Let's Get Cooking!

Taste Buds Kitchen offers cooking classes & parties for kids, families, and adults ages 2-99.

Welcome to THE Kitchen

Kids Kitchen by day & Adult Kitchen by night

Taste Buds Kitchen is the premier culinary entertainment experience for kids, families and adults. We specialize in fresh and unique cooking classes, camps, parties & corporate events that engage and delight our guests.

Girl sautéing with olive oil at a Taste Buds Kitchen Cooking Camp
Baking class to make American flag sugar cookies at Taste Buds Kitchen



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Our Kitchen caters to all chefs, large or small

MUST DO SUMMER FuN | Ages 4-teen

Don't miss our Summer Cooking Camps!

Meet The Owner, Amanda Marijanovic


For over 20 years, I’ve built my career around storytelling and creating engaging experiences as a journalist, public relations specialist, and event producer. Opening a neighborhood cooking studio in the northern suburbs of Chicago (where I live, work and play) was a passion pivot for me. I've always been a foodie and creative home chef - I love to cook, eat and entertain. And as a mom of now twin teenage boys, I was inspired to watch their taste buds evolve over the years by exposing them to new flavors and giving them a starring role alongside me in our kitchen. I felt a welcoming culinary space designed to bring family and friends together to create good food and make lasting memories would truly fill a need in our community and I’m so proud to welcome you to our culinary studio for classes and events for all ages.

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About The Kitchen

Proudly serving Chicago's North Shore since 2017

We are located at 2521 Waukegan Road in the Bannockburn Green Shopping Center at the intersection of Waukegan & Half Day Roads. Ample parking is available. Proudly serving the communities of Bannockburn, Lincolnshire, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Northbrook, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Highwood, Riverwoods, Buffalo Grove, Mettawa and Wheeling since 2017. Each Taste Buds Kitchen Franchise is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Happy kids enjoying summer cooking camp at Taste Buds Kitchen

Kids Supporting Kids

We love to give back and are humbled to have donated & raised funds for our partner charity, Cookies for Kids Cancer, through Bake Sales in our cooking camps.