Top Cooking classes and after-school programs for 2024/2025

Explore your passion for the culinary arts

Kids’ after-school cooking programs listed below will help your child develop their culinary skills and meet others their own age who also love cooking. Below the list, find advice on finding the best class for your child(ren) and more. Read more

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    Programs offering Cooking as an activity (12 results)

    Kids’ programs listed below offer some cooking activities as part of a broader schedule of activities.

    Jul 03 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    Explore facets of human nutrition, health, and food from an environmental and social perspective. Visit website

    Lakefield College School Summer Programs175015-182024-07-012024-08-01,133,5,20,2,24,319,1,virtualprogram,coed,
    Mar 23 - Jun 15, 2024
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    We uncover the fun in S.T.E.M. learning through hands-on engineering activities. Visit website

    Engineering for Kids- Mississauga2508-142024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,133,5,266,177,332,180,304,67,159,160,2,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    Jan 01, 2022 - Dec 23, 2041
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Discover adventures like camping, hiking, playing games and enjoying campfires. Make great new friends and lasting memories! Visit website

    Scouts Canada2305-72022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-012026-01-012026-02-012026-03-012026-04-012026-05-012026-06-012026-07-012026-08-012026-09-012026-10-012026-11-012026-12-012027-01-012027-02-012027-03-012027-04-012027-05-012027-06-012027-07-012027-08-012027-09-012027-10-012027-11-012027-12-012028-01-012028-02-012028-03-012028-04-012028-05-012028-06-012028-07-012028-08-012028-09-012028-10-012028-11-012028-12-012029-01-012029-02-012029-03-012029-04-012029-05-012029-06-012029-07-012029-08-012029-09-012029-10-012029-11-012029-12-012030-01-012030-02-012030-03-012030-04-012030-05-012030-06-012030-07-012030-08-012030-09-012030-10-012030-11-012030-12-012031-01-012031-02-012031-03-012031-04-012031-05-012031-06-012031-07-012031-08-012031-09-012031-10-012031-11-012031-12-012032-01-012032-02-012032-03-012032-04-012032-05-012032-06-012032-07-012032-08-012032-09-012032-10-012032-11-012032-12-012033-01-012033-02-012033-03-012033-04-012033-05-012033-06-012033-07-012033-08-012033-09-012033-10-012033-11-012033-12-012034-01-012034-02-012034-03-012034-04-012034-05-012034-06-012034-07-012034-08-012034-09-012034-10-012034-11-012034-12-012035-01-012035-02-012035-03-012035-04-012035-05-012035-06-012035-07-012035-08-012035-09-012035-10-012035-11-012035-12-012036-01-012036-02-012036-03-012036-04-012036-05-012036-06-012036-07-012036-08-012036-09-012036-10-012036-11-012036-12-012037-01-012037-02-012037-03-012037-04-012037-05-012037-06-012037-07-012037-08-012037-09-012037-10-012037-11-012037-12-012038-01-012038-02-012038-03-012038-04-012038-05-012038-06-012038-07-012038-08-012038-09-012038-10-012038-11-012038-12-012039-01-012039-02-012039-03-012039-04-012039-05-012039-06-012039-07-012039-08-012039-09-012039-10-012039-11-012039-12-012040-01-012040-02-012040-03-012040-04-012040-05-012040-06-012040-07-012040-08-012040-09-012040-10-012040-11-012040-12-012041-01-012041-02-012041-03-012041-04-012041-05-012041-06-012041-07-012041-08-012041-09-012041-10-012041-11-012041-12-01,48,6,298,81,256,5,133,10,9,134,366,2,91,33,24,268,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,54,21,36,346,52,367,28,51,221,16,322,25,31,49,56,44,225,188,0,252,programclass,coed,
    Jul 02, 2024 - Jan 03, 2025
    • Program
    • Oakville, ON
    • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
    OakvilleOntario

    Don't let the summer slide happen to your child! At Three R's, our camp reinforces previous learning while having fun! Visit website

    Three R's Academics555-112024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-01,256,5,133,373,22,10,9,173,123,159,177,196,2,32,195,344,342,377,278,358,79,129,24,97,270,271,19,programclass,coed,
    Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 15 to 17 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Venturer Scouts explore their potential & ambition through challenging adventures and nurture an active & healthy lifestyle. Visit website

