Our Story

A lost art

Simply put, we are passionate about children's health and wellness. Studies show that kids today who are overweight by fifth grade will most likely be obese teenagers. This goes to show that the food we eat, and lifestyle we live, can ultimately have an enormous impact on our short-term and long-term health. When we were younger, many of us were taught how to cook meals in school by taking part in home economics classes.  These classes, that taught what we consider a basic life skill, have all but disappeared.  We now live in an overly busy society that tends to resort to convenience and fast food meals that are overly processed, contain loads of additives and chemicals, and are just plain unhealthy. Preparing any kind of meal at home, let alone healthy, has become a lost art.

 

We decided to do something about it

At Palmetto Kids Cooking, our classes are designed to engage children as early as two years old. By educating our kids early on about whole foods and ingredients, we believe that we are one step ahead in fighting childhood obesity. It begins with teaching kids how to make their own healthy meals and encouraging them to eat 'real food'. Our students love to take what they learned in our classes and recreate the recipes at home with their parents. We've discovered this changes the conversations about food altogether for their families and children start holding their parents accountable. By attending our classes, children are also taught to be more aware of what foods they are putting in their bodies, and we equip them the necessary tools to make healthier choices.

 

Big, hairy, audacious goals

We understand... getting your child to eat anything 'healthy' can be a bit overwhelming. Because we are passionate about a our big, hairy, audacious goals, our instructors are up for the challenge. We believe we can change the world one child at a time. Getting kids actively involved in preparing meals is only the start. At Palmetto Kids Cooking, we are only using cooking as a tool to teach the future generations about how to better manage their health and lifestyle. Sure, we have a few tricks and hacks up our sleeves to get kids to eat green vegetables, but because we see a much bigger picture, we're not willing to give up easily.  



Palmetto Kids Cooking – Next generation STRONG!

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Kathy Trill

Owner/Instructor

The master mind

Driven to make future generations healthier by teaching kids to prepare and eat real food with real ingredients. Kathy is usually eyeball deep in the inner workings of making this company a huge success, but is often found teaching classes where her humorous (and sometimes sassy) personality make classes fun and challenging. 

 
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Steve Trill

Baker/Technical Guru

The dough whisperer

Don't let those soft brown eyes fool you, there's a fiery passion inside of this guy and we see it when he's baking or cooking in a kitchen. Steve imparts his technical skill in our classes and on our website. This gentle giant is responsible for helping our kids craft the multitude of our delicious healthy desserts.

 
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Future Instructor

 

Do you enjoy working with children of all ages? Have you dreamed about having your own television cooking show? Are you interested in making the Next Generation Strong?

We're interested in meeting you and talking about how we may be able to help each other in accomplishing some big goals.

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Testimonials

To the AMAZING women Kathy and Amy, Savannah and her guests had a blast! First Party of 2017! The food was delish and you ladies exceeded my expectations! We’re so glad you were able to host Savannah’s 9th Birthday Party!
— Shonta Hill (Parent)
Wonderful for my son. Great kids, parents, teacher & awesome healthy food! Try it:) All ages!!
— Felicia Marie Misuraca Taylor (Parent)
My 7 year old LOVED the class! She had such a good time and wants to attend another class. The black bean brownies she brought home for us to try were amazing! We will be making some new stuff at home
— Stacey Harris Weber (Parent)


 

Our Mission

The food we eat can have a huge impact on our health both short-term and long-term. Teaching kids how to make their own healthy meals encourages them to eat 'real food'.

Studies show that kids who are obese by 5th grade will most likely be obese teenagers. Healthy Hands Cooking classes are designed to engage kids as early as 2-yrs old. 

Our students are empowered to recreate the recipes at home, which changes the conversations about food altogether for their families. Students are more aware of what they are putting in their mouths, and they are making better choices as they learn to swap out sugar and choose better snacks. 

Palmetto Kids Cooking – Next generation STRONG!