East Sac Support: Cooking Capers


For many parents, the end of the school year also means a temporary break from the Bounce Town/Chuck E Cheese/Laser X birthday parties their children are invited to on a weekly (at least it seems) basis. As much as I want my child to enjoy time with his friends and participate in certain childhood rites of passage (including the “pizza” served by a giant mouse) I can’t say I look forward to those party days. Don’t get me wrong, I totally understand why we host those parties as parents– they are easy. We have enough going on in our over-scheduled lives to worry about planning the perfect party for our 4-year-old and entertaining twelve of their friends (of course you could always let Pear Tree Events do that for you). East Sacramento Mom, Karen Zamd got to thinking that in this progressive, food friendly city a cook-from-scratch cooking party business would be very welcome. Let us introduce you to Karen, and Cooking Capers!

Karen Zamd is a Berkeley graduate turned stay at home mom. With two inquisitive and rambunctious boys, Karen has worked hard to find interesting yet affordable activities that educate her kids while simultaneously allowing them to have fun. After having a wildly successful cooking-themed party for her eldest son, Karen received requests from other parents wanting the same kind of party for their kids. Cooking Capers was born!

Karen first began teaching children about food by conducting weekly cooking classes at her son’s school. She is now excited to offer children a fun and hands-on experience while they learn how ingredients come together to form the dinner and desserts they love.

Cooking Capers offers several fabulous party options that allow kids to mix, measure, paint and create their own meals and desserts! They provide all plates, utensils, food and drinks, and chef hats and aprons for each child to keep, and can even provide birthday cupcakes and party favors to add to the culinary adventure.

Cooking Capers will work with you to design a party that best suits your child, taking into consideration any dietary restrictions, and will help you create an education and fun birthday experience unlike any other. First you choose a main dish, such as pizza, kabobs or sushi. Next you select an activity, from cookie decorating to cupcakes to edible jewelry. Customize your party further by adding on a cotton candy machine, favors, pesto, or your own unique twist!

Cooking Capers doesn’t just cater to birthday parties though. If you know someone hosting a large party, a wedding, or another event where there will be children, let them know Cooking Capers is available to set up activity stations at the event to entertain the kids. A smaller scale than individual parties, but the same Cooking Capers quality. Guests will THANK you for thinking of their children.

Cooking Capers is available for parties all throughout the area and for more information check out their website by clicking HERE or give them a call at 916.538.4482.

Be sure to mention that you heard about Cooking Capers through East Sac Mom. Do you know of another East Sacramento Mom with their own small business, non-profit, or group you’d like to share? Let us know! Help us support our community and connect with other ESM’s. You can email us at eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com.


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One Response to “East Sac Support: Cooking Capers”

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