Sushi, tacos and cacio e pepe are part of the curriculum at Cincinnati Museum Center

Registration open for spring programs in the Cr(eat)e Culinary Studio

CINCINNATI - After a sold-out inaugural slate of food science programs, Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is releasing their spring schedule for aspiring young chefs. In the spring programs, the museum’s Cr(eat)e Culinary Studio featuring the Kroger Food Lab will walk culinary superstars and microwave misfits alike through classic recipes like omelets, tacos and pizza, as well as more complex recipes including crepes, sushi and cacio e pepe. Registration for the programs opens Friday, January 19.

The Cr(eat)e Culinary Studio is a versatile programming space outfitted with ovens, ranges, blenders and more. The kitchen becomes a laboratory as you explore the science behind cooking, the chemical reactions that change flavor and textures and the tactile motor skills that make it all possible. But the Cr(eat)e Culinary Studio is not just about science, it’s also an entry point to our region’s history, food community and world cultures.

Programs are available for kids to cook alone and to cook alongside an adult. Each program invites you to prep and cook your way through classic and experimental recipes while exploring the science and history behind them.

Science by the Bite: Homeschool Cooking Club – Ages 7 to 14
Member $25 per program
Non-Member $30 per program

Omelets – February 15
Break out your eggs and ready your toppings for this timeless breakfast classic. Learn to denature proteins and cr(eat)e the classic French trifold omelet.

Crepes – February 29
Travel back in time to 13th century France to recr(eat)e this breakfast hallmark with fruit and toppings.

Sushi – March 7
Slice and roll your way into a veggie-forward classic. Learn classic sushi roll techniques and the science behind sticky rice.

Quesadillas – April 4
Learn the chemistry of the Millard reactions that drive our favorite foods as you cook up a classic snack.

Taco Thursday – April 25
Explore the ingenuity of one of the world’s most famous portable foods.

Junior Chefs – Parents and children cooking together
Member $85 per program
Non-Member $100 per program

Pizza – February 3
Prepare to knead, rest and bake your way through this recipe with a delicious from-scratch sauce and dough.

Red Beans and Rice – February 10
Learn to make a soulful classic with all the love and spices you can handle, just in time for Mardi Gras.

Junior Chefs featuring Al’s Delicious Popcorn – March 2
Join Chef Jaylen of Al’s Delicious Popcorn to discover the science of how flavors are developed while using your flavor palates to cr(eat)e your own flavor of popcorn. Will it be sweet, savory, spicy, umami, bitter or some combination?

Cacio e Pepe – April 20
Make homemade pasta and combine the simplest ingredients of cheese and pepper to cr(eat)e a famous Roman dish.

Roman Meatball Sub – May 11
Grab your time machine and investigate the ancient Roman “hero” of your tastebuds.

Dulcia Piperata Honey Cake – May 25
Ancient Romans were fans of many sweet treats, but cake was one of their favorites. Bake up a classic and get a taste of ancient history.

Learn more about upcoming programs and register online at

The Cr(eat)e Culinary Studio featuring the Kroger Food Lab is made possible through CMC’s $112 million Champion More Curiosity campaign.

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About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution housed in a National Historic Landmark. CMC is a vital community resource that sparks curiosity, inspiration, epiphany and dialogue. CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012, one of a select few museums in the nation to receive both honors. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History MuseumMuseum of Natural History & ScienceThe Children’s MuseumRobert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® TheaterCincinnati History Library and Archives and the Geier Collections and Research Center. Housed in historic Union Terminal – a National Historic Landmark restored in 2018 and recognized as the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects – CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually, making it one of the most visited museums in the country. For more information, visit