By offering children the space to be creative, exploratory and independent around food, we also provide them the opportunity to cultivate bravery and excitement throughout their food journey.

Getting your kids involved in preparing their food and giving them exposure to healthy, whole foods straight away will eliminate “picky eater” issues down the line.

It’s important to create good habits young.

This toddler series is geared toward littles, age 2-4, who are just entering the world of food exploration.


We provide children with the chance to work with their natural need to explore using their senses.

And there is no better way to cook than with your senses!

  • Kids explore food with their senses
  • Learn about the various textures, colors and flavors of food
  • Explore different tools in the kitchen
  • Gain experience with the first level of knife skills

Aside from the benefits of healthy eating, cooking is the ideal way to practice working as a team and the social skills that accompany that type of work.


While our classes focus on cooking, we provide a space for kids to navigate the everyday aspects of being a toddler. We just do it through food. 🙂

Social dynamics are a focus of what your child is naturally learning at this age. Our classes support healthy growth and provide opportunities for kids to practice the various social and team challenges that arise.

Give your child the opportunity to connect through food.

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The Deets

The Connected Chef does not finalize our menu until we have all participants food allergies and sensitivities. This ensures that all friends are able to enjoy the class.

Some of the items that we have cook in the past are:

  • Marinades
  • Spice Rubs
  • Sushi Rolls
  • Veggie Fritters

With each of the items we cook together your child will get the chance to see new, fresh ingredients and the discover the beautiful sights, smells sounds and flavors of these foods.


Where: Raising Astoria, 26-11 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

When: Wednesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm

Age: 2-4 years old


Your child is currently in the mists of creating positive food associations that will last them a lifetime.

Give your kiddos the experience of dirty hands, full bellies and smiling faces.