    Scouts Canada23015-172021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-012026-01-012026-02-012026-03-012026-04-012026-05-012026-06-012026-07-012026-08-012026-09-012026-10-012026-11-012026-12-012027-01-012027-02-012027-03-012027-04-012027-05-012027-06-012027-07-012027-08-012027-09-012027-10-012027-11-012027-12-012028-01-012028-02-012028-03-012028-04-012028-05-012028-06-012028-07-012028-08-012028-09-012028-10-012028-11-012028-12-012029-01-012029-02-012029-03-012029-04-012029-05-012029-06-012029-07-012029-08-012029-09-012029-10-012029-11-012029-12-012030-01-012030-02-012030-03-012030-04-012030-05-012030-06-012030-07-012030-08-012030-09-012030-10-012030-11-012030-12-012031-01-012031-02-012031-03-012031-04-012031-05-012031-06-012031-07-012031-08-012031-09-012031-10-012031-11-012031-12-012032-01-012032-02-012032-03-012032-04-012032-05-012032-06-012032-07-012032-08-012032-09-012032-10-012032-11-012032-12-012033-01-012033-02-012033-03-012033-04-012033-05-012033-06-012033-07-012033-08-012033-09-012033-10-012033-11-012033-12-012034-01-012034-02-012034-03-012034-04-012034-05-012034-06-012034-07-012034-08-012034-09-012034-10-012034-11-012034-12-012035-01-012035-02-012035-03-012035-04-012035-05-012035-06-012035-07-012035-08-012035-09-012035-10-012035-11-012035-12-012036-01-012036-02-012036-03-012036-04-012036-05-012036-06-012036-07-012036-08-012036-09-012036-10-012036-11-012036-12-012037-01-012037-02-012037-03-012037-04-012037-05-012037-06-012037-07-012037-08-012037-09-012037-10-012037-11-012037-12-01,48,6,298,81,256,5,133,10,9,134,366,2,91,33,24,268,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,54,21,36,346,52,367,28,51,221,16,322,25,31,49,56,44,225,188,0,252,programclass,coed,
    Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 19 to 18+ (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Through fun expeditions and mentored personal progression, Rover Scouts benefit from thrilling opportunities with friends. Visit website

    Scouts Canada23019-192021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-012026-01-012026-02-012026-03-012026-04-012026-05-012026-06-012026-07-012026-08-012026-09-012026-10-012026-11-012026-12-012027-01-012027-02-012027-03-012027-04-012027-05-012027-06-012027-07-012027-08-012027-09-012027-10-012027-11-012027-12-012028-01-012028-02-012028-03-012028-04-012028-05-012028-06-012028-07-012028-08-012028-09-012028-10-012028-11-012028-12-012029-01-012029-02-012029-03-012029-04-012029-05-012029-06-012029-07-012029-08-012029-09-012029-10-012029-11-012029-12-012030-01-012030-02-012030-03-012030-04-012030-05-012030-06-012030-07-012030-08-012030-09-012030-10-012030-11-012030-12-012031-01-012031-02-012031-03-012031-04-012031-05-012031-06-012031-07-012031-08-012031-09-012031-10-012031-11-012031-12-012032-01-012032-02-012032-03-012032-04-012032-05-012032-06-012032-07-012032-08-012032-09-012032-10-012032-11-012032-12-012033-01-012033-02-012033-03-012033-04-012033-05-012033-06-012033-07-012033-08-012033-09-012033-10-012033-11-012033-12-012034-01-012034-02-012034-03-012034-04-012034-05-012034-06-012034-07-012034-08-012034-09-012034-10-012034-11-012034-12-012035-01-012035-02-012035-03-012035-04-012035-05-012035-06-012035-07-012035-08-012035-09-012035-10-012035-11-012035-12-012036-01-012036-02-012036-03-012036-04-012036-05-012036-06-012036-07-012036-08-012036-09-012036-10-012036-11-012036-12-012037-01-012037-02-012037-03-012037-04-012037-05-012037-06-012037-07-012037-08-012037-09-012037-10-012037-11-012037-12-01,48,6,298,81,256,5,133,10,9,134,366,2,91,33,24,268,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,54,21,36,346,52,367,28,51,221,16,322,25,31,49,56,44,225,188,0,252,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Newmarket, ON
    • Age 4 to 14 (Coed)
    NewmarketOntario

    Hive5 after-school program emphasizes improving 5 different IQ & EQ skills based on STEAM knowledge. Visit website

    Hive5 Child Learning and Creative Center994-142024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,298,6,133,5,10,9,296,297,355,123,334,177,180,332,305,67,159,129,2,270,357,50,130,316,137,314,268,19,319,1,188,0,programclass,coed,
    Mar 23 - Jun 15, 2024
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    We offer unique STEM and Art related activities that engage kids through hands-on play and exploration. Visit website

