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Super Foodies: Kids in the Kitchen

Posted on: August 31, 2023

Super Foodies is a culinary-focused children’s program that combines safe food-fun and learning through an interactive, team approach.

The Program

Designed for kids ages 8 to 12, this 6 week program is designed to get children excited about cooking while integrating sustainable practices and working with healthy, local ingredients. Under the guidance of experienced chefs, participants will learn essential skills that will help them to feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen. Each week will focus on key steps and recipes while exploring questions like “where does our food come from?”, “how does our food grow?”, and “what happens to the food we don’t eat?”

The program will incorporate elements of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and explore how they relate to our current food systems. This includes covering topics like nutrition, food access and security, as well as sustainability. Through reflecting on cooking techniques, habits, and practices, participants will feel empowered to continue their culinary exploration beyond the course and integrate their learnings in their day-to-day life!


This program will be run by Ryan Hughes of Grassroots Inc.

All guest chefs and class facilitators have been vetted and have their Vulnerable Sector check certificates.

All recipes included in the program are: dairy-, nut-, and gluten-free.

For more information contact events@10carden.ca.

Note that the fall 2023 program is now full. Stay tuned for 2024 registration options and dates.

Session 1

Kitchen 101 : Getting Comfortable and Staying Safe in the Kitchen!

Session One will focus on getting familiar with the kitchen and learning basic culinary skills that will be further strengthened in the following weeks. This session will be led by Ryan Hughes with guest Chef Pi Reyes of Pivate Chef.

Date: Saturday, October 14

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 2

Food Adventurers : Exploring Tastes and Textures into the Unknown!

Session Two will focus on developing a curiosity for new foods and learning how to think and speak like a chef. This session will be led by Ryan Hughes with guest Hong Hughes.

Date: Saturday, October 21

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 3

It’s All Around You : Building a Micro Farm at Home!

Session Three will focus on exploring where our food comes from and how we can build a micro farm at home. This session will be led by Ryan Hughes with guest Steve D’Alimonte of Piccolo Farms.

Date: Sunday, October 29 (*note that this session will take place on Sunday because of the 10C Anniversary Open House on Saturday October 28)

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 4

Culinary Colours : Conscious Eating!

Session Four will focus on food philosophy and the various ways we can think about food. We will discuss food associations and our relationship to food. This session will be led by Ryan Hughes.

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023 (*note that this session will take place on Sunday because of the Guelph Film Festival taking place on Saturday November 4)

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 5

Being Resourceful in the Kitchen : Making Use of What You Already Have!

Session Five will focus on how we can make the most with what we have and reduce overall food waste. This session will be led by Ryan Hughes with guest Luke Philip formerly of Delhi Street Bistro.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Session 6

Super Foodie ‘Cook-Off’ : Reviewing What We’ve Learned!

Session Six will be an opportunity for the participants to review all of the program learnings and put their new skills to the test. This session will be led by Ryan Hughes with guest Chef Hong Hughes.

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Time: 10:00AM – 1:30PM

Note that this session will be a combination of the last two sessions because of an unexpected session cancellation.


While there is no set fee to participate in this course, a contribution of $25 to $50 per course ($150 to $300 in total) is recommended. We strive to make this program available to everyone who would like to participate.

If you’d like to discuss course content, fees or any other accommodations with a staff member, please be in touch with noura@10carden.ca.

Super Foodies is offered in partnership with