Kids Cook Memphis

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 9 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. 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.


Exciting news! After five years at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Kids Cook Memphis’s day camps are relocating to the teaching kitchen at Crosstown Concourse. I’m grateful to St. Mary’s for their years of generous hospitality, but tremendously excited to work in a space specifically designed for teaching young people to cook.DSC_0002

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