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Get your kids in the kitchen with new Columbus State cooking programs

Get your kids in the kitchen with new Columbus State cooking programs

Molly Hammond

If you’re looking for a way to immerse your kids in the City’s creative culinary world, Columbus State Community College (CSCC) has an educational cooking program that allows children to explore their culinary interests under professional guidance.

Cooking With Kids open to children in grades 3-12, the class is designed for them to learn about nutrition, food safety, and the basics of cooking. During classes, kids can spend time with their parents while exploring the culinary industry and all that it entails. Classes are offered in the evenings, making them accessible to most families. Each class topic ranges from baking and making soups and salads to learning about international cuisine. 


Food writer and chef-instructor Shawnie Kelley guides students through the process of learning to measure, follow recipes, and make simple dishes. As they progress through the classes, they are given more complex tasks, such as making their own pizza dough or creating a three-course meal. The upcoming Thursday, April 6 class includes Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs, Parmesan Breadsticks and Cast Iron Skillet Cookies. After class, the kids and their parents can enjoy their handcrafted meal alongside the rest of the students. 

Cooking with the Kids takes place in the brand new Mitchell Hall (located at 250 Cleveland Ave. Columbus), named after renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Tickets are $75 and are good for 1 child and 1 adult. You can purchase an additional seat for a child for an additional $25 (limit 1). Each class lasts approximately two hours. Tickets can be purchased at

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