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Rooks to Cooks
Rooks to Cooks
111 Manor Road East
Toronto, Ontario,
M4S 1R4

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Shai Mandel

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Rooks to Cooks

Rooks to Cooks

111 Manor Road East, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 1R4

Day Camp
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)
$320 to $400/week
5 to 14

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About this camp


Rooks to Cooks is a mobile cooking school that offers a wide variety of cooking programs for individuals of all ages and levels. Our cooking camps programs are most definitely the most unique and intensive programs out there. Our lessons are always hands on, educational, team-based and fun! Your child will leave with an abundance of new skills, increased confidence, the ability to safely navigate the kitchen and handle food, and amazing memories that will stick with them for years to come! No matter your cooking abilities, Rooks To Cooks is dedicated to helping our students become more independent and reach their fullest potential, in and out of the kitchen

Camp Address
111 Manor Road East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Camp Session Calendar (2017)

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Day Camp
Ages: 8 - 18+
Cooking $400 to $400
Day Camp
Ages: 5 - 8
Cooking $400 to $400
Day Camp
Ages: 12 - 18+
Cooking $400 to $400

Director's Message


Shai Mandel, Founder and CEO

Rooks to Cooks was founded by Chef Shai Mandel, a chef and teacher. Shai has been working in kitchens her whole life, having a passion for food and cooking since childhood. While completing a Kinesiology degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, she would spend her free time working in the culinary industry, dedicated to perfecting her skills. In her 6+ years working as a chef, Shai has worked with some of the most renowned chefs in Canada, especially appreciating the friendship and guidance she received from Jonathan Goodyear, executive chef for Magna Golf Club and finalist of Top Chef Canada, Season 3. Shai has held various positions in all aspects of the industry from pastry and large quantity production, to fine dining. During her career as a chef, Shai had the opportunity to train many people in various positions. It was through this training that she discovered not only her passion for cooking, but her passion for teaching.

Shai attended teachers college at Wilfrid Laurier University, officially becoming an Ontario Certified Teacher in 2015. While working as a student teacher for the Waterloo Region School Board, Shai organized and implemented various cooking after-school programs and events, falling in love with teaching youth how to cook and bake. She held the position of Lead Instructor at Summer Chef School in Waterloo, where she developed the curriculum and lessons for the school. During this experience, she had the privilege of teaching over 320 kids of all ages the culinary arts. Since then, Shai had a vision of opening her own children's cooking school in Toronto. This dream became a reality with the birth of Rooks to Cooks.

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Cost: $320 to $400 /week

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