Best Cooking Camps

These Cooking Camps were voted the Bay Area’s 2021 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

San Francisco & Marin

Gold: Slide Ranch. Campers make fresh farm food with ingredients they collect themselves from an organic garden. Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach. 415-381-6155.

Silver: Culinary Artistas. Ghirardelli Square, 851 Beach St., San Francisco. 415-735-5234.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Taste Buds Kitchen. The mission is to create a culinary entertainment experience for kids, families and adults by engaging and delighting budding chefs in the kitchen. 2775 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650-485-2684. 1150 Foxworthy Ave., #30, San Jose. 408-784-3000.

Silver: Cucina Bambini. 1041 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. 408-564-7773. 22 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos. 408-560-9995.

Bronze: Hidden Villa. 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. 650-949-8650.

East Bay

Gold: Camp Galileo. Whipping up unique cheesecakes and popsicles were just a few of the activities offered through Galileo’s online Innovator’s Club. Online and multiple locations. 800-854-3684.

Silver: Pans On Fire. 3059 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. 925-600-7267.

Bronze: Cook! Programs. 510-726-7837.

Bronze: Spanish Academy Cooking Camp. 925-289-2352.


Gold: Junior Chef Stars. Offers cooking camps, parties, private sessions and more. 1027 Terra Nova Blvd., Pacifica. (Camps may be held at other locations.) 650-898-8742.

Gold: Taste Buds Kitchen. It has cooking camps, classes, field trips and birthday parties. 2775 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650-485-2684.

Silver: Camp Keff. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Preschool camps: 650-378-2670; other camps: 650-378-2704.