My name is Tracey Doty, the owner and founder of Lil’ Chef School, established in 2010. We are located in Irvine, formerly known as Young Chefs Academy. We are a children’s cooking school that offers birthday parties, cooking classes, workshops, special events, field trips and camps to children from ages 3 to adult. We specialize in kitchen safety and teach children how to cook by introducing various age-appropriate cooking techniques. We also teach children how to set and clear a table, execute proper table manners, and introduce various cooking utensils and appliances and their use. We educate students on nutrition, and we use all fresh ingredients, and most dishes are made from scratch.
These classes and camps allow children to be creative and explore the Culinary Arts experience. It also encourages them to try new foods. They are more likely to try something that they have created which broadens their pallet and introduces them to new textures through feel and taste. In addition to being in our Irvine facility, these classes are currently being offered on school campuses during and after school hours. This allows parents more time in the afternoon without having to pay the high cost of daycare.
Lil’ Chef School offers a fun, educational and a valuable unique experience that children savor for their rest of their lives. It’s never too soon to cook and we are never too old. Cooking is an essential part of our daily lives and what an inspiring opportunity for our company… to introduce to young children!