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Little Kitchen Academy Will Be Changing Lives From Scratch Inside IKEA For New In-Store Kids’ Cooking Workshops

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Little Kitchen Academy Will Be Changing Lives From Scratch Inside IKEA For New In-Store Kids’ Cooking Workshops

Event will feature hands-on activities including practicing safe knife skills and juicing fruits using IKEA tools and tableware 

Vancouver, BC, Canada – April 8, 2024  Little Kitchen Academy (LKA), the leading Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages 3 through 18, is excited to announce this special event with IKEA to bring fun, hands-on cooking activities directly into IKEA Richmond in Richmond, BC Canada on Friday, April 19 from 2-5pm.  

These exciting new events will allow kids to get a little “taste” of LKA instruction with some core cooking skills that are sure to inspire them to get more involved in the family kitchen.

The first event in Richmond, BC on April 19, 2024 is free to the public and will feature 5 stations where kids can learn safe knife cutting skills, practice sifting and measuring ingredients, explore spices and substitutions, juice and weigh fruits and even learn how to set the table for a meal. Parents can meet staff and instructors from the 5 locations in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

Unlike a Little Kitchen Academy class where students will spend 3 hours creating a recipe from scratch and then gather at the community table to enjoy it, participants in these events at IKEA will get a short preview of the type of skills taught at LKA’s longer, fully independent classes.

“We love sharing Little Kitchen Academy with the broader community as we know how life-changing the skills we teach can be for kids.  Parents tell us that their children become much more confident and independent and open to new foods including fruits and vegetables when they are involved in preparing them at Little Kitchen Academy.  We are incredibly grateful to IKEA for our relationship with us to host this event and bring LKA to more communities,” said Brian Curin, CEO/CMO and Co-Founder of Little Kitchen Academy.

Families who are interested in the IKEA Richmond event can sign up here.  If their preferred time isn’t available, they can join the waitlist to be notified about openings for this or future events.

IKEA and Little Kitchen Academy plan to host more events soon. Families who are interested in attending nearby events can sign up for the newsletter of the closest Little Kitchen Academy to find out when new events are available.

About Little Kitchen Academy

For families seeking educationally enriching activities for their children ages 3-18, Little Kitchen Academy is the leading Montessori-inspired cooking academy providing a safe and empowering environment to learn practical life skills, confidence, independence, and healthy eating habits to last a lifetime. The concept was created with the vision of becoming the global leader in teaching practical life skills and food literacy to children in order to promote a more educated, independent and healthier society. True to its mission, LKA is empowering children to make independent choices, enabling them to change their lives, and those around them. Part of that mission includes empowering students to learn how they can make the world a better place through How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy, LKA’s signature philanthropic program, supporting Crisis Text LineThe Global FoodBanking NetworkKids Help Phone, and One Tree Planted. In addition to charitable partnerships, LKA has forged strategic global brand partnerships with AeroGarden,BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorksChopValueEmecoIron Chef Cat CoraKüssi,  PRISE Inc., and Welcome Industries.  Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship venues are in Los Angeles, California, and Vancouver, B.C. 

For a taste of Little Kitchen Academy, visit or join its communities on FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube.

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