Cooking Round the World


   Cooking, hands-on learning, trying new foods…… that’s what makes Cooking Round the World afterschool classes so much fun!


   Health and safety protocol is strictly adhered to; classes limited to 12 kids. There are No nuts in any recipe.  Wearing a mask is optional.


   Below are descriptions of class offerings: (To note not all course offerings are available at all locations)

  • Cooking Round the World

 You won’t need a passport to cook from different countries! Children will lean about culture, tastes, and celebrations while enjoying the foods and flavors from different countries.

  • Cooking Round the USA

  Children will visit a different US state each class, learn about what that state is distinctly known for, and eat delicious foods associated with that state. There will be map education, a cooking demonstration, and cooking and eating dishes renown from that state.


  • Burritos and Tacos

  Soft or crunchy: when its wrapped in a burrito or taco it’s always delicious! Children will create fillings -- some traditional fillings like chicken, beans, vegetables, while others are unusual fillings….and sauces like pico de gallo, salsa, guacamole, more!

  • 5- Bites of Deliciousness

  From mini quiche, to mac and cheese cups, to pizza muffins, to kugel noodle muffins …children will explore savory cooking yumminess that fits in a muffin tin

  • Food Fusion

Food Fusion is a form of cooking that combines contrasting flavors into a single dish: very popular! From pizza tacos ,to fruit sushi, to pretzel dogs ,to Pad Thai burritos…. Children will get a kick out of putting two different tastes together into one dish


  •  Eat Your Colors:

What’s better than eating a rainbow of colors! Red day: is red velvet pancakes, Brown day is: Pumpernickel grilled cheese, Yellow day is: mac 'n cheese; White Day: is white bean hummuwith pita, ………more!

Each class includes a cooking demo and a story with the same color theme. We ask families to dress in the color of the day. Yum and fun!

  •  Mommy & Me Classes: Moms support their “young chefs” as they learn basics about baking and cooking. For ages 3 – 5. Specific class themes listed under the location      

  • Breakfasts Round the World

Breakfast does not look the same in every country! In Morocco people eat falafel for breakfast; in Argentina people eat breakfast tostadas; in Bangladesh people eat egg and potato curry, in eastern Africa its common for people to eat mahamri, soft, triangular doughnuts, made with coconut milk and ground cardamom. Children will get an international culinary education. Mmmmmm.


  • Peace Through Food

 This afterschool program looks at the conflict between warring countries and discusses how peace could be brought about. We cook and eat foods from both countries in an effort to show how breaking bread could bring about harmony.


  • International Baking

Baking takes on an international flavor when we explore the world through its baked goods! Both savory and sweet baking will take place in this delicious class: the juncture of international culture and deliciousness!


            Classes offered at schools are restricted to children who attend that specific school.

           Classes at public spaces are open to anyone, as indicated.

To register, please click on the name of the school.

After filling out the form, you will get an automatic confirmation.


You will get another confirmation closer to class start date that has logistics in it.

Bay Area

Contra Costa Jewish Day School: 955 Risa Rd, Lafayette

  • Nov 2, 10, 17, Dec 1, 9, from 3:45 – 5:15 pm Theme: Cooking Round the World For grades 1 - 5 FULL

East Bay Innovative Academy: (lower school) 3400 Malcolm Avenue, Oakland

OK to sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions.


  • Fridays: Nov 18 – Feb 17, 9 weeks, from 4 – 5:30 pm. Theme: Street Foods Round the World.  (No class Nov 11, 25, Jan 6) FULL

  • Fridays: March 10 – May 26, 10 weeks, from 4 – 5:30 pm. Theme: Breakfasts Round the World. (No class March 31, April 7)

Lafayette Acalanes Masonic Lodge: 925 Moraga Rd, Lafayette

  • Nov 21 – 23, from 9 – 1 pm Theme: Thanksgiving: Everything But the Turkey  FULL

  • Dec 27 – 30, from 9 – 4 pm Theme: Winter Holiday Camp: International Celebrations

Oakland: Kehilla Community Synagogue Kitchen: 1300 Grand Ave, Oakland

For ages 6 – 12; limited to 20 kids

  •  Monday – Wednesday, Nov 21 – 23, from 9 – 1 pm Theme: Everything But the Turkey: Thanksgiving Camp FULL

  •  Tuesday – Thursday, Dec 27, 28, and 29 from 9am  – 4pm Theme: International Celebrations: Winter Camp

School of the Madeleine: 1225 Milvia St, Berkeley


  • Mondays: Nov 7 – Dec 12 (no class Nov 21 – 5 sessions) from 3:15 – 4:45 pm Theme: Eat Your Colors. 

St. Theresa School: 4850 Clarewood Drive, Oakland

For grades  K – 3, limited to 12 children

  • Mondays, Nov 7 - Dec 12 - 5 classes (no class Nov 21 ) from 3:45 – 5:15 pm. Theme Pizza Mania!

Temple Beth Sholom: 642 Dolores Ave, San Leandro

  • Dec 27 – 30, from 9 – 1 pm Theme: Winter Holiday Camp: International Celebrations

Valhalla Elementary School: 530 Kiki Dr, Pleasant Hill

For grades 1 – 5; classes meet in Thor Hall, Multipurpose Room. Classes limited to 12.

  •  Thursdays: Jan 12 – March 9, from 2:50-4:20 pm – 9 sessions Theme: Cooking Round the USA:

  •  Thursdays, March 23 – May 25, from 2:50-4:20 pm – 9 sessions Theme: Mac and Cheese Me

Southern California

Chula Vista SchoolsTheme: Cooking Round the World

Classes limited to 12 students. Registration limited to children who attend the specific school.

  • Otay Elementary School, 1651 Albany Ave, SD      

    • Wednesdays grades 3 – 6 timing: 2:40 – 4:10 Oct 19 - Nov 16

    • Fridays  Grade K-2 : timing: 1:20-2:50pm;  oct 21 - Nov 18 .

Classical Academy2022 University Drive, Vista Theme: Tacos vs Burritos

Classes limited to 12 students. Registration limited to children who attend Classical Academy.

  • For Grades 1-8th  Mondays, Nov 7th - Dec 5th 1:30-3pm Theme: Tacos vs Burritos

 Coronado P&R: visit

       Burritos and Tacos (Grades 5–6) Soft or crunchy: when it's wrapped in a burrito or taco it’s always delicious!

Children will create fillings -- some traditional fillings like chicken, beans, and vegetables, others fillings….and sauces like Pico de Gallo, salsa, guacamole, and more!  



Nativity School6309 El Apajo Road Rancho Santa Fe, Ca Theme: Regions of China

Classes limited to 20 students. Registration limited to children who attend Nativity school

  • Mondays: Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, Jan 9, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6 for grades 6- 8

  • Tuesdays: Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Jan 10, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7 for grades K – 2

  • Wednesdays: Nov 16, 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 1 , Feb 8  for grades 3 – 5

St. Paul's Lutheran Pacific Beach: 1376 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109  Theme: Cooking Round The World FULL

Classes limited to 18 students. Registration limited to children who attend the specific school.

  • For Grades K-5  Minimum day Fridays, Oct 7th -Feb 3rd 1:00-2:30 pm Fireside Rm  (5)weeks 

St. Therese Academy: 6440 Saint Therese Way, San Diego, CA Theme: Cooking Round the World

Classes limited to 12 students. Registration limited to children who attend St. Therese Academy.

  • ​Grades 1-8th  Mondays, Dec 5th – Feb 13 3:30-5pm Art Rm No class: 12/19,12/26,1/2,1/16 FULL