Kitchen skills programs help our community members improve confidence and increase enjoyment in the preparation of nutritious and delicious food. The fact that 77% of participants have made healthy changes to their diets speaks volumes about the effectiveness of these programs. It shows that with the right knowledge, tools, and support, people can indeed make lasting, positive changes in their lives.

NEW WORKSHOP – No Barbeque / No Problem!

Tuesday June 4th, 4-6pm or Saturday June 15th, 3-5pm
Looking forward to the classic tastes of summer but lacking a barbecue? We’ve got you covered! In our upcoming workshop, The No Barbeque No Problem Workshop, we’ll cook up a storm together, crafting our very own BBQ sauce, preparing BBQ chicken in the oven, homemade burgers with our special sauce, and a potato salad to pack the meal with summer flavor. Then, we’ll sit down to savor the fruits of our labor, enjoying the meal we’ve created. Feel free to take home any leftovers, a batch of sauce and recipes for everything we’ve cooked. It’s a cooking experience you won’t want to miss!
Spots are limited to head over to Eventbrite and reserve your spot now.


These programs run in 6-8 week sessions throughout the year

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Kids Kitchen Connections is a fun and interactive cooking class designed for (junior) 8- to 10-year-olds and (senior) 11-13 year olds. Participants will gain confidence in the kitchen and make new friends while mastering practical life skills and learn about positive eating habits. 🥦🥗 We will cover a range of topics from food and kitchen safety, how food connects us, and food mapping, to creating your own recipe. We will explore the exciting world of food and share delicious meals around our community table.

Program generously sponsored by

Program generously sponsored by

NOURISH & SAVOUR: A Parent-Child Cooking Adventure

This program will be wrapping up in May 2024

Last session;

May 21st 2024

Watch for new program in the Fall!

Nourish and Savour is a drop-in hands-on food skills program for caregivers and their children. Together we will focus on planning and preparing easy family friendly meals that promote positive eating habits.

Little chefs are encouraged to participate alongside their parents and caregivers. For infants/children that are not helping in the kitchen a play area is available that is monitored by EarlyON staff and volunteers from the Local.

Cooking class participants are invited to arrive from 9:45 am to get settled in. At 10 am, we will go over the recipes together and with the guidance of the Kitchen Skills Educator, work as a team to create a delicious community meal.

If you are unable to commit to the cooking class component, you are invited to join us for the meal!! Feel free to drop in any time after 10:15 am to socialize with other parents and enjoy the community lunch! Lunch is served between 12pm to 12:30pm.

This is a drop-in program.

No registration is required.

Kitchen Skills Workshops 

Our Lead Chef is busy cooking up new ideas for Kitchen Skills Workshops.

These programs will bring people together to cook new recipes, try new flavours, and have fun working as a team in the kitchen using healthy food as the key ingredient to learning, building skills, and connecting with others.

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“There’s so much I’ve learned from different programs. Doing something different. Trying foods I’d never tried because I didn’t know how to cook them or what they tasted like.”

A Community Member • The Local CFC, Stratford