This hands-on program for young chefs in grades K through 5 will teach children cooking can be creative, full of discovery, and a whole lot of fun! Our chefs will learn about kitchen safety and cooking tips while preparing recipes they can enjoy at class or bring home. At the end of the session chefs take home their very own cookbook with recipes taught in class.
  • Location: Berlin YMCA, 362 Main Street, Berlin
  • Fall I: September 11 - October 9, 2018
  • Fall II: October 16 - November 13, 2018
  • Time: Tuesdays 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
  • Full Member: $25
  • Program Member: $35
  • Non Member:$45


(AGES 12 +) This five week program for teen chefs offers a hands on fun and creative cooking and baking experience.

  • Fall I: September 10 – October 8, 2018
  • Fall II: October 29 – November 26, 2018
  • Day/time: Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Meriden YMCA Arts Center
  • Full Member Fee: $34* Program Member Fee: $64*


Get some friends together for a fun night out and learn to cook delicious paleo dishes! BYOB. One night is one session. BYOB. Check our session dates that best suit your needs. 6 person minimum.

  • Session 1: September 22, 2018
  • Session 2: October 25, 2018 
  • Session 3: November 29, 2018 
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Session Fee: $20 per person
  • Location: Meriden YMCA kitchen, lower level of Meriden YMCA Arts Center, 14-16 West Main Street in Meriden. Parking is in lot behind the building or in lot across from Senior Center.

"We had a great time! I came away with a better idea of what Paleo cooking is…and that’s what I was hoping for! Thanks for the recipes!" - Lori


We can accommodate any group—make it a girl’s night out, date night, Dad’s only—you choose. $300 for up to 10 people (minimum 4). For more information contact Carrie at 203-235-6386 ext. 18.

For more information about our Paleo or Cooking Party programs please call us at 203-235-6386 or email


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