Free Toddler Cooking Class in Queens

If you have a 2-3 year old who is fascinated by all things food, and especially cooking, you’re in for a real treat. This Sunday, April 22, Stacey Ornstein of Allergic to Salad will be teaching a FREE toddler cooking class! Read on to find out more!

Stacy started Allergic to Salad as a way to post some of the things she’s experienced through her work with NYC public school kids at an after school cooking club that she teaches. She has extensive experience in recipe development , and also teaches adults in pop up locations all over Queens.

Sunday’s class is sure to be a fun one, with her students learning how to make homemade pasta. It’s a great way to encourage a passion for food in your kids, both preparing and eating it, while explaining the importance of healthy eating and living.

Want to sign your toddler up? Email AllergicToSalad@gmail.com and you’ll receive location details. It is not a drop off class – you must stay with your child for the duration. Plus, you can take pictures of your little chef learning the ropes!

You may be wondering just how she can offer free cooking classes. Her classes are funded through tax deductible donations. For the month of April, any donation (up to $200) will be matched through the Greening Western Queens – ioby (in our backyards) partnership. To help fund another 3 free cooking classes for kids, and 1 for adults, visit Donate to Allergic to Salad.


If your child has allergies or special food needs, you should know that classes are nut-free and vegetarian-friendly. Gluten is used in this class, and dairy is optional.

When: Sunday, April 22, 10am – 11:30am

Where: Astoria (you’ll find out the specific location once you register for the class)

Ages: 2-3 (have a 4 year old who’d love to participate? Email allergictosalad@gmail.com and they will be placed on a waiting list, as priority is given to 2-3 year olds. If space is available, you’ll be notified by this Thursday)