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 8 years. I have a particular interest in food science and mindful but joyful eating. I’m also an award-winning food writer whose work appears regularly in Memphis Parent and Edible Memphis.


In previous lives, I’ve been an English teacher and a film editor; by day I’m a librarian. I have two sons who eat most of what I cook and a dog 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. I also teach at-home workshops on request for adults and kids, on topics from pantry and holiday planning to canning.


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.


Day camps will be presented at St Mary’s Episcopal Church on Poplar in downtown Memphis in the crypt kitchen.


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


4 thoughts on “Kids Cook Memphis

  1. Nicole Shim

    Hi Liz,
    I am interested in finding some cooking classes for my 6 year old. He is a very picky eater and i am looking for a new fun and exciting way for him to try new foods and appreciate eating healthy. Anyway, please let me know if you have any classes scheduled for 2016.
    Thank you!

    1. schenck65 Post author

      Thanks for your interest in Kids Cook Memphis! We’re working on getting our camps for Summer 2016 organized, but here’s a preview of what’s to come:

      Week of June 13-17: Kitchen Basics
      Week of June 20-24: Kitchen Basics
      Week of June 27-July 1: Pickles, Pies, and Preserves

      Camps will be held from 9 am – 4 pm, provisionally at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. These camps are best suited to kids between the ages of 9 and 14. I should have full descriptions and registration forms posted within about a week, by February 12th.


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