Growing Chefs! Ontario: Advanced Culinary Program

Advanced Culinary Program

This Fall, we are launching a 10-week Advanced Culinary Program for youth aged 12 and up. This exciting new program will take an in-depth dive into foundational basics and advanced techniques while exploring lots of new recipes!

Posted on: Aug 30, 2021

2021 Fall Advanced Culinary Program

10 Weeks; Ages 12+


Registration is now closed! Email [email protected]​growingchefsontario.​ca to be added to a waitlist.

We at Growing Chefs! are excited about good food, and even more excited to share it with London’s youth! That’s why we’re launching a 10-week Advanced Culinary Program for youth aged 12+. This exciting new program will take an in-depth dive into some basics of French cooking techniques, knife skills, time management, multi-tasking and exploring lots of new recipes! Participants will learn to make a variety of dishes including basic stocks and sauces, techniques for cooking different proteins, vegetable preparation, breads, pastry and more!

About Growing Chefs!


At Growing Chefs! Ontario we work to get kids excited about healthy, wholesome food. Our Mission is to change the way children and families learn about, and develop, healthy relationships with food! This Culinary Program will empower youth in their relationship with food by encouraging curiosity, adventure and skills development in the kitchen. The Advanced Culinary Program will provide a safe and fun space where our skilled Chefs facilitate unique learning opportunities, all based on principles of foundational cookery. This 10 week program is packed with cooking a variety of dishes each week, with a focus on classic French technique.

Our Advanced Culinary Program will be hosted at our new location, The Grove at The Western Fair District, located at 900 King St.
This facility is more spacious than our Growing Chefs! Headquarters, with a teaching classroom equipped with audio/​visual supports.

For over a decade, Growing Chefs! has delivered food education programs to thousands of elementary and high school students each year. We are so excited to build on this experience by delivering an exceptionally fun and educational experience for your child/​teen!

We look forward to you joining us on a culinary adventure!

Dates & Time:
The Advanced Program runs from 5:308:00pm every Tuesday Night from Sept 28, 2021 through to November 30th

Capacity:
To ensure every participant has the opportunity to interact with our Chef team and program staff, while properly distanced, the capacity of this program is limited to 8 youth.

Pricing:
$350 plus HST ($35 per week X 10 weeks)

Cost includes all programming fees, dinner each week, some things to take home, a safety glove for knife skills development and a Growing Chefs! apron. Growing Chefs! Ontario is committed to providing low-cost food education experiences for youth. If cost is a barrier to registration, please contact [email protected]​growingchefsontario.​ca to explore subsidy options.

Covid Safety:
Growing Chefs! Ontario is in regular contact with the Middlesex London Health Unit to ensure we are following strict guidelines. Throughout the pandemic we have always gone above what was required by public health measures. We are following guidelines for cooking and food skills programs set-out by Public Health. Participants are required to wear a reusable or single-use medical mask unless eating, or maintaining a distance of at least 2 metres when outdoors. Surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized regularly, and in between each activity, and when participants leave an area.

Food Allergies:
If food allergies are a concern, rest assured that our team is highly experienced in managing dietary restrictions. Do not let a dietary concern prevent your child from participating in our programming. Get in contact with our staff team and we’ll do our best to make appropriate accommodations.

Cancelations:
Once full payment is received and registration is confirmed, any cancellation must be directly communicated to Growing Chefs! Staff as early as possible. Cancellations made once the program has started will be eligible for refunds on a case by case basis.

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