People ask me all the time: “Tiffany, how did you teach your kids to eat healthy when they are surrounded by junk food everywhere they go?”
I’ll be honest. It took me quite a few years to figure it out. You see, nobody taught me how to cook. As a child, we ate dinner on TV trays in front of – you guessed it – the TV! As an adult, I could only make your basic tacos and spaghetti. Recipe experiments were a disaster.
Then I had my first of two children and I knew I had to do something different. I was determined to teach them to love family dinners and learn healthy cooking and eating habits. So I taught myself to cook. I loved it so much I went to culinary school and then started teaching the neighborhood kids how to cook through Centennial Community Education. That’s when the idea of a kids cooking academy was born.
Here at the Kids Cooking School, we do all the work that goes along with teaching young people to cook – we do the shopping, the teaching, practicing, burning & learning, and of course – all of the cleaning.
It is our mission – and our JOY – to give your children the opportunity to develop healthy habits, self-confidence, and a positive attitude through the power of cooking.
Since the opening of The Kids Cooking School, I have had the pleasure of watching several of my students grow into accomplished bakers. Some of them have even auditioned for the Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network – and made it further than any one of us could ever dream.
My students frequently ask me if I’m going to walk the talk and audition for my own “grown-up” baking championship. This winter I really buckled down to prepare for competition and in early March 2018 I submitted my first audition video to the casting directors for the Holiday Baking Championship.
If you would like to follow my audition journey, you can watch it on our Youtube playlist: Baking Championship Journey.