Butter Beans cooking classes teach participants how to make seasonal, international, nutritious recipes while forging fun, lasting memories in the kitchen!

With taste and flavor as a guide, student chefs examine seasonality, international cuisines, beneficial nutrients, and mindfulness.

As participants move through the course they also learn vital kitchen knife skills, food tasting and seasoning, various culinary techniques, and culinary vocabulary.

From seed to table, students gain an appreciation for food in a convivial setting, while discovering different cultures and building important cooking skills, all while having a fun and delicious experience!


Interested in bringing Butter Beans to your child’s school? Contact us at info@butterbeanskitchen.com to learn more about our after school programs and in-classroom workshops.


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Here’s what cooking class parents had to say about their child’s experience:

“My daughter is a very picky eater but your class has really opened her eyes to how tasty a variety of food can be. She is so proud to share what she has prepared with the family when she gets home and is eager to explain what she did. We would put your recipes into our dinner rotation immediately!!” – Mary, parent of a Butter Beans chef 

“As soon as the teppanyaki chef started dicing veggies, cooking, and sautéing, my child went into cooking class mode – identifying vegetables/oils/aromatics… asking the chef some 5-year old questions… Because he saw the cooking process and understood it, he felt so empowered that that he ate everything – the fried rice, the minced vegetables, the diced chicken. He ate better than the older kids at the table.” – Malini, parent of a cooking class student on a visit to a Japanese restaurant with her family 

“Margot has always loved helping in the kitchen but never was a fan of eating her vegetables. The Butter Beans after-school program turned that around. It’s been wonderful to see her experiment with recipes from all over the world. She brings home morsels of food for the family to taste and takes so much pride in describing the ingredients and how they were prepared. Thank you for making her a more balanced eater!” – Agathe Blanchon-Ehrsam, parent of Margot Ehrsam, 3rd grader at PS58


Photo Credit: Joe Martinez, Edible Brooklyn