Cooking classes and after-school programs

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. On this page, you'll find:
After school classes focused on cooking
A second list of programs with some cooking activities (among other activities)
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Programs specializing in Cooking (3 results)

Classes and programs listed below offer dedicated instruction in cooking and the culinary arts. These are ideal for aspiring chefs. Classes may include instruction from professional chefs or set in a professional cooking environment. Click each listing to learn about its specific features, programs, and curriculum.

VIRTUAL
Cooking
Birthday Parties
Oct 30, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $200
Online

Your perfect birthday party! Celebrate with friends and family from all over by baking a birthday treat together online! Visit website

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  • Surrey, BC
  • Age 13 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $265
SurreyBritish Columbia

The perfect space for teens to develop their love of cooking. Spend time creating amazing dishes this summer. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 7 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $150
Online

A comprehensive program that will teach the nutrition, food safety, basic cooking skills plus how flavours work, how to cook Visit website

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Programs offering Cooking as an activity (9 results)

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

  • Online
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $250
Online

Mind boosting workshops and activities. Cooking & baking lessons, crafts, Storytime, dance, singing, art and so much more. Visit website

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VIRTUAL
Science
STEM
Flavour Lab
Jul 25 - Aug 26, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 9 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $150
Online

Exercise your child's inventive and scientific mind through the world of STEM. Hands-on experiments done safely at home. Visit website

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Traditional
Adventure
Cub Scouts
Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

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

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  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $275
Richmond HillOntario

Offering science, robotics, coding with Roblox and Minecraft, engineering, 3D printing, culinary arts, and more! Visit website

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  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 15 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

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

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PROGRAM
Traditional
Adventure
Rover Scouts
Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 19 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

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

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PROGRAM
Traditional
Adventure
Scouts
Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 11 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

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

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  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $275
Richmond HillOntario

Offering science, robotics, coding with Roblox and Minecraft, engineering, 3D printing, culinary arts, and more! Visit website

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PROGRAM
Traditional
Adventure
Beaver Scouts
Jan 01, 2022 - Dec 23, 2041

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $230
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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 3 programs specializing in Cooking. In addition, there are 9 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 Cooking classes and after-school programs range from $150 to $265 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

What age do Cooking classes and after-school programs start at?
There are programs available for children aged 4 through 19.

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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