The basics of cooking — from knife skills to cream soups and poultry dishes — will be offered at Trackside Teen Center.

Culinary 101 will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 6, and continue on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, and Nov. 13.

The four-week introduction to culinary skills for students in grades 6-12 will be taught by Neena Perez, founder of “The Kiddie Kitchen.” Participants will learn basic knife skills and safe handling techniques; how to make a variety of soups, bisques, and cream soups; how to prepare a variety of poultry dishes; and how to work with certain types of fish.

The class costs $275 per student and there are limited spots available.

Information/registration: trackside.org or 203-834-2888.