Our mission is to build a new generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters. Every month, kids ages 5 to 13 receive a themed box that includes: kid-tested and kid-approved recipes, engaging hands-on activities and experiments, creative projects and games, a shopping list, plus useful, unique, and fun physical items.
Q: Is this box vegetarian Asked by Radhika P., October 2020
If you join the club in October your first box will include 5 recipes in the Spices box. Of the 5 recipes 4 of them are vegetarian friendly including: Chana Masala, Spice-Roasted Carrots, Spice Cake, and Sprinkling Spices. The Chicken Fajitas recipe could be adapted for non-meat eaters.
Q: Does this box come with ingredients for the the recipesAsked by Radhika P., October 2020
Boxes do not come with ingredients for the recipes, but include a useful tool and/or ingredient (spice blend, sprinkles etc.) each month.
This was fun and exactly as described in the listing. We received a list of kid-friendly recipes all focused on making various types of pizza. I was very happy this box included cooking activities that did not just involve baking sweets (although I know they will have that too in a future shipment). There was also a game for the kiddos, stickers, a utensil needed to make everything, and shopping list. Our kids loved the shopping list and took it with them through the store to make sure they got all of their ingredients to make their chosen recipe. My kids stayed engaged through the experience and enjoyed the various aspects (choosing the recipe, going to the store to shop for the ingredients, and then putting it all together!). Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to make all aspects of cooking fun with kids.
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Initial gift was very late due to the holiday delays, but I have reached out to seller twice and never received a response. Then I discovered I was charged for the second shipment that was not sent and I did not want sent. After waiting a week I contacted Cratejoy support directly to escalate, being very clear that I wanted a refund, but within an hour received shipment notifications and my support ticket was marked resolved. Response time was greatly improved but clearly they did not read my messages properly.
Waste of money! Don't buy it. I asked for my money back and they refused!
Not at all what I thought it would be
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In this Young Chefs' Club box kids will discover the power of the ocean! Recipes include Vegetarian Sushi (mat is included in the box!), Fish Tacos (kids choice, salmon or cod) topped with a creamy cilantro sauce, One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp Pasta, and Salted Butterscotch Milkshakes. Plus, kids will make their own salt in our activity about taking the salt out of salt water. Then, they can play our Seafood Feast card game and make maki with our sushi roll challenge!
Welcome to our Pie box! Kids will get 4 recipes including a Double-crusted Blueberry Pie, Cheesy Summer Vegetable Galette, and Chocolate Cream Pie. Plus, of course, a recipe for Pie Dough, a pie server, and technique cards to help you roll and crimp and cut and blind bake. Explore the sweet science of pie fillings with a simple, edible experiment. Next, play Truth or Pie. And then explore creamy, cold ideas for this month’s Make It Your Way Challenge: Ice Cream Pie!
This month we’re celebrating the artistic side of cooking! Kids will get 7 recipes including: Simple Seared Chicken Breasts, Fish in Foil, Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, bright-green Scallion-Parsley Sauce, Double-Chocolate Sheet Cake, Raspberry-Lime Coulis, and White Chocolate Sauce. Plus kids can explore the magic of tie-dye using edible ingredients and the cotton cloth. Then they can practice drawing food with our How to Draw: Food Edition poster!
In our Young Chefs’ Club Fruit box, cook your way through all kinds of different fruits (including: Summer Berry Jam, Skillet Stone Fruit Crisp, Lemon Posset, Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Chunky Guacamole). Kids will learn about the science of maceration with a “berry” juicy experiment and can play play our Fruit Face Off game. Plus, a kid-friendly rubber spatula for your young chef to use in the kitchen, sticker sheet, and achievement button!
In this box, kid can make a whole bunch of different burgers. Start with Cheeseburger Sliders à la White Castle! Move on to Juicy Turkey Burgers, which are flavorful and moist. Finally, our meat-free Spiced Chickpea Burgers! Kids will learn how to make DIY Ketchup (and use a mini whisk included in the box!), and kids can be their own burger scientist and conduct a blind taste test with different brands of ketchup, plus play our superfun burger-inspired card game!
In the April edition of the Young Chefs’ Club box, we are tackling ALL five of the senses. Your young chef will use their ears to make Stovetop Popcorn and their nose as they brown the butter for Browned Butter Blondies. Then, they’ll activate their sense of touch when eating Spicy Noodles with Pork and Sichuan Peppercorns—Sichuan peppercorns (included in the box) make your mouth feel buzzy and slightly tingly.
In the March edition of the club, we’re taking kids on a road trip across the US . . . through food. Young chefs can learn about the egg cream from New York, and use the special egg-cream spoon to mix it up. They can bake a key lime pie from Florida and juice their limes with the citrus reamer. Kids can whip up breakfast tacos like you’d find in Texas, make slow-roasted salmon from the Pacific Northwest, and cook Chicago, Illinois’s iconic deep-dish pizza.
The February edition of the Young Chefs’ Club brings the diner experience right to your home. Your young chef can make their own diner breakfast featuring lemony, fluffy flapjacks. They can pair their flapjacks with DIY Breakfast Sausage for a match made in diner heaven, or use the sausage patties to make Breakfast Sandwiches. Kids can round out the meal with a glass of fresh-squeeze orange juice! Kids can also explore the science of eggs with one very eggy eggsperiment!
In the January edition of the club explore four very different dumplings from around the world! Recipes include: Chinese guotie, also known as pot stickers, filled with pork (or tofu) and veggies; Argentinian empanadas de pollo (hand pies filled with savory chicken); and sweet empanadas with pineapple and coconut from Mexico; and potato-and-cheese-filled pierogi from Poland (via Pittsburgh). Biscuit cutters and wooden rolling pin included, plus a special fold-out poster!
Bring the doughy, cheesy, saucy, and melty world of pizza into your kitchen with our PIZZA box! Kids can make a few different yet equally delicious types of pizza including Thin-Crust Pizza (with their own Pizza Dough and Easy Pizza Sauce), Tear-and-Share Pepperoni Pizza Rolls, and French Bread Pizza! Plus they can explore the science of pizza dough in a fun experiment, make some art (yes, Pizza Art!), and play the pizza-party classic: Pin the Topping on the Pizza.
Introduce kids to the wide world of spices with the Young Chefs' Club! Sign up for the club in October to make this your young chefs first box in November! Kids will explore the scented science of spices with an experiment all about blooming and learn about the history of spices—and some spicy facts—in a fold-out poster. Get 5 recipes all filled with flavor, but no spicy heat in our Spices Young Chefs' Club box.
There are so many different types of noodles and so many ways to cook them . . . the pastabilities are endless. The October edition of the Young Chefs’ Club is full of recipes and activities—and even a pastatively delightful board game—that explore the wide world of noodles. Kids can make their own Fresh Pasta (no pasta machine required!), play a round of Noodles and Ladders, and explore the salty science of cooking pasta with an edible experiment.