Chicago’s New and Innovative Cooking School for Children, Sticky Fingers Cooking, Makes Eating Healthy Fun for Kids

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Chicago's new 100% mobile cooking school offers after school enrichment classes, camps, birthday parties, and special events.

"Every parent knows how hard it can be to get kids to eat healthy food. I’ve found the key ingredient is getting them into the kitchen,” said Erin Fletter, Food Geek-in-Chief of Sticky Fingers Cooking.

A new Chicago business gives kids the exciting tools they need to get into the kitchen and discover delicious new tastes and healthy eating. Sticky Fingers Cooking, an innovative mobile cooking school, now offers before, during and after school enrichment classes, camps, birthday parties, and special events in the Chicago area. Started in 2007 in Denver, Colorado, Sticky Fingers Cooking is quickly becoming a Chicago sensation by inspiring kids to learn easy, yet fun cooking skills through seasonal, globally inspired recipes that are not only delicious, but also nourishing to kids’ minds and bodies.

"Sticky Fingers was a life changing experience for me and my sons," said Angela Shaffer, the Chicago North Shore's Community Manager for Yelp and mother of two, who also heads up Yelp's Little Yelpers Club. "In just one Sticky Fingers lesson, my sons went from very picky eaters to young chefs who were interacting and enjoying food. The impact from this experience was amazing."

Sticky Fingers classes are taught in schools or other locations by a Sticky Fingers chef instructor who provides kid-safe tools, delicious ingredients and the know-how needed to teach kids how to cook. They incorporate educational skills like math, language, geography, and food history into a fun and exciting class. Because the school is 100% mobile, Sticky Fingers is available throughout the larger Chicago area.

“As someone who is dedicated to helping families make great everyday meals with simple, healthy ingredients, I was quickly drawn to the idea of Sticky Fingers Cooking,” said Chicago Cooking Personality, Momma Cuisine, Johanna M. Cook. “My family and I truly enjoyed our Sticky Fingers class. The recipes are amazing and truly allow kids to have fun in the kitchen.”

Sticky Fingers opened its Chicago branch last month and now works with more than 80 schools in the Denver and Chicago areas, serving more than 1,000 kids per week. They have 28 chef instructors who share a lifetime love of cooking and a passion for working with kids. Their talented team of cooking instructors includes Montessori schoolteachers, culinary school student teachers, summer camp directors, preschool teachers, catering chefs, and even graduates from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

“Every parent knows how hard it can be to get kids to eat healthy food. I’ve found the key ingredient is getting them into the kitchen,” said Erin Fletter, Food Geek-in-Chief of Sticky Fingers Cooking. “When kids start learning to cook, it makes trying new foods fun. It’s simple, if they make it, they will eat it.”

Erin writes original kid-friendly, globally inspired recipes and lesson plans each week and shares all recipes with families to allow them to continue their Sticky Fingers skills at home. Sticky Fingers Cooking is always 100% nut-free and can incorporate ALL food allergies with dairy and gluten free classes. The company is also committed to serving children of every demographic and regularly offers classes for disadvantaged youth as well as non-profits. Parents and children interested in trying Sticky Fingers’ recipes can visit StickyFingersCooking.com/recipes.

Pricing & Information

Information on all Sticky Fingers classes can be found on the company’s website at StickyFingersCooking.com. Those interested in birthday parties, hosting a class or bringing Sticky Fingers before or after school enrichment classes to their schools can contact info(at)stickyfingerscooking(dot)com for more information. Sticky Fingers classes typically range from $16 to $18 per child, per class.

About Sticky Fingers Cooking:

Sticky Fingers Cooking is an innovative mobile cooking school for children that offers before, during and after school enrichment classes, camps, birthday parties, and special events. Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes are seasonal, globally inspired, delicious and nourishing to kids’ minds and bodies. Classes are taught at schools or other locations by a Sticky Fingers chef instructor who provides kid-safe tools, delicious ingredients and the know-how needed to teach kids how to cook—and crave— fresh, healthy food. They incorporate educational skills like math, language, geography, and food history into fun, inspiring and exciting classes.

Sticky Fingers Cooking is committed to serving children of every demographic and regularly offers classes for disadvantaged youth as well as non-profits. Started in Denver, Colorado in 2007, Sticky Fingers now offers their mobile services throughout Denver and Chicago. The company has a staff of 28 chef instructors, works with more than 80 schools and inspires 1,000+ kids per week to cultivate their ‘cool’inary curiosity with kid-safe culinary skills. The company can be found online at StickyFingersCooking.com, Facebook @stickyfingerscooking, Twitter @StickyFingersCo, Pinterest @StickyFingersCO, and Instagram @StickyFingersCooking.

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