Kids Cook Memphis: Day Camps for Young Cooks

Here’s what folks are saying: a blog post from a happy Kids Cook parent.

I’m Liz Phillips, and I’ve been helping kids find their way around the kitchen for 10 years. I have a particular interest in food science and mindful but joyful eating. I’m also an award-winning food writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Memphis Parent and Edible Memphis.


In previous lives, I’ve been an English teacher and a film editor; nowadays I’m a librarian and a high school culinary arts teacher. I have two sons who eat most of what I cook and two dogs who’ll eat anything I drop on the floor.


For my camps, cooking experience is not necessary, but enthusiastic interest is. At Kids Cook Memphis, I introduce young people to the process of preparing home-cooked food. Because I teach basic, real-world skills, my kids’ cooking classes are unique in the Memphis area.


My goals for my students? Competence, an appreciation for the food they eat at home, and the joy and satisfaction that come from serving a meal prepared with care and love.


Kids Cook camps happen in the Church Health Center teaching kitchen in Crosstown Concourse during the month of June.DSC_0002

For more information, contact me at (901) 598-0031 or at