Top Tips for Cooking With Children

World-renowned chef and Electrolux Cooking Ambassador, Tetsuya Wakuda, is passionate about developing the talents of the next generation of young chefs, encouraging children to get involved in the kitchen and extend their cooking skills.

“It’s important to support the enthusiasm our budding young chefs are showing towards food and cooking. Giving passionate young foodies the chance to cook more complex dishes allows them to advance their creativity and gives them a sense of achievement.”
Here are Tetsuya’s tips for cooking with children:

1. Keep it Simple

If a child is learning to cook, keep it simple. As they progress, give them new recipes to ensure they continue developing their skills and expertise.

2. Understand Ingredients

Help children understand different ingredients, where they come from and why they are used.

3. Encouragement

Encourage children to try different foods from an early age to develop their palates.

4. Use Approproate Appliances

Electrolux Induction Cooktops are great for cooking with children because there is no open flame and as the surface heats the pan rather than the surface area, it is cool to touch, reducing the risk of burnt fingers.

5. Supervision

No matter what their skill level, supervision is a must. Be aware of what your children are doing at all times.

For children who are eager to help but are still learning the basics of cooking, Tetsuya’s scrambled eggs with ricotta & creamed corn recipe is a simple dish, perfect for spoiling the family.

If your child is more ambitious when it comes to cooking, why not try Tetsuya’s delicious twice-cooked chicken with bread sauce. This is a perfect recipe for strengthening the skills of any mini masterchef, while also treating the family to a restaurant quality meal at home.

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