In this week’s edition of Windy City Wednesdays, I visited The Kids’ Table in Wicker Park. I was very impressed by the personal feel of their teaching style with the kids, making sure each child had a fun and engaging experience while helping them understand the values of healthy cooking and a clean kitchen.

Tots, kids, teens, and families are all welcome at The Kids’ Table at either of their two locations. With St. Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day coming up, The Kids’ Table makes a perfect family-date! Here are more details and how to get in touch.

Teaching Children Real-Life Values

The Kids’ Table teaches kids the value of good, healthy food prepared at home through cooking workshops catered to beginners! Classes start at 18 months and go all the way up to the teens. With two locations (Wicker Park and Lakeview), there are plenty of opportunities to teach your young one how to express themselves through food while learning valuable life lessons. I found the best part of cooking for kids classes at The Kids’ Table was how the children not only had fun and got to eat, but they also learned how to clean up afterward, and the little brooms for the kids were absolutely adorable!

Getting in Touch

In addition to classes, the Kids’ Table also offers camps, parties, and more! To inquire about an event, contact them on their website at Even if you don’t have kids of your own, there’s something for everyone on the website, including a blog complete with recipes for adults, and easy-to-follow directions for do-it-at-home cooking. 

If you would like to know more about The Kids’ Table before reaching out, they have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a Yelp page with several sterling reviews.

Education and Things to Do On a Kids Day in Wicker Park

If you are thinking of moving to the Wicker Park neighborhood and wish to have your kids enroll in crafts like culinary arts or performance arts, the A. N. Pritzker School, formerly the Wicker Park School, is a performing arts-magnets school in the neighborhood which serves elementary and middle school students. 

Wicker Park is known for is eclectic but fascinating art community, nightlife, and food scene. It’ entirely possible to have a date night of good food and fine art, while also taking the kids to quality schools, and signing them up for creative arts courses that will foster their creativity.

What to Do in Lakeview

If your little one is enrolled in a Kids’ Table course at the Lakeview location, there is still plenty of things to do. Lakeview features many theaters and music venues, in addition to the world-famous Wrigley field. Take the kids to a culinary class and a ballgame in the same day! 

Lake View High School and Lincoln Park High School are located in this area, and the Chicago Public Library’s massive collection makes for a great afternoon of exploration.



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