We are so very excited to be spending this summer in Tirana, Albania,

and we’d like to invite you to join us!!!

I’m Karen Ricks, Head Chef here at Our Kitchen Classroom.

I love good food and I love to cook!

Even more than that, I am a teacher at heart. I LOVE the excitement and empowerment I see in my students’ faces when they discover that they can make, create, and do for themselves!!!

Our Little Sous at the Stove
Our Little Sous sautees onions in our school kitchen in Japan.


This isn’t just true of the preschool- and elementary school-aged children that I’ve taught in Montessori and other learning environments all over the world for the last 22 years. This is also true of adults, too!

After spending so many years in the classroom, I realized that my greatest joy comes in using the Montessori principles with which I was trained to teach parents how to cook with their children, and to teach people of all ages how and why to cook for themselves.

Handmade Pasta Workshop
Teaching a pasta-making workshop at a castle in Tuscany, Italy


I wrote ‘The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Children’ in order to share some of the stories and recipes that we created with the students and families at our international Montessori school in Japan during the 10 years that we lived and worked there. Now, I want to walk you through this process that we spent countless hours honing and perfecting.

This summer, Our Kitchen Classroom is the place to come and hang out to get away from the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced, fast-food world, so you can slow down and savor all the richness that life has to offer.


This SIZZLING SUMMER WORKSHOP is for you if you want . . .

— to spend quality time with your children AND want to nourish them, body and soul.

— your children to develop the practical skills of food preparation that they need for independent living.

— your children to know that learning can be fun and exciting.

— to share that joy with your children–in the kitchen, and everywhere else in life!

Peeling Shrimp Together
Our Little Sous and I peel and clean shrimp in Australia.


Join me for Our Kitchen Classroom’s Sizzling Summer Workshop–from ANYWHERE in the world!!!

Here’s what you receive in this dynamic, family-friendly experience:

— A copy of my latest book, ‘The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Children’ ($24.99 Value)

— 8 weekly cooking classes with me, where we’ll cook through the core principles and the delicious recipes from my book ($1199 Value)

— Access to me in the exclusive Sizzling Summer Workshop private Facebook group, where you can ask questions, receive support, and share your experiences ($799 Value)

— Behind-the-scenes look at the Albanian food culture and why this is such a great family-friendly destination ($399 Value)

Total Value: $2421.99

Option #1: Pay in full $197

Pay in full bonus: A private cooking class with me! ($499 Value)

Option #2: Pay 2 payments of $129


Come  PLAY  with us in Albania–from wherever you are in the world!!!

We start August 6th.

Head Chef Karen Ricks
Karen Ricks, Head Chef of Our Kitchen Classroom, in Tirana, Albania

We are going to have so much fun PLAYING together in the kitchen this summer!!!

Click here to join right away and get your amazing BONUS now!