Chef Carls Pizza
888-794-8540. Our award winning party lets your little chefs make their own pizza. The ingredients include invitations, chef hats, aprons, paperware, pizza-making, ice cream sundae or cupcake-making, magic tricks, music, dancing, graduation ceremony and certificates, goodie bags and they can even build a stuffed animal. New! Five great international cooking party options: Traditional American, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian. Three birthday party packages to choose from as well as parties for schools, summer camps, special needs and fundraising.
240 Rt. 17N, Paramus, 201-576-0100; 45 S. Central Park Ave., Hartsdale, NY, 914-328-1376. Classes offered year 'round for all ages from 3 years to adults in each of its 15,000 sq. ft. culinary superstores.
Classic Thyme Cooking School
710 South Ave., West, Westfield, 908-232-5445. Cooking classes for adults and children, beginners to advanced. Learn new culinary techniques, have fun with friends, host special occasions. Everything from appetizers to desserts, Italian Boot Camp to Sushi. A favorite venue for corporate culinary teambuilding events.
Diamond Hill Montessori School
105 Diamond Hill Rd., Berkeley Heights, 908-464-5051. See listing under Preschools.
Kings Cooking Studio
778 Morris Tnpk., Short Hills, 973-258-4009; 450 Rt. 206, Bedminster, 908-719-4966. Classes and events year round for adults, teens, and young chefs beginning at age 3.
P.E.P. Club Kids Cuisine
908-451-9280. Cooking classes and birthday parties for children ages 3-8. Basic cooking skills are taught through a hands-on approach to cooking. Classes are held in several area locations.
ShopRite Culinary Workshops
Rt. 28 E. (North Ave.), Garwood, 908-654-0803; 76 Central Ave., Clark, 732-381-2025; 3166 Rt. 22W, Branchburg, 908-704-3378; Rt. 1 & Rt. 9 & St. Georges Ave., Woodbridge, 732-636-3500. Culinary workshops for children 5-12 yrs. old with adult teach the basics of cooking and healthy eating. See website for workshop schedules and menus.