July 16: National Personal Chef Day

Kick back and let your kids do the cooking.

We don’t know about you, but if we ever got rich, we’d hire a personal chef post-haste. Even if that’s a dream that never comes true, on this holiday you can live like you’ve got a personal chef by hiring your kids to do the cooking.

Personal Kid Chef Activity

Your kids get to play chef by taking your order from cute printable menus and whipping up your treat in the kitchen.

Kid Chef Recipes

Your kids can become chefs with these no-cook, no-sharp-knife recipes.

Banana Caterpillar

  1. Peel banana and use a butter knife to slice it into circles.

  2. Use peanut butter to “glue” the banana back together.

  3. Add raisins for eyes.

  4. Optional: Stick pretzels sticks between banana sections for some creepy legs.

Apple Turtle

  1. Push five toothpicks into five the apple (two for feet, two for arms and one for the head).

  2. Press grapes onto the toothpicks.

  3. Cut a raisin in half with a butter knife and attach the sticky sides to the head as eyes.

Owl Sandwich

  1. Spread peanut butter on an English muffin or bagel.

  2. Use a butter knife to slice a banana into circles and place two on the muffin as eyes.

  3. Place two blueberries on the bananas for pupils.

  4. Use a butter knife to slice a strawberry into thirds.

  5. Place two slices below the bananas for wings.

  6. Use a butter knife to cut the third strawberry into a beak shape.

  7. Place the “beak” between the banana eyes.

To swankify your personal chef experience, print out this Personal Chef menu (because what kid doesn’t love menus?) Let your kid fill in his/her name and add any of their own cooking specialties to the menu.