the menu). Heading into the holidays, she can help your mini Martha Stewarts create yummy pumpkin pies, fall cookies and butternut squash sandwiches. She also hosts birthday parties if Martha wants to bring her friends.

Harvard Cookin' Girl
7441 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, Ca 92037
(858) 888-3509
Online: harvardcookingirl.com

Photo: Harvard Cookin' Girl

Tell us what you love cooking with your family during the holidays!

––Michelle Franklin