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.
[Update September 2018]
I was devastated and heartbroken to close the Happiest Kitchen On Earth because we simply could not keep up with the cost of our retail overhead. In the coming months, I will be diligently working to establish a partnership with other non-profits so we can open a kitchen that is financially sustainable.
My deepest thanks to all of our supports and customers. We hope to be back in the kitchen soon.