Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen classes are a private party event with 10 kid minimum. Your child will learn basic kitchen skills and participate in interactive cooking with our Chef which will customize a menu for your party event.(please note, children ages 5 and under require adult supervision, meaning parents need to stay for the entire class).

U-Cook is one of Northwest Indiana's venues boasting exceptional food, service, and ambiance. Located on Route 30 in Merrillville, In. only 65 miles from Chicago. Hands-on classes are from 6-14 kids. We can also create a private event of 15-30 kids with a combination of hands-on and demo presentation.

During these classes our Chef will pre-prep most of the food before our guests arrive. The Chef can have up to 10 guests help with the final preparation. This will include chopping, dicing, mixing and cooking of the scrumptious dishes you will be eating.

We provide bottled water to drink, and there's also plenty of room in our refrigerator and freezer for all your beverages. Aprons are available for the kids too!

Our showroom is transformed into a perfect atmosphere of mood lighting and music. We use Pandora for our multi-speaker music system and you are encouraged to set the mood for your event.

We encourage our guests to decorate for any special occasion. U-Cook is open Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm for your convenience or by appointment to decorate or drop off your beverages, presents, cakes in advance. This is a great way for a surprise event.

Call 219 942-0883 to arrange your kid's private party event

Kid’s Classes

Only private parties of 10 or more.

All children under 8 years of age require an adult to be with them

All classes require at least one adult per 10 students

Classes are designed to include one hour for eating, party and gifts

If you decorate you must also remove decorations at the end of the event. NO glitter or small objects that present a choking hazard are allowed.

  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Fruit salad
  • Mac and cheese
  • Peanut butter, jelly and banana burrito
  • Captain Crunch chicken fingers
  • Minute Rice with vegetables
  • Corn on the Cob
  • No cook applesauce
  • Peanut butter cookies
  • Individual pizza on flatbreads
  • Sloppy Joes
  • Corn on the cob
  • Ice cream floats
  • Mini burgers
  • Chicken fingers
  • Baked french fries
  • Pasta salad
  • Oatmeal raisin cookies
  • Pizza quesadillas
  • Beef tacos
  • Spaghetti and meat balls
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Brownies
  • We can individualize menus in this age range.
  • May participate in adult classes if they already have basic cooking skills