Cooking for All Ages

Welcome to America’s Test Kitchen Kids! Our mission is to build a new generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters. We help young chefs understand the how’s and why’s of food and cooking through our:

With help from our 15,000+ at-home kid recipe testers, our kid-tested, kid-approved recipes and hands-on STEAM activities will inspire quality time together as well as a lifetime of tasty cooking.

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Science Cookbook
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Molly Birnbaum


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chefs’ clubs boxes

The best cooking club for kids. Delivered.

Kid-tested, kid-approved monthly boxes designed to spark your child’s curiosity about food and cooking!

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recipes & activities for kids

A library of kid-tested, kid-approved recipes, activities, quizzes, and more for ages 5 and up.

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mystery recipe podcast

Where food meets fun, three times a week

In this new podcast from America’s Test Kitchen Kids, kids AND their grown-ups will uncover the fun, fantastical, and fascinating sides of food.

Each ingredient-themed episode builds to a grand finale: a mystery recipe cook-along. Get excited about cooking (and eating) by digging into the deliciously silly and unexpectedly educational.

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about us

About Us

Our mission is to build a new generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters. We encourage kids to take risks, embrace and learn from failure, and develop a healthy and positive relationship with food.

Our Commitment

At America’s Test Kitchen Kids, we are committed to actively practicing antiracism. We include a diverse group of children in our books, on our website, and in our group of at-home recipe testers (which we are always trying to expand). We design our recipes to be safe and accessible for young chefs, and we feature recipes from many different cultures. We want all children to feel seen and heard when engaging with our recipes and hands-on activities. We know we have work to do in this area and we are listening.

meet the team

We are a group of editors, educators, and cooks applying America’s Test Kitchen’s scientific know-how and rigorous testing to create meaningful learning experiences for children.

  • Cast member Jack Bishop Chief Creative Officer
  • Cast member Molly Birnbaum Editor in Chief
  • Cast member Suzannah McFerran Executive Food Editor
  • Cast member Kristin Sargianis Deputy Editor, Education
  • Cast member Afton Cyrus Senior Editor
  • Cast member Ali Velez Alderfer Senior Editor
  • Cast member Andrea Wawrzyn Test Cook
  • Cast member Cassandra Loftlin Test Cook
  • Cast member Katy O’Hara Assistant Editor
  • Cast member Tess Berger Assistant Editor
  • Cast member Gabi Homonoff Associate Art Director
  • Cast member Sally Calame Director of Marketing
  • Cast member Mykim Dang Executive Producer, Video
  • Cast member Kelsey Hopper Digital Marketing Manager
  • Cast member Chad Chenail Producer, Podcasts

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