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Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Westchester

Cooking Classes for Kids with Special Needs in Westchester

A roundup of cooking classes for kids with special needs in Westchester County

If your child has expressed an interest in learning to cook, check out these programs in Westchester that offer cooking programs for children and teens with special needs.


Amy Rosen Cooking by Design 

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Amy Rosen, a third-generation Westchester chef, offers cooking parties, cupcake war parties, and lessons for children and adults in the comfort of your home. Rosen welcomes children with special needs, and will customize recipes for various dietary needs.

JCC on the Hudson 

Melanie Fields: 914-366-7898

Part of Keeping it Real in the Neighborhood, a program for high school students and graduates with special needs held at a model apartment, the JCC offers Saturday in the Neighborhood and Sunday in the Neighborhood, programs that help build life skills, including cooking, as well as Friday Drop-In Program, during which teens cook and eat dinner, watch movies, and hang out with friends.

Kids Cookery

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This program offers classes and events for children with special needs, as well as after-school classes in area schools, which welcome students with special needs.

LilChefs.com Special Events 

Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, New Jersey
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Chef Paula offers hands-on workshops and birthday parties at your location for ages 3-14 that include chef hats and aprons, as well as a personalized recipe booklet specific to the event, for each young chef. All parties and workshops are conducted in an inclusive environment, and Chef Paula can customize an event specifically for children with special needs, geared toward different abilities. Recipes can also be created for various dietary needs, and every event includes multi-sensory components relating to sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound.



In Now We’re Cooking, teens and young adults with special needs will develop skills in food preparation, kitchen safety, and table setting, as well as learn healthy recipes for snacks, entrees, desserts, and more. The class is held Thursdays, and participants must meet with SPARC staff before enrolling. 



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Author: Katelin Walling is the former editorial director for NYMetroParents. She has been writing about parenting, health, finance, education, fun things to do in NYC and the surrounding area, and more for nearly 10 years. She also has 20+ years of child care experience and was a babysitter in NYC for 8 years. Katelin graduated from the University of Maine in 2011 and attended the NYU Summer Publishing Institute during the summer of 2011. To unplug in her free time, she can often be found reading, knitting (or general crafting), or whipping up a vegan treat—all with a cup of coffee nearby. See More

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