CHEF IT UP 2 GO - Essex County NJ Travel Team 

My name is Jiangling. One mother's day when my son was five, he brought home a sheet “all about mom”, he wrote: she is really good at cooking. I am so thrilled to see how he loves my cooking and how he enjoys to cook with me. I love kids and I love cooking. When I came into the Nutley Chef It Up party place for the first time, I immediately knew when kids and cooking meet together,  how fun it could be! With our Chef It Up 2 Go - Essex County Travel Team we offer all types of programs from after school enrichment programs, summer camps, birthday parties, troop events to much more!  Please call or email me to see how we can bring to cooking fun to you! Whether you are 2 1/2 or 102 you will have a blast at our fun filled cooking programs! 



SCHOOL ENRICHMENT - Chef It Up 2 Go is a hands-on cooking class where we use creativity to make fun delicious menu items.  From fresh pasta to cupcake decorating kids will have a blast all while learning and preparing and assembling fun foods and drinks.  We will teach kids basic cooking skills and techniques such as chopping, mixing, measuring, muddling, rolling all while keeping it entertaining!  We will also be teaching kids food safety, knife safety and allergy awareness. These are all life skills that they are learning and will increase their love for cooking!  We take great pride in knowing that our classes are fun, safe, educational, creative and inclusive!  All products are always 100% peanut & tree nut free.  Please be sure to read our Food Allergy Statement on our website.  Chef It Up 2 Go offers continuous 4-10 week sessions throughout the school year which follow the counties schedules.  These classes are on location at your child’s school and if no oven is readily available we will prepare all items as make, take and bake at home.  Please click the button below to register your child today or contact us to schedule one of our awesome programs!  

  • Kid Show Cupcakes
  • Happy Healthy Kids
  • Main Course Madness
  • Cooking Battles/Competitions
  • Cool Tools for the Kitchen

                        ... and many more!



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  Our workshops are a huge hit! We have 1 hour; 90min. and 2 hour workshops where kids can really get cooking and prepare some delicious foods and drinks to enjoy in class or even take home and bake up with instructions! Workshops are conducted once a month or seasonally too! Let us know when you want your workshop and we will send you some deliciously cool options! Some ideas for a fun workshop are:

- Complete meals

- Mini cake decorating

- Jr. chef cupcake decorating

- Gingerbread Houses

- Pasta Making

…and much more! 

Plus our Walk-In Events and Fundraisers are super popular on location! These work best in large recreation centers, multi-purpose rooms and senior centers, etc… Chef It Up 2 Go will conduct a 2.5 hour event where guests can just stop by the location of event (and for a very inexpensive amount) make whatever we have planned on the menu that we will wrap up for them to bring home and enjoy. It’s a great way for your school or organization to raise money and all they have to do is provide the tables, chairs and location and let us provide the rest! Chef It Up 2 Go runs the event then gives back 50% of the proceeds towards the fundraiser! Win win for all! Here are some of the most popular Walk-In Event/Fundraiser Options

- Fresh Pasta making

- Snow Globe Cookies

- Strawberry Patch Cupcakes

- Giant S’more Pops

- Chocolate Dipped Treats

- Family Cupcake Battles

- Family Edible Board Game Battles 



  We plan your adult event from start to finish with Chef It Up 2 Go! Great for corporations, themed nights, get togethers and family fun!  Let us plan your next event and make it a recipe for success! Just like our kid parties, you provide the tables and chairs and let Chef It Up 2 Go provide the rest! From homemade ravioli/pasta making to beating the clock in a Cupcake Battle or even wowing the crowd with a Rockin’ Cocktail we make sure you and your guests have a great time! Adult events are 2 hours and are very entertaining.

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With Chef It Up 2 Go your troop or group will build confidence & character all while having fun creating their own culinary cuisines! Field trips are awesome for your school, troop or organization and here’s what is included!

· 90 minutes of fun

· Chef It Up Apron 

· 1 Chef It Up iron-on patch per person for your troop

· Pick your Menu Option for group to make: 

o Menu Option #1 Fresh Farfalle (bowtie) Pasta to bring home and cook up then a Chopped tomato & cucumber salad; decorate 1 cupcake each to enjoy in class. 

o Menu Option #2 Zucchini Boats; Garlic Knots (to bring home and bake); Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and choice of Cupcake or S'more Pop to enjoy in class.

Price: $30pp (ask about our large group discounts!)

SUMMER CAMPS - info coming soon please check back