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Junior Chef Parties San Diego

Junior Chef Parties are the most AMAZING birthday parties ever!  Do you want to have a blast sharing the fun of cooking with your friends? Wouldn’t you love to have a real chef come and show you how to make one of your favorite meals from scratch? 

… Then our Junior Chef Parties are for you! Imagine two hours of fun where you learn to cook the food that YOU love to eat! You get to prepare the main course, the beverages, and of course, decorate your dessert! Of course, our San Diego kids’ chef parties are easy to customize, so whatever you have in mind, just ask! We can make it happen!

Below are some of the themes you can choose from: 

Meatball madness junior chef parties Meatball Madness:

Nona’s Famous Meatballs on a roll or with pasta!  Amazing flavors that kids love! Junior Chefs practice mixing, seasoning with herbs, and making sauces. They also learn to safely prepare fruits, veggies, and meats. Following the meatballs, everyone will decorate cupcakes for dessert. Suggested for ages 6+.

Sample menu: Meatball sandwiches, fresh salad, and homemade cherry lemonade with cupcakes and cookies to decorate.

San Diego homemade Italian pizza kids cooking class birthday Homemade Italian Pizza Party:

Who doesn’t love a pizza party? Learn to make Chef Pharrell’s World Famous Pizza including fresh sauce and herb dough and all of your favorite toppings! Jr. Chefs practice kitchen safety while preparing a delicious meal.  Then you have cupcakes or cookies to decorate.

Sample menu: 6” individualized personal pizzas, fresh salad, lemonade coolers, and cupcakes to decorate. Suggested for ages 6+.

Kids cooking party making crepes French Crepes Party:

Ooh-la-la! Practice safety skills and blending while learning about choosing and using fresh produce and dairy products. Older chefs (ages 10 and up) can make a crepe using an authentic crepe pan, while younger kids can enjoy making crepes with no-heat fillings Suggested for ages 7+.. This is an easy party to customize with any 3 fillings you want, and is ideal in a gym, clubhouse or classroom. Of course, there’s cupcakes to decorate too.

Sample menu: Freshly made crepes; cinnamon or vanilla cream filling with fruit; chicken, ham or egg salad filling; nutella cream or caramelized banana filling; cupcakes to decorate

Mexican fiesta cooking class birthday for teens Taco Salad Party:

Hola amigos! It’s fiesta time! Get ready for a South-of-the-Border Fiesta where you’ll be whipping up a storm! Picture this: not only will you be crafting a baked shell, but you’ll also be tossing together a fresh salad, simmering beans, sprinkling on shredded cheese and guacamole, and sizzling up some shredded chicken for a mouthwatering and healthy celebration. So grab your sombrero, gather your friends, and let’s dive into the fun of Mexican cuisine together!

Sample menu: Fresh taco salad with shredded chicken, guacamole, cheese, beans, salad mixture, mild salsa, lemonade, and cupcakes to decorate. Suggested for ages 7+.

Wok and roll Asian cooking class birthday for teens in San DiegoWok and Roll Party:

Get ready to rock and roll with our Wok and Roll cooking party! Junior Chefs will have a blast practicing knife skills and stir-frying in a real wok. And that’s not all – they’ll also master the art of making perfect fluffy rice. This class isn’t just about cooking; it’s an excellent opportunity to instill kitchen safety practices in older children and teens. Suitable for ages 10 and up, this party is guaranteed to sizzle with excitement!

Sample menu: Chicken and bell pepper stir fry or beef and broccoli stir fry with rice, lemonade, and cupcakes to decorate.

After slumber party brunch junior chef partiesAfter-Slumber Party Brunch:

If you’re a breakfast enthusiast, then an after-slumber-party brunch is just the ticket to kickstart your day in style! Picture this: you’ll not only learn how to make pancakes or stuffed French toast, but you’ll also whip up fresh whipped cream, master French-style scrambled eggs, toss together a fresh fruit salad, and blend up some delicious fruit smoothies. But wait, there’s more! In addition to all the culinary fun, you’ll also delve into the fundamentals of measuring, blending, and stove safety. Suitable for ages 7 and up, this brunch bonanza promises to be an egg-ceptional adventure!

Sample menu: Buttermilk, cinnamon, banana, or blueberry pancakes with freshly made whipped cream, eggs and fruit smoothies.

Special Party Services:

Allergy free fun junior chef partiesAllergy Free Fun:

Don’t let food allergies get you down because we have special menus for all types of food sensitivities.

