Learners of all ages LOVE transforming their classroom, lunch room or staff room into a hustling, bustling kitchen with our Chefs in the Classroom program. Finally a super-easy, free of red tape, route to get real-life culinary professionals in front of your students!
Your class can connect and learn directly with our chefs (who, by the way, have Vulnerable Sector Checks and are ready to roll!) covering topics including:
- the importance of “from scratch” cooking skills and techniques
- basic knife skills
- kitchen safety and proper food handling
- fun culinary techniques ranging from super-simple to fancy
- locally grown, seasonal ingredients
- sharing a deep love and passion for good food
- and that’s not all! Send us your curriculum connection ideas when you apply
What To Expect
We provide one chef and one staff educator to attend your Chefs in the Classroom session. We provide all workshop ingredients, however additional ingredients (e.g. from your school garden) can be accommodated on request. Classes are up to a maximum of 30 students and sessions run no longer than 2 hours. Schools are expected to provide a detailed description of the workshop space, utensils available (we provide additional utensils as needed), curriculum connections (if applicable) as well as any cultural requirements, allergies or intolerances in the group.
One 2 hour Chefs in the Classroom Workshop: $650*
*Price includes chef honourarium, FoodShare educator (coordination, preparation and facilitation), and all workshop ingredients
Note: Some groups may be eligible for free or reduced-cost workshops based on current funding available.
How To Apply
To get a Chefs in the Classroom session at your school, click this link to fill out an application form. Note: all workshops are subject to availability.