About Us

About Frog Legs

Frog Legs Culinary Academy is an engaging and interactive school allowing children a hands-on approach to cooking. Our dynamic team brings ingredients to life, giving children a positive attitude towards all food with an added dollop of fun and sprinkle of delight.

Established in 2007 in her home in Seattle — and now on a journey to bring a her love and passion for a life filled with joy, imagination and delicious food — Frog Legs is expanding to the Kirkland Neighborhood.

The storefront in Kirkland will be a place for children & adults with class and event offerings that are unique and memorable. Frog Hollow, the candy shop/merchantile store will offer candies, party supplies, cookies, icecream and more — a fun place in a lovely neighborhood. So hop on over!

About Owner/Imagineer Laura Vida (a.k.a. Mrs. Froglegs):

My love and interest in cooking began when I was young and was the assistant cook to my Mom. Out of 4 girls, I was the one who enjoyed being in the kitchen the most.

In college, I worked for a large 4 star hotel and was a prep and line cook for the restaurant and catering department, learning an abundance about the basics of cooking. After college, I worked for Starbucks Coffee Co. and was the gourmet food buyer and product developer where my love and appreciation for quality food and ingredients really grew. I also worked and consulted for Caribou Coffee, Tully's Coffee and Seattle's Best Coffee (yes, I do like/love coffee).

I started my own cookie company, Firefly Fandango in 2002. We created high end decorated cookies & candies, selling to large retailers such as Williams-Sonoma, Crate and Barrel and Marshall Fields. I sold the business in 2007 and began to do some consulting work for Sur La Table where I became a Culinary Instructor and taught classes in their Kirkland store.

I began Frog Legs out of my love for all types of celebrations! I am tickled that children are finding such joy out of cooking and working with their hands and minds!

I love to spend time in the kitchen and entertain friends and family. I believe that food slows down your life for a brief amount of time and puts you in the moment. I find a lot of joy cooking with my 3 children and hope to have the opportunity to cook with yours.