The Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut will offer children 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 offered: Aug. 8 to 12 and Aug. 15 to 19. Classes will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon for children 6 to 9 and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. for children 10 to 12.

Children will gain an understanding of basic cooking techniques and nutrition, along with 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. Early registration is encouraged because class sizes are limited.

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