At Sprouts Cooking School, our mission is to get kids in the kitchen and teach them the love of cooking at an early age. Children ages 3 through 13 will learn basic culinary skills all while using kitchen tools just their size. Our classes combine hands-on experiences with guided instruction where Sprouting Chefs will measure and combine ingredients, work together in a group setting, develop their palates with new and exciting flavors, and get their imaginations working. Kiddos will have fun making and tasting delicious recipes in our Sprouts Kitchen and will be proud to show off their new culinary skills for family at home!
It was my children’s love of cooking with me in the kitchen that was the true inspiration behind Sprouts Cooking School. My kids each love to prepare their own food and have always wanted to assist me in the kitchen. I was looking to get them involved in cooking classes, but when I discovered there weren’t any dedicated kids cooking schools in the Indianapolis area, that was my “aha!” moment.
I have my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Purdue University, so I have always loved working with and being around children. I am extremely passionate about my job — from teaching children a new take on their favorite recipe to instructing them on fresh herbs and new ingredients. I thoroughly enjoy opening their minds to something they may not have tried, and I beam with pride when I have a breakthrough moment with a picky eater. I already feel like I’m one lucky teacher, but when I see my recipes resonate with kids, I truly know it!
When I am not busy with my own 3 little ones or teaching my Sprouting Chefs, I love watching the Food Network, creating new recipes, and entertaining my friends and family. Food allergies are also something very near and dear to my heart as my youngest child has life-threatening allergies to both peanuts and tree nuts.
As Sprouts Cooking School continues to grow, my goal is for every child to build a foundation for a lifelong love of cooking, to inspire and empower this generation of foodies, and to encourage families to get in to the kitchen and cook with their kids.
Sprouts Cooking School understands that there are a growing number of food allergies in young children. We are and will remain a peanut and tree nut free cooking school. We will do our best to accommodate any other allergies if given advanced notice at the time of booking. If parents feel more comfortable, they are able to look at any labels ahead of time and discuss with the instructor. Food should be fun for everyone!
Sprouts in the News & Out and About
Sprouts is honored to have been in the news and made a part of the community! Check out where Sprouts Cooking School has been featured:
- Indy’s Child (http://indyschild.com/cooking-classes-for-kids-indianapolis/)
- IndyStyle on WISH-TV (http://wishtv.com/2015/08/31/mom-opens-cooking-school-for-kids/)
- Sprouts Cooking School on IndyStyle
- Additional coverage of Sprouts Cooking School on IndyStyle
- Towne Post (http://www.townepost.com/carmel/carmel-indianas-sprouts-cooking-school/)
- Current in Carmel (http://currentincarmel.com/carmel-mom-starts-cooking-school-business-for-young-foodies)
- IndyStyle on Wish TV (http://wishtv.com/2015/11/30/give-kids-a-gift-that-will-last-a-lifetime/)
Work With Sprouts
If you want to connect your brand to families of Sprouting Chefs, then contact Sprouts Cooking School! I would love to share my passion for kids and cooking! We could talk about:
- Sponsored posts and content
- Recipe creation
- Social media mentions
- Featured product posts
- Video/Product reviews
…and just about anything else!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you and promoting your company! ☺