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Junior Chef Parties San Diego

Do you love to cook and want the most AMAZING birthday party ever this year? Do you want to have a blast sharing the fun of cooking with your friends? Do you want to learn how to cook a gourmet meal from scratch under the direction of a professional chef?

… Then our Junior Chef Parties are for you! Imagine two and a half hours of culinary 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, dessert!

Below are some of the themes you can choose from. Of course, our San Diego junior chef parties are easy to customize, so whatever you have in mind, just ask! We can make it happen!

Meatball madness junior chef parties Meatball Madness:

Nona’s Famous Meatballs on a roll or with pasta!  Amazing flavors that your kids will love! Junior Chefs practice mixing, seasoning with herbs, and making sauces. They also learn to safely prepare fruits, veggies, and meats. After the sandwiches you can decorate cupcakes or cookies. 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 junior chef parties 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. Great for big groups! Then you have cupcakes or cookies to decorate.

Sample menu: 6” individualized personal pizzas, fresh salad, lemonade coolers, and cupcakes or cookies to decorate. Suggested for ages 7+.

French crepes junior chef parties 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. We bring the freshly-made crepes; you do the rest! Plus cupcakes or cookies to decorate.

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


Taco salad junior chef parties San DiegoTaco Salad Party:

Fiesta time! For this South-of-the-Border Fiesta, you will prepare a baked shell, fresh salad and guacamole, and shredded chicken for a delicious and healthy celebration.

Sample menu: Fresh taco salad with shredded chicken, guacamole, mild salsa, limeade crush, and cupcakes or cookies to decorate. Suggested for ages 7+.

Wok and roll junior chef parties in San DiegoWok and Roll Party:

Chinese proverb: “Never trust a dog to watch your food.” You will love our Wok and Roll cooking party! Junior Chefs can practice knife skills and stir fry in a real wok. This is a great class for teaching kitchen safety to older children and teens. For ages 10 and up!

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 love breakfast, an after-slumber-party brunch is the right way to start off the day! You will learn how to make pancakes or stuffed French toast, fresh whipped cream, French-style scrambled eggs, fresh fruit salad, and fruit smoothies. You will learn measuring, blending  and stove safety. For ages 7 and up!

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

Special Party Services:

Allergy free fun junior chef partiesAllergy Free Fun:

Don’t let food allergies get you down! 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 junior chef 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 Cupcake Wars!

Cupcake warsIf you’re competitive in nature and you love to bake, this is the ultimate culinary adventure! We form teams and the competition begins with learning to mix and blend ingredients. Then teams bake their cupcakes and decorate them using goodies from the decoration buffet. And you will bring home cupcakes to share with your family. There is an additional fee of $20 per child. Suggested for ages 10+.

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?
~ Our Cooking Parties Are Perfect For Kids & Teens ~
Call For Date Availability & Special Menus: 760-419-4609
We Bring The Fun To You!

Our Junior Chef parties are available to children ages six to 15 throughout San Diego, Orange County, and Riverside County. We bring the party straight to your kitchen or clubhouse. We’ll bring all the equipment and all the ingredients. We even have special menus to accommodate food allergies and picky eaters! These parties create lasting memories and teach lifelong skills.

What is a Jr. Chef Birthday Party?

Cake decorating junior chef parties

When you book a Jr. Chef Birthday Party, everyone will get a hands-on cooking experience. Each San Diego kids cooking party lasts 2.5 hours and includes all of the following:

  • Adorable Jr. Chef hats for children to decorate
  • A custom recipe booklet with delicious meals perfectly suited to your child’s taste
  • 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. Our San Diego cooking classes include the Junior Chef Summer Camp and Winter Cooking Camp and Junior Chef Parties. We developed the Junior Chef Certification Program, and we love to share the joy of cooking with young chefs!


Special Junior Chef Party Bags

  • Top Chef Finale Dessert Option. This is an add-on to any of these San Diego cooking classes for kids. After the class is over, all Junior Chefs create unique desserts from their own “Top Chef Bag.” Each bag contains sugary, gooey, creamy, crispy, and colorful sweet ingredients that moms and dads hate! This is a great way for your child to use creativity and imagination to concoct a special, one-of-a-kind recipe. $10 per Jr. Chef.
  • 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.
  • Junior Chef Napkin Folding and Table Setting Class: This half-hour session teaches each Jr. Chef how to fold napkins and set tableware for elegant dining. Each child gets hands-on practice with real cloth napkins and learns three fancy folds. Jr. Chefs also learn to set a formal table with fine china and silverware. $5 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. $5 per Jr. Chef

To check available dates or to hold the date for your birthday event, call us at 760-419-4609. We offer our Junior Chef Parties all over San Diego County including: Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, La Costa, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Beach, Murrieta, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, San Diego, San Marcos, Temecula, 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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