The Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut will offer kids’ summer cooking classes.

The “Cooking as a Life Skill” sessions will provide children with skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.

Two five-day sessions will be held: Aug. 8-12 and Aug. 15-19.

Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon for children aged 6 to 9 and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. for children ages 10 to 12.

Utilizing cooking as a creative outlet, children will gain an understanding of basic cooking techniques and nutrition, which can lead to a healthier and happier self.

Classes will also include safe food practices.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer children’s cooking classes in addition to our job-training program,” said Dawn Hammacott, executive director of the school.

“This summer, your child will learn delicious and fun to prepare recipes for snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert including kid-friendly, healthier versions of some of their favorites,” she said.

Tuition is $175 per child.

Early registration is encouraged due to small class size.

For more information and registration, call 203-512-5791 or visit