Seattle Opens Cooking School for Kids

FrogLegs Culinary Academy, an engaging and interactive cooking school allows kids and adults a hands-on approach to cooking and baking.

The cooking school just opened its newest location in University Village last week.

Located near the kids’ play area and across from the toy store, FrogLegs Culinary Academy will celebrate with a free Open House on Sunday, June 24th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Families are invited to tour the space, meet the FrogLegs team, take pictures with FrogLegs’ mascot Miss Lily, and enjoy edible cookie dough samples.  As a bonus, guests will receive $20 off any summer camp and cooking class sign-ups that day.  

FrogLegs offers a grand variety of kids and adult cooking classes, as well as school break and summer camps.  The first full week of Summer Camp sessions will commence on Monday, June 11 with some weeks already sold out in anticipation.  The University Village cooking school and retail store will become FrogLegs’ official Seattle location, with an already successful operation in Kirkland’s Market neighborhood. 

In addition to offering the same kids cooking classes, themed school break and summer camps already found in Kirkland, the new FrogLegs Culinary Academy – University Village will feature: 

  • Expanded retail merchandise, including food and non-food-themed party items;

  • Mrs. FrogLegs Treat Mercantile, a variety of cookies and edible cookie dough made in-house;

  • Additional adult cooking classes and team-building experiences for groups and businesses;

  • A menu of drop-in classes and a treat window to accommodate the transient nature of shopping center visitors.

Founder Laura Vida founded FrogLegs Culinary Academy in her home in 2007 out of her love for celebrations and passion for working with children in the kitchen.  “I am tickled that children are finding such joy out of cooking and working with their hands and minds,” said Vida.  “We couldn’t be happier with our new location from both a brand perspective and in that we will be able to accommodate more children who have an interest in cooking and baking.  Our Kirkland classes fill up quickly.”