About Me and Why I do what I do

This is my bio I wrote for my Whole Foods flyer.

Sonia Chung teaches Young Cooks and Great Books, the popular kid’s cooking class, at the Community Center of La Canada Flintridge. She combines cooking and reading. Over the past 4 years she has been able to combine cooking, nutrition, academics, social skills, and cultural awareness in a fun hands on class.  The kids have made everything from apple pie, sweet potato latkes, zucchini frittata, miso soup, to dulce de leche ice cream.  Every winter she has been able to arrange for her students a private tour of a restaurant to show them what goes on in the kitchen.  Every summer she runs a cooking camp where a different country is highlighted in food and culture.  Her students are 3 years old and up.  In addition to the Community Center, she has taught cooking classes for Whole Foods Market, Valley Vista Preschool, girl scouts, boy scouts, and birthday parties.

Sonia is a credentialed elementary teacher and has taught in the Glendale Unified School District for 9 years.  She takes her love of teaching and combines it with her love of cooking and makes learning delicious.

“Cooking is an activity that uses all 5 of your senses. It entices you with the smell, colors and textures. I find that usually if the children are involved in making the recipe, they are more likely to eat the dish.  I look forward to helping parents and kids make tasty lunches. “


8 Responses to “About Me and Why I do what I do”



  2. Erika Moore Says:

    Thanks for dinner, that was so kind of you & everything was delicious! Looking forward to attending a class very soon 🙂

  3. Margarita Burger Says:

    Hi Sonia, Hope all is well. Great to read your blog. So many great information and recipes. I have a favor to ask….I was wondering if I could have the granola recipe you gave me a while back(the one you made at Patty’s). I need to make it for my son in college who is studying way too much and not eating enough. I have made several other granola recipes but he liked yours the best. Unfortunately I can’t find the recipe. I looked through your blog but couldn’t find it. I promise I won’t share it with anyone. If you can’t share, I understand. By the way, I loved the picture of Bomi with a fan. She is cute as a button. I would love to see her dance sometime.

    • chefsonia Says:

      Hi Margarita,
      Thanks for reading the blog. You and others have loved the granola. It has inspired me to start a granola company. I can send you some. Hope you are all well. Sonia

  4. Susie Cho(Bae) Says:

    Hi Sonia,

    It’s me Susie Bae email me back so we can talk. Love the Blog

  5. Jeanette Says:

    I was referred to you for kids cooking classes by whole foods. Where will you be teaching this summer? I live in glendale.

    • chefsonia Says:

      Hi. Unfortunately at this time, I currently do not have a class that I am teaching. I have started a granola company. It fits in with my motto of getting kids to eat healthier and like it. I did do a gluten free kids cooking class at Whole Foods in Hastings Ranch. So please keep checking this blog and I will list any other upcoming cooking classes. All the recipes I teach are available for free on this blog so feel free to cook any of them with your kids and let me know how it went. If you have any other questions, you can email me at chef.sonia.s@gmail.com. Cheers, Sonia

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