Teaching your kid to cook at a young age is so invaluable! Not only does it help prepare them for the future but it also has all sorts of other benefits too, from helping to develop fine motor skills to reducing picky eating — the benefits are endless. These days more and more parents are introducing their kids to the kitchen at a young age to the point that this generation of kids are becoming real foodies. If your kid is a bit of foodie they’re bound to love the Table Bay Hotel’s new Mini Chef Workshops. Designed to give budding cooks the ideal way to celebrate their birthday, these workshops are a must book for any parent looking for a kid’s birthday party with a difference.

The perfect combination of food, fun and learning in inspiring, delicious ways, the Table Bay’s new Mini Chef birthday parties offer an interactive experience for kids who love to learn new things. Through the workshops, the hotels expert culinary team aims to open children’s eyes to the wonders of food and interesting techniques of food preparation and cooking. Under the guidance of the culinary team, the 2-hour workshop will invite kids to prepare a special pre-selected meal that they then get to take home along with a recipe card and an apron.

If your kid loves the workshop, the great news is they can book a party again and again and learn a whole new set of skills each time. There are a wide range of parties to choose from and children will learn skills like chocolate tempering, dough techniques, cake icing, and pastry and hot dish preparation. In addition to these all-important cooking techniques, little chefs will also be thought the basics like healthy cooking, environmental sustainability, as well as how to stay safe in the kitchen. Suitable for birthday boys and girls, between the ages of 6 and 12, young aspiring chefs can look forward to a journey of food discovery and fun.

Kids and their parents can choose from eight curated Mini Chef Party options including Baked Phyllo Spring Rolls, Cake decorating, Beef fillet rainbow pepper skewers, Dough techniques, Sticky BBQ chicken drumsticks, Buttercream and cake icing methods, Healthy fish burgers made with sustainable fish, and Frozen dessert techniques.

The Table Bay’s Mini Chef Parties are catered for a minimum of 10 and maximum of 15 children at a cost of R355. Bookings are essential and can be made by emailing tablebaydining@suninternational.com.

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