Sample menus:

Gluten Free: Cheese Enchiladas with freshly made mild enchilada sauce, mild salsa, guacamole, chips, lemonade and gluten-free cupcakes to decorate ($10.00 more)

Dairy Free: Super Sloppy Joes with extra lean ground beef and homemade potato chips, cherry lemonade and dairy-free cupcakes ($10.00 more)

Nut Free: Crazy Crispy Chicken Fingers, homemade ranch or barbecue dipping sauce, homemade applesauce, lemonade and nut-free cupcakes ($10.00 more) 

Cake Decorating For Jr. Chef Bakers

Cake decorating kids partiesWould you love to impress your family and friends with awesome looking desserts? Have an artist in you that is screaming to decorate with icing and fondant? Then this is the party for you and your friends. Each of you will plan and decorate your own 8” cake with is already baked and ready to go. You will learn how to make decorator’s icing, add and blend color paste, use Wilton decorating tubes and tips and also how to make shapes and characters with fondant. This event does not include any food preparation, so your mom might want to order a pizza before your class begins. You and your friends must be at least 10 years old for this cake decorating party. Here is a great idea for a party favor for guests to take home, a Wilton cake decorating kit of their own: $10 each. Suggested for ages 10+

Jr. Chef Baking Class Birthday Party!

Cupcake warsAnd last but but definitely not least,if you’re all about that competitive spirit and have a sweet tooth to match, this is the ultimate baking class birthday party! To begin with, we’ll split into teams to kick off the cupcake baking showdown.Next you will master the art of mixing and blending ingredients. Then, it’s game on as teams bake and decorate their creations using goodies from our decoration buffet. Additionally, everyone gets to take home some scrumptious cupcakes to share with their families. Recommended for ages 10 and up – let the baking battle begin!

Important Information for Your Parents:

Do you have a child who loves to cook and want to give them a Special Birthday Treat they’ll never forget? Then you should call about our Junior Chef parties. We’ll bring the party straight to your kitchen or clubhouse, no hassle. And here’s the kicker – I’ll bring along all the equipment, tools, and ingredients, leaving you to simply supply the paper goods for the table. But wait, there’s more! We’ve got special menus to cater to every dietary need, from food allergies to picky eaters. These parties aren’t just about fun; they’re about crafting unforgettable memories and imparting lifelong culinary skills. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s cook up some magic together!

What is a Jr. Chef Birthday Party?

Cake decorating kids parties

When you book a Jr. Chef Birthday Party, everyone will get a hands-on cooking experience. Each San Diego kids cooking party lasts 2 hours and includes all of the following:

  • Adorable Jr. Chef hats for children to decorate
  • Junior Chefs will use recipes tailor-made just for them and receive copies to recreate the magic for their families at home!
  • Groceries—we do all the shopping!
  • Equipment—we bring everything we need!
  • Hands-on instruction from a professional chef
  • Desserts for your child to decorate

Why should you choose our Junior Chef Parties for your San Diego Cooking Class Birthday Party?

Artful Chefs has extensive experience teaching children and teens to cook. In 2013 and 2014, the Escondido High School District adopted our curriculum to teach culinary techniques, kitchen safety and nutrition at their after-school program. Additionally, our San Diego cooking classes include the Junior Chef Summer Camp and Winter Cooking Camp and Junior Chef Parties. Moreover,  Artful Chefs developed the Junior Chef Certification Program, and we love to share the joy of cooking with young chefs!

  • Special Junior Chef Party Bags: Each contains a full-size measuring cup and spoon set, spatula, whisk, spoon, and cloth chef hat. $20 per Jr. Chef.
  • Jr. Chef Aprons: Permanent Press white aprons ready to wear. Machine wash, bleach if necessary. These make a great lasting party favor to send home with the kids. You can purchase fabric markers to decorate them with before the party starts, too. $10 per Jr. Chef.
  • Taste Test Challenge: Want to add a little competition and excitement to your party? Add the blindfold taste test challenge! It’s a super fun team activity, suitable for any age group. This

    activity adds an additional 30+  minutes to the party. This an additional 30+ minutes to the party. $10 per Jr. Chef

To check available dates or to hold the date for your birthday event, call us at 760-419-4609.

Lastly, we  offer our Junior Chef Parties all over San Diego County including: Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, La Costa, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Beach, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, San Diego, San Marcos, Torrey Pines and Vista.



We offer our services all over San Diego County including:

Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, La Costa, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Beach, Murrietta, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, San Diego, San Marcos, Temecula, Torrey Pines and Vista.

Our Client Reviews

“What an awesome team of professional, knowledgeable chefs, who were led by Chef Pharrell that helped us build a team cooking event into a very friendly competition and helped our teams work together to plan, execute against the plan and prepare a variety of meals, which were shared and enjoyed by all. Thank you so much for helping make a successful event for our group!”

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Aphrodiete T, San Diego, CA

“We hired Chef Pharrell for a Mothers Day dinner for our family. Very simply, she did what she said that she would do! She was easy to work with to create the menu and very accomodating to our dietary issues. Food looked great and tasted great. It was appreciated by all and made the day all that more special.”

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Craig R., Vista, CA
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