Public Programs

8‑Week Beginners’ Culinary Program!

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

Registration is now full! Please contact Christy at [email protected]​growingchefsontario.​ca to be added to the waitlist.

This winter, we are launching an 8‑week Beginner Culinary Program for youth aged 5 – 7. This exciting new 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 Childrens’ Culinary Program!

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

Registration is now full! Please contact Christy at [email protected]​growingchefsontario.​ca to be added to the waitlist.

This winter, we are launching an 8‑week Children’s Culinary Program for youth aged 8 – 11. This exciting new 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 is now full! Please contact Christy at [email protected]​growingchefsontario.​ca to be added to the waitlist.

This spring, we are offering an 8‑week Advanced Culinary Program for youth aged 12 – 16. 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.

Kid’s Monthly Cooking Classes

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

For young Chefs ages 711! Registration is now closed for January’s Cooking Class. Registration for February’s class opens on the 1st of the month.

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!

Summer Camp

Our Know Your Roots’ Summer Camp!


Know Your Roots Summer 2021 is now closed!

Ages 912

Programming for Know Your Roots Camp (KYR) is all in the name. It’s a week of exploring where our food comes from, the journey it takes from plough to plate – as well as the role we play as individuals in our food system. Each week, campers will have opportunities to explore our Learning Garden, cook alongside the Growing Chefs! team of professional Chefs, engage in food focused activities and, of course, try some new, delicious foods!