About Us

The WAY-COOL Cooking School™, Inc A Seriously Fun Cooking School Specializing in Custom Events & Entertainment for All Ages! WAY-COOL™ Things We Offer:

  • Adult Cooking Parties
  • Corporate Team Building Events
  • Summer Cooking Camps for Kids 3-14
  • Kids Cooking Classes
  • Adult Cooking Classes
  • Parent & Child Cooking Classes
  • Classes for Schools, Day cares and Scout Troops


Our Vision

To be a seriously fun cooking school / event center that specializes in teaching and entertaining through food to all ages. Our goal is to create a learning environment that is fun-filled, friendly and inviting to both children and adults. Our chefs love to get families excited about spending time together in the kitchen. We believe that cooking as a family is important, and we teach basic healthy cooking skills and habits for children and parents to use in today’s hectic society.

We Believe Cooking lessons are lessons for life!

Family time and dinnertime have changed dramatically over the last 30 years. At the WAY-COOL Cooking School™, we want to bring families together in the kitchen again. By teaching children and adults quick meal solutions, healthy alternatives, and increasing the comfort level of families in the kitchen, we believe will help create stronger healthier families. Dinnertime is the perfect time to share responsibilities, communicate with each other, and be creative.

Learning to cook at the WAY-COOL Cooking School™, Inc. is an exciting culinary journey beginning with the basics, from proper kitchen procedures, the reading of recipes and food labels to learning good nutrition.

The WAY-COOL Cooking School™, Inc. builds upon fundamental cooking skills that help to prepare each student for a life long love of food and teaches skills they will use the rest of their lives.

Corporate Contact Information

The WAY-COOL Cooking School™, Inc.
16544 W. 78th Street
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

From the President/ Chief Dishwasher and Owner/ Lynn Elliott

Lynn ElliotCooking as a child is one of my fondest memories. I grew up learning to cook standing at my grandmother’s side in her small town café. Those experiences helped shape the person I am today and ignited my passion for cooking.

Prior to starting the Way-Cool Cooking School, Inc.® in 2004, I worked as a VP of Marketing for a large food distributor, as a food broker manufacturer representative, and have been worked in restaurants and food service all my life. As much as I enjoyed that, I had always dreamed of starting my own business and it has been amazing taking a concept that was in my head and making it come to life.

I am a wife, a mother of two wonderful daughters, and a passionate individual who loves teaching others. I believe the WAY-COOL Cooking School™ is the perfect way to incorporate my experience in foodservice, passion for food and love for teaching!

Why I think cooking lessons are important…With today’s concerns about obesity among children and adults, it’s more important than ever to learn healthy cooking habits at a young age. As a parent myself, I see all of us taking our children to piano lessons, dance lessons, soccer practice, karate lessons, gymnastics, and so on. While all these lessons are great, and add to the development of our children, I see cooking lessons as a life long skill that can ignite their creativity, build their self-esteem, help with their math skills, prepare them for babysitting and parenting, and most importantly build family values and memories that will last forever. Bon Appetite, Chef Lynn

Visit Our Eden Prairie School

Located approximately 1.5 miles West of the Eden Prairie Shopping Center on Hwy 5, we are on the NW corner of Hwy 5 and Eden Prairie Rd in a strip mall with Kowalski’s.

The WAY-COOL Cooking School, Inc.
16544 W. 78th Street
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346
Phone 952-949-6799


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From 494, take Highway 5 West, to the intersection of Highway 5 and Eden Prairie Road (Cty Rd 4). We are located on the NW Corner in the Prairie Village Mall. Some of our neighbors include Kowalski’s Market, Synders, Great Clips, and Block Buster Video. Enter the mall at the Great Clips entrance and you can’t miss us!

From the South, take 169 North to Pioneer Trail Go left/west on Pioneer trail and follow about 4 miles, past Pax Christi Church, past Grace Church, to County Rd 4. At the intersection of Pioneer Trail and County Rd 4, take a right and go North. Stay on Cty Rd 4 and go through 7 stop lights. Cross over Hwy 5 and at the first stop light, Wagner Way, take a left. We are located in the strip mall. Kowalski’s is at the beginning of the strip mall, and WAY-COOL Cooking School, Inc. is located at the opposite end of the strip mall by Great Clips.