Food Education Projects

You’ve come to the right place!

Here is where you can learn about the program that best suits the needs of your children, school, class, or community group. The image below is a timeline of our programming in the upcoming school year. Read below the graphic for brief descriptions, then click the links for full details and applications. 

Field Trips 

Headquarters Field Trips: 460 King St.

  • For individual grade 4-8 classes. Come to our HQ to experience multiple aspects of a local food system all in one place - a learning garden, a kitchen, a restaurant, and more!

Fresh Food Frenzy: Covent Garden Market

  • For individual grade 1-3 classes. Children will work with the Growing Chefs! team to make a delicious 3 course meal together using food they purchased from the local growers at the market.

In Your School 

The School Food Education Project:

  • This one is for the entire school! The Growing Chefs! Team visits a school twice to provide grade-appropriate, interactive cooking & food literacy lessons to all school classrooms from JK to grade 8.

Family Activity Nights:

  • Here we invite students and their families back to your school for an evening to make a delicious feast from scratch. Using curriculum linked interactive cooking activities, the environment is intentionally set to allow children the opportunity to show their interests and capabilities.

Other Programs

Growing Communities (design a custom program just for you!) 

  • None of our other programs sound like quite the right fit? We’ve still got you covered!

For community groups who want to have fun and expand their food skills! We can facilitate a food education session centred around your group's’ particular needs.
You can come to us or we can come to you!

Know Your Roots Summer Day Camp

  • Summer day camp for children aged 9-13. Join us for a week of all things food, with special emphasis on how we fit into a local food system. Campers will build culinary skills, experince an organic farm, and all sorts of other exciting food-related activities!

Cooking Classes/Programs at Headquarters (HQ)

  • Looking for more outside of our regular educational programs? You can sign up for our monthly classes designed for children, families and community members.

Please contact if you have any questions or comments. 

The Growing Chefs! Food Education Project are generously supported by:

  The Clark Family Foundation
Urban Harvest Landscape
zdybThe Wilson Family FoundationThe Joanne and Tom Cowan Fund
The William and Katharine Kostuk Family FundLove Alchemy Cornerstone
TillsonburgLFHSGoodlife Fitness