Foodjitsu offers a range of hands-on cooking classes for young people from 8-16 years, to suit all levels and abilities. Children will be given the opportunity to complete a grading challenge at the end of each term, to earn a ‘belt’ certificate and progress through the ranks.

  1. White
  2. Yellow
  3. Orange
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Purple
  7. Red
  8. Brown
  9. Black

Children will learn about food safety, knife skills and various styles and techniques to set the foundations for independent cooking. Children will be taught about different flavour combinations that work but importantly be taught to tailor recipes to their individual tastes.

Recipes will encompass breakfasts and lunches but will focus mainly on evening meals. International and seasonal themes will be incorporated from time to time throughout the term.

Classes of up to 10 participants are held at Barrenjoey High School, Coonanga Rd, North Avalon and in Central Road.

Classes are run during term time on certain afternoons from 4:15 pm – 6:15pm.

Classes will run for 2 hours so that children gain knowledge and expertise and learn how to make more complex recipes as well as clean up.

Costs include ingredients, recipe and food prepared in class, for two, to take home.

*Closed in shoes must be worn during class and long hair must be tied back. Aprons are provided but remain the property of Foodjitsu unless purchased.

*Whilst Foodjitsu undertakes to take the utmost care of participants during classes, Foodjitsu does not accept responsibility for any injury that may occur to a participant during the cooking class.

*Food allergies, intolerances and dietary requirements can be catered for but 48 hours advance notification is required.

*I have a current Employee Working with Children check, and am first aid trained and have completed Food Safety and Hygiene courses.

Kids cooking classes on the Northern Beaches

Tamsin Holloway

  • Foodjitsu
  • Barrenjoey High School, Coonanga Rd, Avalon Beach, 2107.

  • 0435 265 304




“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”