Allergic to Salad is proud to partner with The Kids Cook Monday campaign to bring you the Educator’s ToolkitLesson Plans and Recipes, and the Family Toolkit. It is all the information you need, including recommended supplies, curriculum, recipes, and more, to start cooking with kids.

Below are some of our recommended tools and equipment for the cooking classroom, adventurous eaters and beyond.

Culinary Kit Equipment Recommendations

In general, we believe investing in the purchase of stainless steel is more durable than plastics. Check dollar and discount stores as many will have the basics you need to start cooking. Quantity will depend on class and small group size.

Flex cutting board/ work mats
8-10 inch Wood Rolling Pin
Vegetable Peelers
3 Quart Stainless Steel Mixing bowl
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups/ Spoons
Mixing/ Serving Spoons
8 to 10 inch Whisk
Cheese/ Vegetable grater
8-inch stainless steel strainer
Hand-powered blender
Immersion blender
Middle School /Adult Knife
Middle School/ Adult Cutting Board

Electric Burner (classes w no stove)
12” stainless steel skillet
3 Qt. stainless steel pot w lid
Convection Oven/ Toaster (baking option)
Silicone mini muffin tray
Pastry brush
Bench scraper

Can Opener
3-prong extension (if needed for oven/burner)
3-prong splitter (if needed for oven/burner)
Plates, forks, spoons

3 tier roller cart (storage option)
Kitchen towels
Spray cleaner
Hand soap
Dish soap
Cutting board dry rack

Child Chef Knives (for Elem Kit)

Cutting Board (thick)
Adult Chef Knives
Child Chef Knives (for Elem Kit)

Baby-led Weaning Recommendations

Baby-led Weaning Book by Gill Rapley
Dining Placemat (Silicone/ Reusable)– Great for restaurants
Dining Placemat (Disposable)– Great for restaurants
Spill Mat– Containing the floor mess
COOKBOOK: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Childcare by Sally Fallon Morell
COOKBOOK: Baby-led Weaning Cookbook by Gill Rapley

DIY Products Class Recs

Mini funnel (for filling containers)
2 oz screw top low tins (Magic Balm + Cough Rub)
NOW Solutions Vegetable Glycerin (Magic Balm + Cough Rub)
Shea Butter 
(Magic Balm + Cough Rub)
Organic Beeswax Flakes (Magic Balm + Cough Rub)
Raw Unrefined Coconut Oil (Magic Balm + Cough Rub)
5oz Clear Plastic Spray Bottle
(Bug Spray)
2 oz Glass Amber Spray Bottle (Hand Sanitizer)
Aloe Vera Gel (Hand Sanitizer)
Vitamin E Oil (Hand Sanitizer)
Witch Hazel (Hand Sanitizer + Bug Spray)
Apple Cider Vinegar (Bug Spray)
1/4 oz glass dropper (teething oil)
Citronella EO (Bug Spray)
Lemongrass EO (Bug Spray)
Lemon Eucalyptus (Bug Spray)
Eucalyptus EO (Bug + Cough)
Geranium EO (Bug Spray)
Peppermint EO (Bug + Hand)
Cinnamon EO (Hand Sanitizer)
Clove Bud EO (Bug + Teething)
Thieves EO (Hand Sanitizer)
Chamomile EO (Magic + Cough)
Lavender EO (Cough + Hand + Bug)
Tea Tree EO (Cough + Hand + Bug)
Lemon EO (Cough + Hand + Bug)
Eucalyptus Smithii Organic EO (Cough)

Book a Class or Party

An on-site dinner party is an awesome way to spend time together with family and friends. Enjoy a fun evening while showing off your inner chef skills.

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