    Engineering for Kids- Mississauga1004-72024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,133,5,266,177,332,180,304,67,159,160,2,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 11 to 14 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Scouts take their outdoor adventure skills to the next level with mountain biking, rock climbing, lots of camping and more. Visit website

    Scouts Canada23011-142021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-012026-01-012026-02-012026-03-012026-04-012026-05-012026-06-012026-07-012026-08-012026-09-012026-10-012026-11-012026-12-012027-01-012027-02-012027-03-012027-04-012027-05-012027-06-012027-07-012027-08-012027-09-012027-10-012027-11-012027-12-012028-01-012028-02-012028-03-012028-04-012028-05-012028-06-012028-07-012028-08-012028-09-012028-10-012028-11-012028-12-012029-01-012029-02-012029-03-012029-04-012029-05-012029-06-012029-07-012029-08-012029-09-012029-10-012029-11-012029-12-012030-01-012030-02-012030-03-012030-04-012030-05-012030-06-012030-07-012030-08-012030-09-012030-10-012030-11-012030-12-012031-01-012031-02-012031-03-012031-04-012031-05-012031-06-012031-07-012031-08-012031-09-012031-10-012031-11-012031-12-012032-01-012032-02-012032-03-012032-04-012032-05-012032-06-012032-07-012032-08-012032-09-012032-10-012032-11-012032-12-012033-01-012033-02-012033-03-012033-04-012033-05-012033-06-012033-07-012033-08-012033-09-012033-10-012033-11-012033-12-012034-01-012034-02-012034-03-012034-04-012034-05-012034-06-012034-07-012034-08-012034-09-012034-10-012034-11-012034-12-012035-01-012035-02-012035-03-012035-04-012035-05-012035-06-012035-07-012035-08-012035-09-012035-10-012035-11-012035-12-012036-01-012036-02-012036-03-012036-04-012036-05-012036-06-012036-07-012036-08-012036-09-012036-10-012036-11-012036-12-012037-01-012037-02-012037-03-012037-04-012037-05-012037-06-012037-07-012037-08-012037-09-012037-10-012037-11-012037-12-01,48,6,298,81,256,5,133,10,9,134,366,2,91,33,24,268,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,54,21,36,346,52,367,28,51,221,16,322,25,31,49,56,44,225,188,0,252,programclass,coed,
    Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 8 to 10 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Cubs embark on outdoor adventures like hikes, camping & paddling, and explore fun activities in STEM & cultural experiences. Visit website

    Scouts Canada2308-102021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-012026-01-012026-02-012026-03-012026-04-012026-05-012026-06-012026-07-012026-08-012026-09-012026-10-012026-11-012026-12-012027-01-012027-02-012027-03-012027-04-012027-05-012027-06-012027-07-012027-08-012027-09-012027-10-012027-11-012027-12-012028-01-012028-02-012028-03-012028-04-012028-05-012028-06-012028-07-012028-08-012028-09-012028-10-012028-11-012028-12-012029-01-012029-02-012029-03-012029-04-012029-05-012029-06-012029-07-012029-08-012029-09-012029-10-012029-11-012029-12-012030-01-012030-02-012030-03-012030-04-012030-05-012030-06-012030-07-012030-08-012030-09-012030-10-012030-11-012030-12-012031-01-012031-02-012031-03-012031-04-012031-05-012031-06-012031-07-012031-08-012031-09-012031-10-012031-11-012031-12-012032-01-012032-02-012032-03-012032-04-012032-05-012032-06-012032-07-012032-08-012032-09-012032-10-012032-11-012032-12-012033-01-012033-02-012033-03-012033-04-012033-05-012033-06-012033-07-012033-08-012033-09-012033-10-012033-11-012033-12-012034-01-012034-02-012034-03-012034-04-012034-05-012034-06-012034-07-012034-08-012034-09-012034-10-012034-11-012034-12-012035-01-012035-02-012035-03-012035-04-012035-05-012035-06-012035-07-012035-08-012035-09-012035-10-012035-11-012035-12-012036-01-012036-02-012036-03-012036-04-012036-05-012036-06-012036-07-012036-08-012036-09-012036-10-012036-11-012036-12-012037-01-012037-02-012037-03-012037-04-012037-05-012037-06-012037-07-012037-08-012037-09-012037-10-012037-11-012037-12-01,48,6,298,81,256,5,133,10,9,134,366,2,91,33,24,268,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,54,21,36,346,52,367,28,51,221,16,322,25,31,49,56,44,225,188,0,252,programclass,coed,
    Jul 08 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
    Online

    Easter Seals Camp@Home is a unique camp experience that allows campers to have personal, genuine camp connections online. Visit website

    Easter Seal Summer Camp1256-192024-07-012024-08-01,282,5,133,138,37,10,9,366,2,91,357,50,188,0,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
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    What children and teens learn in cooking classes

    Here are all the things kids and teens can learn in cooking classes listed above. Consult each program to find out specifics about their curriculum and focuses. 

