Growing Chefs! Ontario: Children’s Culinary Program

Children’s Culinary Program

Our Children’s Culinary is an 8‑week program for 8 to 11 year olds, helping to build your child’s confidence and enthusiasm for cooking and exploring new foods!

Posted on: Aug 24, 2022

Our Children’s Culinary Program runs once per school year. To receive program updates and announcements, sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Registration for the Fall 2022 session is now FULL ! If you have any questions or would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact our Education Projects Manager, Christy Cook at [email protected]​growingchefsontario.​ca

What to Expect: Children’s Culinary is an 8‑week program for youth aged 8 – 11, 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.


Date & Time:
The Fall 2022 session of Children’s Culinary Program runs every Wednesday night, from September 21st to November 9th, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:30PM

Location:
will be hosted at our new teaching facility, 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.

Age: participants must be between the ages of 8 to 11 on the first day of class, September 21st

Pricing: $240 ($30 per week X 8 weeks)

Cost includes all programming fees, a Growing Chefs! apron and dinner each week. 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.

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.

Masking and Vaccination: Growing Chefs! continues to work closely with Public Health as we continue to transition away from COVID-19 related health and safety protocols for our programming and events. We strongly recommend vaccinations and masking as tools to minimize the spread of COVID-19, but will not be continuing to require masks be worn in our facilities.

Cancellations: 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.

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.

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