Culinary School

In addition to our entertainment value, we bring excellence in promoting health, good food and quality family time in the kitchen. We help parents and children come together in the kitchen and share quality time and fun. In the shows and our classes, the children prepare food worthy of leading Beverly Hills restaurants. And when children cook the best food with a top chef, they learn not just about food, but also geography, history, chemistry, languages. Most of all, they learn valuable life skills: how to eat, how to fend for themselves in the kitchen and how to make healthy choices.


Piccolo Chef is committed to promoting and teaching moms and their kids how to cook and eat in a fun AND healthy way. We believe that wonderful foods do not come out of boxes and microwave ovens. We believe your family can eat healthy meals crafted quickly, simply and on a budget. We believe that our kitchens are magical places where the entire family will discover the power in quality, organic ingredients and delicious recipes – all mixed together and cooked with the warmth of love.


The kitchen is where the hearth and heart is… It is where we talk about our days, remember our past, dream of our future and share time with the people we cherish. That is Piccolo Chef. An innovative school. A family experience. A recipe for health, laughter and delicious meal-times.


So please join us at Piccolo Chef for our cooking classes for children and teens, holiday family workshops, culinary camps and extraordinary birthday parties. We look forward to you becoming part of our Piccolo Chef family – and us becoming part of yours.


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Chef Gino

Gino Campagna, Piccolo Chef’s Master Chef, is an Italian chef living in Los Angeles who has dedicated his life to teaching children how to both appreciate and prepare great food.

Using boundless and contagious energy to inspire, Gino Campagna is currently the host of's Kitchen Kids. You can also find him volunteering for the Garden School Foundation in Los Angeles – a non-profit organization dedicated to building garden plots in inner-city schools.

 Gino is also an integral part of Michelle Obama’s program Chef Moves To Schools and Jamie Oliver’s The Food Revolution.

The gregarious chef was also a recurring special guest on a Jenny Garth hosted web show on called The Garden Party. 

Working on two continents, Gino was the host of Gino's Kitchen on The Disney Channel and was a recurring featured guest on Italy's top-rated prime-time cooking show La Prova del Cuoco (RAI1) as well as on Gambero Rosso, the Italian Food Channel.

Gino was a featured food blogger for, and has worked as a consultant for several renowned Italian food companies including Ferrero and Barilla. He has organized, hosted, and entertained major events for children at Storyopolis in Beverly Hills and Creative Space in Hollywood.