Schoolhouse Cooks! @ River Forest Kitchen

bring good food + good friends together for your special event

Party Options

From ages 4 and up we can offer a unique cooking experience for any group. 
Group size is limited to 20 guests and we can work with you to create a custom menu. Below are some menu ideas that we suggest!

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Kids love to cook with us! Your child and his/ her friends will make great memories (and food!) at their Schoolhouse Cooks! birthday party at River Forest Kitchen. Guests are greeted with chef aprons and are welcomed into a bright, modern, professional kitchen (for older kids) or our Young Chef's Kitchen where they will be guided through 1.5 hours of food making fun. Each party ends with the "Happy Birthday" grand finale and homemade cupcakes that the kids decorated by themselves. 
Additional food and drink may also be brought in for adult guests. 
Natural and organic ingredients are used throughout our programming. It's all about GOOD food!


All themed children parties start at $375 for 15 children (which includes the birthday boy/girl). For each additional child it is $15 to a maximum of 20 children. Each party includes an appetizer, main course, dessert and drink. The birthday boy/girl will receive a cloth apron which all the attendees will get to sign.  

PIZZA PARTY! (Ages 4+)

Making pizza from scratch is super fun! The kids will roll out the dough and top their very own personal pizzas. They will also make fruit-kabobs and decorate their own homemade cupcake.

PASTA PARTY! (Ages 6+)

Handmade pasta is a blast with kids of all ages! Kids will make dough from scratch and roll and cut beautiful ribbons of fettuccine using old fashioned pasta machines.  They will also make fruit kebabs and grate parmesan cheese for their meal. For dessert the kids will decorate a delicious homemade cupcake.

FIESTA! (Ages 6+)

Favorite Mexican dishes are the star of this hands-on cooking class. The kids will make homemade tortillas for quesadillas and mash up avocados for fresh guacamole. They'll make a zesty salsa to top their creations.  For dessert, kids will decorate a fresh baked cupcake.

YOU GLOW!  (Ages 8+)

In this hands on party, friends learn the importance of self care
and how to make lip balm, body butter, a sugar scrub, bath bombs
and more.  Guests go home with recipes and their own creations
that they can personalize with essential oils and their own labels.

Party goers enjoy snacks and fresh fruit smoothies while they work.
Body care ingredients are natural and safe for young people to work with.

Best for ages 8+  $375 for 10 children (which includes the birthday boy/girl).
For each additional child $15 with a maximum of 20 people.


Kids love our little greenhouse filled with plants and projects.  This party is all about growing and the kids will decorate flowers pots and fill them with their own choice of veggie. They will visit with the Schoolhouse chickens, Sunshine and Nightie, and make seed bombs. Hummus, pita and seasonal veggies, fruit kebabs will be served and they will end the party with a visit from our worm bin and make "Worm Bin Cupcakes" for their birthday party treat. (if the greenhouse is to warm, we will move the party to our indoor classroom and visit the greenhouse.)
Best for ages 5+  $375 for 15 children (which includes the birthday boy/girl).
For each additional child $15 with a maximum of 20 people.

Pajama Party (Ages 5+)

Rise + Shine! It's time to celebrate a special birthday with a morning of cooking fun. 
Party guests will make Blue Sky Bran Muffins with Mixed Berries, Fruit Smoothies, Fruit Kebabs and Scrambled Eggs (from our flock of chickens!). We'll visit the chickens, Nightie and Sunshine to greet them good morning and then start cooking. This fun party ends with "Happy Birthday" muffins and a delicious breakfast. 
Best for ages 5+  $375 for 15 children (which includes the birthday boy/girl).
For each additional child $15 with a maximum of 20 people.


Our team is happy to work with you to create a custom menu for your guests. From making homemade jam and pickles, sushi, a full dinner and more! Let's get creative and have some fun in the kitchen. Costs vary according to menu and size of group. 


Party Goers Feedback

Mathew did an awesome job today! The girls had a blast and the whole concept is beyond cute. At one point my daughter said " Are you kidding? Now we are making fizzy drinks?!  This party can't even get more fun!" 

Sugar Beet Schoolhouse Menu
If you'd like us to provide snacks for adults joining your party:

(Serves 10 adults)                                      
Hummus/Crudite Platter $14                   
Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Dip $20                 
Bagels & Cream Cheese $20                      
Adult Pizza's $15
Chips and Salsa $10
Meatballs $30
Cupcakes for Adults $1.50

Coffee $15
Iced Coffee $15
Iced Tea $15
Assorted soda/sparkling water $15

Goodie Bags for young chefs

OPTION #1 - $5 each

Special treats to remind your guest what a good time they had in the kitchen!

OPTION #2 - $10 each

Special treats + Tater Tats foodie tattoos for your guests to enjoy after the party is over. 

OPTION #3 - $20 each

Chef apron, treats + Tater Tats for guests to take to their own home kitchen for a future of good cooking!

*Contents of goodie bags are subject to change if items are not in stock. They will be replaced with something comparable.


Payment & Refund Policy

A 50% deposit is due at the time of reserving the date. The remaining amount and any additional charges are due at the time of the actual party. If the party is cancelled with more than 30 days notice, then we will refund the deposit minus a $50.00 administrative fee. If the party is cancelled with less than 30 days notice, then we keep the deposit, as it is most likely we turned away other business by reserving the date for you.


SUGAR BEET SCHOOLHOUSE is a culinary co-working space for professional chefs, budding food entrepreneurs and is home of Schoolhouse Cooks! cooking classes and events. It's a bright and modern 2500 square foot space with a 600 square foot kitchen  and a Young Chef's Kitchen with ample room for our guests to explore classic culinary techniques.  There is convenient parking along Ashland. 


Contact Us!

Contact us by emailing Cheryl Munoz

We look forward to celebrating a birthday with you!