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 11, 2023

Fall 2023 Children’s Culinary Program 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 christy@​growingchefsontario.​ca

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

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 2023 session of Children’s Culinary Program runs every Wednesday night, from September 13th to November 1st, 2023 from 5:00 to 6:30PM

will be hosted at our new teaching facility, The Grove at The Western Fair District, located at 900 King St. We are currently in the process of undergoing renovations in our building, and if that will interfere with these classes, we will move to our 460 King St location and communicate this as early as possible.

Age: participants must be between the ages of 8 to 11 on the first day of class, September 13th

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 info@​growingchefsontario.​ca to explore subsidy options.

Food Allergies: 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. If a participant has a life-threatening allergy, please read our official Allergen Statement here and let us know if you have any questions.

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.

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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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