Playful Chef!

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Real Cooking for Kids!

Would you like your kids to appreciate good food and form healthy, lifelong eating habits? Playful Chef teaches children, and the adults who love them, how to roll up their sleeves and engage in fun cooking adventures together.

Playful Chef has designed cooking kits for kids ages 3-12 that tap into your child’s eagerness to help in the kitchen at an early age. We will outfit you with the nutritional know-how, tools of the trade, and fun food facts you will need to get your little one cooking! Playful Chef products are available exclusively at — Brainy Toys for Kids of All Ages!

Playful Chef Deluxe Cooking Sets

Playful Chef Deluxe Cooking Set with Red Apron

Deluxe Cooking Set with Red Apron — SHOP NOW

Ages 3 to 6


Playful Chef Deluxe Cooking Set with Blue Apron

Deluxe Cooking Set with Blue Apron — SHOP NOW

Ages 6 and up


Playful Chef Cookbook

Playful Chef Cookbook

Playful Chef Cookbook — SHOP NOW

Ages 3 and up


Playful Chef Baking Sets

Playful Chef Baking Set with Pink Apron

Baking Set with Pink Apron — SHOP NOW

Ages 5 and up


Playful Chef Baking Set with Red Apron

Baking Set with Red Apron — SHOP NOW

Ages 5 and up


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About Playful Chef

Playful Chef was founded in 2005 in San Francisco, CA by Lisa Ligon, a former high tech sales executive who decided that pursuing the mission of Playful Chef was much more exciting than selling semiconductors. The idea for developing kid’s cooking kits that incorporate life learning lessons came from teaching culinary education classes as a volunteer to 100+ students. It was an incredibly rewarding experience that sparked the passion and creativity needed to create a phenomenal line of kid’s cooking products.

Playful Chef’s mission is to provide an integrated educational culinary experience that supports parent’s aspirations to teach their kids invaluable cooking skills and healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime!

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Why Playful Chef?

The kitchen is the new playground. Our healthy and tasty recipes are a fun and rewarding way to teach your kids important life skills:

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Playful Family Time

Siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents alike can connect through cooking.

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Sharing is Caring

Food tastes more delicious when shared.

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Following Directions

Your kids will learn how to easily measure ingredients using color coded cups and spoons and follow step-by-step instructions to cook only healthy and tasty food.

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Math and Science

Introduce your kids to basic fractions as they measure and mix ingredients. Cooking ingredients is a tangible demonstration for your kids to learn basic science concepts.

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Kitchen Safety

Teach your kids what’s OK and NOT OK to touch in the “kid area” of your kitchen.

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About MindWare

MindWare is the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Playful Chef products. Since 1997, their mission has been to market brainy toys to kids of all ages, all over the globe. LEARN MORE.


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