The Cooking School at GCM is a place where people of all ages and skill levels can gather to learn about the art of preparing simple, delicious dishes that nourish ourselves and our community.. With cooking classes for kids, teens and adults, visitors gain hands-on experiences that focus on fresh, seasonal food and wellness. 

Located at 220 N Church St. in downtown Greensboro, inside the Greensboro Children’s Museum, The Cooking School at GCM is the perfect place to celebrate local, seasonal ingredients, share a meal with others and hone your skills. All classes are vegetable-centric, designed around the seasons.


kids cooking classes

Children, ages 6-11, are introduced to scratch cooking through hands-on instruction using local seasonal ingredients. Select programs for ages 3-5.


Iron Chef 2017 (2)

tween/teen cooking classes

Ages 11-17 can enjoy hands-on cooking instruction from our qualified chef educator. All skill levels are welcome. Dates vary.



adult cooking classes

The perfect outing for couples, friends, colleagues and more. Classes for ages 21+ are BYOB. Select adult classes are 15+. Dates vary.



family cooking classes

Held on the second Saturday of each month, family classes are a great opportunity for children and the special adult in their life to connect.


Interested in hosting a private cooking class for your upcoming special occasion? Please contact Mickey Davis at 336.574.2898 ext. 317 to schedule in advance. Please note: Due to a large amount of class offerings, your preferred date may not be available. We encourage early booking.

about the edible schoolyard

Opened to the public in 2010, The Edible Schoolyard is GCM’s half-acre urban teaching garden and classroom kitchen. Ingredients from The Edible Schoolyard are used in most classes at The Cooking School.

A national movement led by chef and food activist Alice Waters, The Edible Schoolyard philosophy continues to shine through each cooking class for kids as young as three through adulthood. The Cooking School connects people to their health, the earth, and each other to make sustainable food education available to all.

The Edible Schoolyard is a resource for families and teachers, as we offer field trips, summer camps, afterschool programming, community events and cooking classes that provide hands-on experiences with a focus on fresh, seasonal food, wellness, and outdoor play. By giving kids a greater knowledge of and connection to what they eat, we inspire them to make better choices for their health and the health of their communities.