Public Programs

Kid’s Monthly Cooking Classes

In-person Kid’s Monthly Cooking Classes are back!

Registration for October’s Monthly Kid’s Cooking Class is now FULL. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Christy at [email protected]​growingchefsontario.​ca. To receive the most up to date information on all of our programmes, sign up for our Monthly Newsletter.

Join our Chefs each month as they explore seasonal flavours and exciting twists on much-loved recipes that are great for the whole family! Our Chefs will take participants step-by-step through the recipes, helping your young chefs develop confidence, enthusiasm and cooking skills.

Do your kids fall out of our age range? Do you prefer to cook along in your own kitchen? Check out our recipes in our Growing Chefs! At Home catalogue so you can follow along with our Chefs at home!

8‑Week Beginner Culinary Program!

This exciting program will take participants through introductory cooking and tasting activities!

Registration for the Fall 2022 session is now CLOSED

Beginner Culinary is an 8‑week program for youth aged 5 to 7 to build their knowledge in the kitchen. This exciting program will build foundational cooking skills, all while participants are having fun, strengthening their confidence and getting creative! Skills include following a recipe, identifying common ingredients, paying attention to kitchen safety, learning to​“taste like a chef”, and exploring their senses through food.

8‑Week Children’s Culinary Program!

Participants will build their confidence in the kitchen while making different themed recipes!

Registration for the Fall 2022 session is now CLOSED!

Children’s Culinary is an 8‑week program for youth aged 811, designed to build new skills in the kitchen. This exciting program will cover kitchen and food safety, developing basic cooking techniques, working with different kitchen tools, reading recipes, learning cooking terminology, and learning how to taste and season foods like a chef. Our Chefs will take participants step-by-step through the recipes, helping your young chefs develop confidence, enthusiasm, and skills in time-management, and multi-tasking. 

8‑Week Advanced Culinary Program!

This exciting program will dive into foundational basics and advanced techniques while exploring lots of new recipes!

Registration for Advanced Culinary Program Spring 2023 will open October 1st. If you have any questions please email Christy Cook at [email protected]​growingchefsontario.​ca

Advanced Culinary is an 8‑week program for youth aged 1216 to build their culinary knowledge. This exciting program will help participants further develop their confidence and cooking skills through exploring different international cuisines. We will focus on kitchen and food safety, reading and adapting recipes, learning a variety of cooking techniques, working with different tools, and learning to taste and season foods like a Chef.

Summer Camp

Registration for Know Your Roots Camp and Advanced Culinary Camp is now closed!

Growing Chefs! at Home Recipes

A virtual option for cooking at home! Great for those unable to attend our in-person classes

Social Story

Prepare for a Growing Chefs! Ontario program by reading a first-person Social Story.


Our Social Story is designed to help participants prepare for their visit to Growing Chefs! and to help reduce the chances of encountering something uncomfortable or unexpected. This Social Story provides guidance and direction for what participation in a Growing Chefs! program will look like.