One of the most rewarding parts of running La Toque de Cindy is the words of flattery I receive from customers.   I thought I’d give you a peek into what they had to say.

My 6 year old twin boys attended Easy Peasy Cooking Camp and they really enjoyed it! I am actually surprised by how much they learned and remembered.  They have tried out a few recipes at home and were confident enough to make them on their own (french fries and hummus).  The class was age appropriate and I liked that there was a very small teacher to student ratio.  They are excited to attend again next summer! Yelp July 2022

Cindy organized a “1 michelin star” meal for our son birthday (8 kids total). she managed to build a creative menu (inspired from popular 3 star restaurants) and the kids loved it. Cindy (and Amy) thought the kids how to cook and present. They had lunch together eating their own food. that was an amazing experience for all of them and I strongly recommend chef Cindy’s cooking lessons.  Yelp, February 2023

We recently had my kid’s 8th birthday party at Cindy’s Culinary experiences. My kid loves cooking and wanted a “cooking party”. Cindy’s location was perfect and all the kids had a blast! It was so much fun for everyone. From the first email till the party day, Cindy was excellent in communicating with me and accommodating my requests. On the day, Cindy and her wonderful helper Amy connected and engaged kids wonderfully! I loved the place and I think it is a great choice for birthday parties for any kid that wants to explore cooking. yelp March, 2023

This camp was amazing. My daughter enjoyed everything they made. We were very surprised that she was taught very advanced techniques (ganache, mirror cakes. July, 2022

Chef Cindy’s recipes and techniques were amazing. It cannot be easy teaching cooking classes virtually, but my daughter and myself learned tons! Chef Cindy is also accomidating, if you ask her to repeat, change an ingredient, or explain; she will. Thank you for all you taught Taylor and I!” August, 2020

My 11 year old had a great experience. He was lucky to be the only person in the class so I can’t speak how to a large class would work, but everything worked great for us. Got the recipe, we missed an ingredient but the teacher was able to make a substitution, and the dish was delicious! ” August, 2020

“The instructor was great and my kiddo was engaged the entire time. The recipe turned out great.” from June, 2020

My 11-year-old son just loved cooking with Cindy and the kids. I think he would do this camp all summer if it weren’t for the fact that there are a few other camps that he doesn’t want to give up. My husband I were saying that we should send him all summer because then we’d have gourmet lunches brought home to us each day. He made one of the recipes for us before the week even ended, and is excited to do all the rest again. Thank you for a great week! Bryna 2019

Cindy’s cooking class is a fantastic antidote for summer vacation “what-to-do”.  Our fifth grader enjoyed the process of making beautiful, nutritious and tasty dishes with her peers and Chef Cindy.  Chef Cindy teaches using a fun collaborative process.  One of the best parts of the camp is the awareness of the pleasure of creating good food with others.  The class cooks with high quality, fresh ingredients — some of them so fresh that the kids had to pick from the garden.   We loved everything that our little chef brought home for tasting.  JT 2019

Cindy hosted a wonderful 8th birthday party for my daughter and her friends – they had an amazing time and it was so easy and painless for me from start to finish. Cindy was so great about talking with me about the menu and adjusting it for my daughter’s picky taste – the kids made pizza, fruit dip (with fruit they got to pick from Cindy’s garden!) and chocolate cupcakes. Towards the end of the party, where the parents came to enjoy all the goodies the kids had cooked, everyone oohed and aahed over how delicious the food was! Cindy uses really high quality ingredients and the food was amazing! Everything was effortless (for me) and incredibly fun for the kids – a perfect party!  Wendy

My daughter has taken cooking classes with Chef Cindy for the past two summers. Each session she has came away with new skills and greater confidence as a budding chef. My daughter takes the techniques she has learned with Cindy and applies them to her own recipes. Cindy keeps the classes small with a high instructor/student ratio, usually Cindy has another adult assisting, plus former alumni who come to provide extra support. We are looking forward to more classes next summer with Cindy.  Dennis and Kelly

My son woke up really early today and made chocolate brownies to celebrate Father’s Day!  He loved your Chocolate Champions camp! He brought delicious treats every day to share with us.  Now I know why he specifically asked daddy everyday which one he liked the most 🙂 It was a nice surprise and daddy said it will be one of the most memorable Father’s Days ❤️ To me, I was very impressed with his presentation of the food and the kitchen was all cleaned up. And, last but not least, the brownies are delicious and warm!! We enjoyed it as a family. Thank you, Chef Cindy, for offering such a great cooking experience for kids!!  Warmly, Yan

Thank you for a GREAT experience doing the Chili Cookoff!  My daughter got inspired afterwards to make brownie cupcakes (from brownie mix and doctoring it) and then the next day graduated, on her own, to opening up Joy of Cooking for scratch cupcake recipe and another cookbook for a butter cream icing recipe.  She then did the work on her own other than asking what THE Baking Powder container would look like… she proudly wore her Chili Cook Off apron while cooking away.  She came up with her own strawberry filling as well.  You kicked off independence and creativity!!  Also, experimentation!  The butter cream icing also resulted in learning to re-read directions to get the order of things right… butter went in too early…   Gabriell

“Riley and Chloe both loved the camp and we were thrilled with the leftovers!  The girls are excited to teach us how to make some of the recipes from the camp.  They can’t wait to try out the recipes again!” Donna

“I’m no expert, but the kids try recipes again at home and improvise– really fun to watch them focus and stretch!” Yeuen

“There’s no way Jonathan is going to miss your class, as he’s been waiting for it the whole summer.  Going through the recipes, I was very impressed with how awesome they are, and I’m sure Jonathan is up for a treat. ” Dror

“Andrew loved the class and the sliders. I’m looking forward to testing at home all of the great recipes he’s making with you. He doesn’t love brussel sprouts, but his older siblings and the rest of our family are big fans. Hopefully he’ll be willing to try the brussel sprouts that you make with him. We’re trying to expand his repertoire!” Lisa

“Thanks for camp!  I’m grateful that Carson is expanding his palate…and having fun.” Tricia

“Theo really enjoyed the camp – he overcame his fear of Bunsen burners (!) and was really proud of the food he made.  Thank you for a great experience!” Holly

“ Hannah had a great time at your camp.  She will be interested in this next year as well.  She shared some of her chocolates with my friends which made her feel so proud!” Pattie

“My son took the Best of NY Times camp last week and loved it!  He said he learned a lot and everything tasted really good.  One day he asked to stop at the store on the way home so he could buy the ingredients for strawberry fool and he made it for us (told me I had to get the NYT cooking app!).  It was delicious and he narrated each step for me to learn.  Some days he brought home leftovers and plated them beautifully for us.  We’re now on vacation and went to a great restaurant that he appreciated very much with the exception of a cabbage slaw that he felt had a little too much cumin (food critic!).”  Sarah

My son absolutely loved the camp!  He brought home delicious goodies every day — which he was very proud of — and was inspired to keep cooking after he got home.  He made home made pasta for us last night and chocolate cupcakes today.  The teachers were caring and well-organized and obviously professionals.  – Suzan

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