Les Petites Gourmettes children's cooking school, Scottsdale, AZ: Chef Linda Hopkins, who regularly works with Emeril Lagasse, Jacques P?pin, and Martin Yan, teaches 1- and 4-session classes ranging from baking to French cooking for children ages 6 to 17 during spring break and summer vacation. For more information, call (480) 991-7648.
Cooking School of the Rockies, Boulder, CO: This professional cooking school dishes out a wide variety of classes for kids, teens, and families. Upcoming courses: Cooking with the Family on April 20 (it features homemade pizza, fun tossed salad, and brownies) and Mother's Day for Kids on May 4 and 5 (children ages 8 to 12 learn how to make mom breakfast). To register, call (303) 494-7988 or log onto:
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV: From June to September, 6- to 12-year-olds guests at this posh 6,500-acre resort can take part in four cooking classes held in a professional kitchen. Themes include South of the Border (with fruit salsa and tortilla rollups) and I'll Make Supper (with corn-crusted chicken fingers and best-ever broccoli). Don't worry: There are plenty of cooking classes for adults too. For reservations, call (800) 453-4858 or go to:
New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier, VT: A major training ground for professional chefs, this school hosts many cooking classes and week-long culinary camps for kids during the summer. A favorite: The Eat Your Words series, a hands-on class where kids cook the food featured in a popular children's book. To register, call (802) 223-6324 or log onto: