Playing with your food is essential in the culinary creative arts center. Centered on baking, cooking, and using culinary items as art media, this center utilizes all of the senses. Appliances are adapted to be switch operated and participants create art items with Jello, dough, frosting, syrup, and sugar. Textural discovery is a key element to the culinary creative arts center.

Participants are encouraged to feel, touch, taste, smell, and look at a variety of kitchen and household objects. Creative use of everyday items is also encouraged such as using a celery stalk as a paintbrush or cookie cutter as a stamp.

Making slime, play-dough, whipped cream art, kebabs, painted toast, ants on a log, "people" chow, and making traditional culinary items are activities experienced in the culinary creative arts center.