    Basic cooking skills. Learning how to cut, mix, melt, grill, and fry are just a few of the basic skills kids acquire in cooking classes. Understanding these basic skills allows kids to move on to cooking more complex dishes. 

    Kitchen safety. Instructors’ top priority is to focus on how to stay safe in the kitchen. Kids learn the proper ways to hold tools and cut specific foods. They’re instructed on monitoring the stove and oven. Cleaning procedures will also be taught in class. Children learn to be independent in the kitchen as they prove they can manage these responsibilities. 

    Independence in the kitchen. The education kids receive from professional instructors guides them towards independence in the kitchen. With frequent practice of culinary skills, kids become self-sufficient individuals. They become more confident, learning how to deal with mishaps and mistakes. This independence and confidence carries over to other areas of their lives as they grow into adulthood.

    Creativity and expression. Kids learn to improvise and make corrections using skills they’ve learned in class. When mistakes happen, instead of falling into a frenzy, kids learn to deal with these and adjust things. They’re also given some free reign to try new things and just “see what happens” in the fun setting of an after-school class.  Learn how camps and programs help kids grow in creativity

    The benefits of cooking classes

    Aside from delectable take-home projects and homework, there are many other benefits kids gain from cooking classes. Here’s a brief glance. 

    Nurtures future culinary artists. Technical and basic skills learned in cooking classes provide a window into the professional culinary world. Kids who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education or future employment in the culinary arts get their start in these classes. Regardless of ambitions, kids become better cooks and chefs through the training they receive. 

    Promotion of healthy eating habits. Cooking classes always include discussions of healthy eating in the syllabus. As kids work hands-on with a variety of foods, they’ll be educated on the nutritional value of items and consider how to prepare balanced meals. Healthy and delicious dishes will be made in class under the supervision of professional instructors.

    Improved intercultural awareness. In cooking classes, kids are introduced to different cuisines and food cultures around the world. Instructors include a mix of Western and non-Western dishes in their classes in order to diversify children’s palate and increase their intercultural awareness. 

    Practical math and science. Math and science are also part of cooking classes. Kids must add, multiply and divide measurements. They frequently use fractions in class. Chemistry is also part of cooking, as kids learn about melting, boiling, and freezing points in relation to foods. Cooking is a fun way to apply math and science, and it may encourage them to take a greater interest in these academic subjects.

    Experiment with different meal types and foods. Desserts, snacks, dinners, and breakfast dishes are all included in cooking classes. Each different meal or food expands children’s artistry and helps them identify a culinary style they most appreciate. Kids recognize their strengths and weaknesses at an early stage helping them refine specific interests and skills.

    Questions to ask about cooking classes

    When browsing kids’ cooking classes near you, here are questions to ask programs, to help you discern which is the right one for your child. 

    1. What safety procedures are in place? How much time is spent on safety training versus cooking?
    2. What are instructors’ backgrounds in culinary arts? How much experience do they have in teaching kids? 
    3. What types of dishes are made and will kids be bringing finished products home with them?
    4. Are kids required to bring any utensils, etc., or is everything provided by the program? 

    Related camps and programs

    Cooking camps and baking camps give kids a week or longer in the kitchen. In these camps, kids will learn how to cook or bake sweet and savoury dishes. Camps might also have expanded programming that adds more fun beyond the kitchen. 

    Health and fitness camp further explores the nutritional and healthy living education provided in cooking classes. Kids learn how to balance healthy eating with other lifestyle choices that give them a more holistic view of how the culinary arts mesh with a bigger picture of health.

    Arts camps come in a great variety. These provide children with a plethora of different ways to further explore creativity through the arts.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many Cooking classes and after-school programs are there?
    There are 12 programs offering cooking as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

    What are the fees to attend Cooking classes and after-school programs?
    Fees for programs offering cooking as an activity range from $55 to $1,750 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    Where can parents meet with Cooking classes and after-school programs?
    Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.


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