Kids can learn to cook on their own through two classes offered through the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.
Little Kids in the Kitchen is designed for ages 5 through 8. It is aimed at children who have never cooked before. It covers the basics from common cooking terms to how to mix and bake. There is no stovetop cooking or sharp knives in the class. There is a $15 food fee that must be paid in cash at the first class.
The four one-hour class sessions take place on Wednesdays at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Upcoming sessions start July 10, Aug. 7, and Sept. 4.
The cost is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents.
Kids in the Kitchen is designed for ages 9 through 18. It targets children who have cooked before with an adult at home. It introduces stovetop cooking and simple knife skills. There is a $15 food fee that must be paid in cash at the first class.
The four 90-minute class sessions take place on Mondays at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Upcoming sessions start July 22 and Sept. 16.
The cost is $45 for residents and $55 for non-residents.
In each class students must supply their own aprons. No spectators are allowed.