Pizza dough, sauce, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, and basil on a table
kids' claSseS
Rainbow cake decoration

Zingerman’s BAKE! For Kids

Welcome to BAKE!, the hands-on teaching bakery at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Since 2005 we have taught our craft to home bakers, sharing Zingerman’s recipes and our baking knowledge in intimate hands-on classes led by professional bakers and instructors. Our mission is to teach the craft of baking to home bakers of all ages. Kids are especially fun to teach.

In our BAKE! kids’ classes we provide an engaging, fun, and supportive learning environment that allows children to experience the joy of baking. And, at the end of every class, children have made complete recipes to enjoy at home! Many of us at BAKE! began our love of baking when we were very young. We vividly remember the sense of discovery and feeling of accomplishment when we baked a treat and shared it with our family. We’re passionate about passing these experiences and traditions on to the next generation of bakers.

We offer classes with many different themes introducing children to the varied techniques and knowledge important to great baking. Classes are designed for different age levels and different levels of parental support. Each class description shares this important information. Check out our current class schedule. For updates on new classes as they’re added to our schedule, sign up for our email newsletter.

More Than Just Baking

A loaf of bread teaching a class

BAKE! Kids’ Classes—More Than Just Baking

Baking, it turns out, is quite the interdisciplinary activity for kids. During class, our instruction can often touch on a variety of subjects like math, chemistry, physics, world history, geography, and horticulture. Our instructors make connections between these concepts and the recipes in class. Your child enjoys creating in the context of learning about the world, and they get to eat their homework!

For homeschoolers, learning pods, and family groups, we offer private classes, in-person or virtual, that can enhance your child’s curriculum. For custom learning opportunities, please contact us.

Private classes

Celebrate With Us

What’s better than celebrating with a cake? Baking and decorating it with friends before eating it! Mark special occasions in a unique way with a private BAKE! class. Your child and their friends and siblings can come together, in-person or virtually, to make a special treat, like cookies, brownies, cupcakes, or cakes. And then comes their favorite part, decorating them.

Kids’ Summer Baking Camps

Every year we look forward to spending our summers teaching the next generation of bakers. Our week-long kids’ baking camps offer a range of options for different ages, schedules, and interests. The summer calendar is usually posted each February and sells out by spring, so don’t miss out!

Check out the camp classes

Current kids’ classes

An overhead shot of 2 calzones on a marble surface. One is cut in half, exposing the cheese filling.

Kids' Class: Calzone

Pizza is a cornerstone of the American diet, and yet so few folks actually make it at home! That’s a shame, because it’s fun to make and fun to eat. And, it comes in so many forms, like the calzone. Together, we’ll make 4 of these folded and filled pizza pockets and elevate your pizza making to a whole new level. 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home and all the calzones you made in class.

*This hands-on class is geared towards kids cooking solo, ages 12 and up, or younger kids with an adult assistant.

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual $30.00 5 spots left