Cooking for Kids with Luis

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Cooking for Kids with Luis
Nick Jr. Noggin Cooking for Kids with Luis Logo Original.png
Genre Children's television series
Created by Phillip Tanner
Developed by Dave Tracey[1]
Written by Phillip Tanner
Directed by Phillip Tanner
Creative director(s) Daniel Burns
Starring Luis Tanner
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 20
Producer(s) Phillip Tanner, Dina Panozzo
Cinematography John Brock Phillip Tanner
Running time 5 minutes
Production company(s) Nickelodeon Productions
Total Perception
Media Farm[2]
Distributor MTV Networks
Original network Nick Jr. (Australia)
Noggin (U.S.)
Original release 25 October 2004 (2004-10-25) – 2005 (2005)
Followed by Gardening for Kids with Madi
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Cooking For Kids with Luis is an Australian television cooking show directed towards preschoolers, originally broadcast on Nick Jr. Australia in 2004. The series made its United States debut on Noggin on September 12th, 2005.[3]


A child named Luis prepares, cooks and shares some of his favorite dishes, including scrambled eggs, tortillas, dumplings and Guatemalan cheesecake.


Twenty episodes of the series were produced, making up one season.[4]


  • Hamburger - Luis visits his cousins' house, where they make hamburgers.
  • Squid and Polenta - Luis flies to Italy, where he cooks polenta.
  • Tortilla Frenzy - Luis fills tortillas for his classmates.
  • Pizza - Luis makes homemade pizza and shares it.
  • Custard - Luis mixes milk and eggs to make custard.
  • Yum Cha - Luis goes to Chinatown to purchase ingredients for yum cha.
  • Flying Food - Luis' kitchen needs cleaning.
  • Fruit Kebabs - Luis visits his cousins in the tropics and serves them fruit kebabs.
  • Diggety Dogs - Luis makes hot dogs.
  • Gingerbread Man - Luis runs "as fast as he can" to buy gingerbread.
  • Eggs - Luis tells viewers examples of healthy breakfasts.
  • Fish - Luis' friend John takes him fishing for whiting.
  • Pancakes - Luis flips pancakes.
  • Best Ever Scrambled Eggs - Luis makes his favourite scrambled egg dish.
  • Juice - Luis makes his own fruit juice.
  • Spaghetti Bolognese - Luis cooks pasta to go along with his spaghetti sauce.
  • Empanadas - Luis makes stuffed bread.
  • Guatemalan Cheesecake - Luis shows viewers how to make Guatemalan cheesecake.
  • Favourite Breakfast Cereal - Luis mixes melted chocolate with cereal.
  • Picnic - Luis prepares a picnic after being invited on a hot air balloon adventure.


From 2004 until 2007, Cooking for Kids with Luis was seen six times a day on Nick Jr. Australia (at 3:00 AM, 6:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 10:30 PM).[5] Afterwards, the show continued to air on the network less frequently. The series is seen on a variety of networks worldwide, including Noggin in the United States and Nick Jr. in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Germany and France (most of which are dubbed).[6] In Canada, Cooking for Kids with Luis was shown on TVOKids.[7]


In 2007, Pluto Press released a cookbook based on the series, titled Luis' Fab Food Favourites to Make, Cook...and Eat! A DVD containing ten episodes of the series was included with purchases of the book.[8]


Cooking for Kids with Luis won two ASTRA Awards in 2005: Most Outstanding Australian Production in both Kids and Short Form.[9] Luis was also nominated as Favourite New Presenter.

At six years of age (five as of the first episode's filming), the show's star Luis Tanner is currently the Guinness World Record holder as the youngest host of his own television program.[10]


  1. ^ "Cooking for Kids with Luis - Dave Tracey".
  2. ^ "Media Farm - Australian Children's Content" (PDF). Screen Australia.
  3. ^ "Noggin celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with new original series, Cooking for Kids with Luis". PR Newswire.
  4. ^ "Cooking for Kids with Luis finished programme". Endemol Shine International.
  5. ^ "TV Schedule - Nick Jr. AU - Cooking for Kids with Luis". Archived from the original on 11 December 2004.
  6. ^ "Luis from "Cooking for Kids with Luis" on Nick". Kids, Child & Children.
  7. ^ "TVOKids Schedule - August 2005". TVOKids. Archived from the original on 31 August 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  8. ^ Pluto Press. "Cooking for Kids with Luis: Luis' Fab Food Favourites to Make, Cook and Eat". Pluto Press AU.
  9. ^ "2005 ASTRA winners". The Age. 21 April 2005.
  10. ^ "Guinness World Record for youngest TV presenter".

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