KidSpirit Cooking Program Objectives

Through demonstrations and personalized instruction, our culinary staff will teach students not only cooking skills and recipes, but also techniques for healthy eating, portion sizes, and table presentation! Our cooking classes emphasise kitchen safety, clean workspaces, and the nutritional values of the foods we eat!

Classes offered include:

Class*

Junior Beavers

Dam Builders

Duck Busters

Activity Fee

Benny’s Kitchen (Grades K-2 & 3-5) Session 2 Session 2   $10
Chefs on the Go (Grades 3-5 & 6-8)   Session 3 Session 3 $60
Top Chef, Beaver Ed. (Grades 3-5 & 6-8)   Session 1, 4, 5 & 6 Session 1 $60

*Please note additional cooking activity fees

      Register Today!

      If you would like to register for summer camp cooking, click here!  Wondering about other class options? Visit our Summer Day Camp page.

      Benny's Kitchen (Grades K-2 & 3-5)

      Get a little taste for cooking creatively. These one-hour activities will leave you wanting to learn more about the basics of culinary arts!

      Top Chef, Beaver Ed. (Grades 3-5 and 6-8)

      Our future Top Chefs will learn the basics of food preparation, presentation, and nutrition in a hands-chefs in motionon cooking environment. Chefs will prepare healthy meals daily, including snacks and desserts!

      Chefs on the Go (Grades 3-5 and 6-8)

      By training participants to walk/run a 5k, Chefs on the Go is an overall wellness program that combines running/walking and cooking to give youth the opportunity to participate in non-competitive physical activities with a nutritional cooking component. Participants will develop culinary skills, prepare healthy foods, and learn table etiquette. Runners and walkers of all levels welcome! This session is limited to 15 participants per age group.

      Each week, the participants engage in physical activity to promote regular exercise and overall health. Then they move into the kitchen to learn cooking techniques as well as nutrition and health-conscious decision making.

      • Running/walking: Participants will run/walk as a team with the goal of completing the distance equivalent to a marathon over nine weeks of activity. Each individual will chart their first 23 miles over the course of the season, and receive free entry into a KidSpirit community 5K event to reach the 26 mile mark to complete their marathon.
      • Cooking: Through hands-on activities, participants will learn the art of recipe preparation, kitchen skills, safety, menu planning, and grocery shopping. Participants will also learn the importance of a healthy diet and well balanced meals by preparing their own meals.

      Guardians are encouraged to attend and participate with their children!

      What to Bring

      • Backpack and refillable water bottle
      • Snacks
      • Sunscreen (as needed)
      • Closed toed shoes
      • Long hair must be tied back while cooking

      The campers will cook their own lunch during their cooking classes and eat it with their classmates! Equipment is provided for camp classes; however, campers may bring their own equipment. KidSpirit will not be held liable for any loss or damage to any personal belongings. 

      Visitors

      Before visiting classes, Check-in to the KidSpirit office in Langton 125. Picture ID is required to verify any authorized guardian, pick-up, or visitor. A visitor pass will be issued and must be worn at all times during your visit. Lunch visitors can also get a visitor pass from the Lunch Boss table.

      KidSpirit reserves the right to cancel or combine classes that are below the minimum participant requirement.

       

      KidSpirit is excited to partner with the Moore Family Center for our summer cooking programs! The Moore Family Center is dedicated to helping individuals and communities live healthier through healthy foods and good nutrition. Campers will learn different cooking techniques and healthy substitutions, as well as kitchen safety and cooking skills.