At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

We’re kicking off Pride Month with a spotlight on one of our most colorful creators—Ty Schmidt, founder of SchmidtyBakes! We talked about the importance of acceptance, the joy of sharing a meal and who he’d invite to a dinner party.

What To Expect From Our 2024 Kids & Teens Summer Cooking Series

Mar 27, 2024

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We know it doesn’t feel like it yet, but summer really is right around the corner.

With the changing season comes the age-old question that parents are forced to tackle every year: “How can I find enriching, engaging and educational activities that’ll keep my kids busy all summer?”

Because, let’s face it, as much as you’d love to spend every one of those lazy, hazy, sunshiny days with your kids, that’s not always possible.

Enter our Kids & Teens Summer Cooking Series!

Running May through September, these kid- and teen-friendly and focused classes tackle everything from French patisserie and yeasted dough to flavorful dishes that span the globe. They’ll learn essential kitchen skills, like food prep and safety practices, as well as teamwork, time management and more!

Below, we’re breaking down all the ins and outs of our classes, including what your child can expect to learn in our kitchens.

Hungry for more? From baking to global fare and cooking challenges, your child will get hands-on experience from our Resident Chefs and learn valuable skills like teamwork and time management. Plus, while they’re baking and cooking their hearts out, you’ll get a coupon for 10% off in-store purchases to use while you wait!

Sign Up For Our Kids & Teens Summer Cooking Series

Kids Cooking Classes

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Bakeshop

When: May, June–August

Duration: 4 or 5 days, 2½ hours per day

Kick summer into high gear with this fun, kid-friendly baking series! Over the course of the series, your child will decorate delicious cereal treats, learn to shape enriched dough into tasty rolls and buns and learn how to turn batter, butter and sugar into a scary-good monster cake.

Sign Up For The 4-Day Bakeshop Series                  Sign Up For The 5-Day Bakeshop Series

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Global Flavors

When: June–September

Duration: 3 or 5 days, 2½ hours per day

No travel plans? No problem! This series will have your child trying new flavors from every corner of the globe—from Greek souvlaki and homemade pasta to German schnitzel, arroz con pollo and Chinese favorites like steamed buns and sesame noodles. Our resident chef will introduce your child to a variety of flavors and techniques for a globally inspired week of fun.

Sign Up For the 3-Day Global Flavors Series                          Sign Up For The 5-Day Global Flavors Series

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Baking 101

When: June–August

Duration: 5 days, 2½ hours per day

Give your kids a taste of classic Americana cuisine! From backyard staples like BBQ chicken and sweet potato fries to fairground favorites like pretzels and mini pizzas, your child will learn everything it takes to make their favorite summertime snacks. The best part? They’ll get to cap off the week with a sweet cupcake challenge that’s every bit delicious as it is fun.

Sign Up For The 5-Day Baking 101 Series

Teens Cooking Classes

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Advanced Baking

When: May–September

Duration: 4 or 5 days, 2½ hours per day

We can’t imagine a better way to say “sayonara” to the school year and hello to summer fun than with this decadent class that’ll put their skills to the test. From European classics like custard tarts and pate a choux to enticing pretzels and a chocolate celebration cake straight out of Matilda, they’ll be uttering “bon appétit” by the end of the week.

Sign Up For The 4-Day Advanced Baking Series                    Sign Up For The 5-Day Advanced Baking Series

 

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Adventurous Recipes

When: June–July

Duration: 5 days, 2½ hours per day

Take their taste buds on a wild ride filled with globally inspired eats, from Americana favorites like BBQ chicken and potato salad to Parisian-style sandwiches and classic Asian eats like steamed dumplings and hand-pulled noodles. Plus, they’ll try their hand at laminated dough, with recipes for pain au chocolate, pigs in a blanket and more!

Sign Up For The 5-Day Adventurous Recipes Series

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World Bakes

When: June–August

Duration: 3 or 5 days, 2½ hours per day

From the shores of Hawaii to the streets of Italy and bistros of France, this 3- or 5-day class will explore flavors and recipes from every corner of the globe. They’ll test their skills with a luau-inspired chicken katsu, learn the ins and outs of stuffed pasta and master the art of homemade tortilla chips. Plus, for teens enrolled in the 5-day class, they’ll get to show off their chops (literally) with a Chopped-inspired mystery box challenge.

Sign Up For The 3-Day World Bakes Series                            Sign Up For The 5-Day World Bakes Series

Whether you’re looking for a way to fill out a few days over the summer or want to keep your little ones busy all season long, our Kids & Teens Summer Cooking Series has you covered. And if the idea of delicious leftovers and an excited helper in the kitchen isn’t reason enough, check out what one of our recent Winter Cooking Series graduates had to say:

“This was a great week of learning cooking techniques. I got over my fear of using machines in the kitchen such as the oven and mixing machines by learning how to use them properly. I enjoyed cooking with other kids my age and the best part was tasting the sweet results!” –Anabelle, age 10

Hungry for more? From baking to global fare and cooking challenges, your child will get hands-on experience from our Resident Chefs and learn valuable skills like teamwork and time management. Plus, while they’re baking and cooking their hearts out, you’ll get a coupon for 10% off in-store purchases to use while you wait!

Sign Up For Our Kids & Teens Summer Cooking Series

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