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Super Foodies Returns: Kids in the Kitchen

Posted on: June 1, 2024

Super Foodies returns to the Nourish Kitchen this fall!

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!

Details

This program will be run by some of the wonderful chefs and food entrepreneurs at the Nourish Kitchen.

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.

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.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

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. 

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2024

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

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. 

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2024

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

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.

Date: Saturday November 9, 2024

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

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. 

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2024

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

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. 

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2024

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Price

The cost to run the program is $500 for each participant. 10C works to find ways to subsidize Super Foodies as we strive to make this program available to everyone who would like to participate. We offer sliding scale payments with a recommendation of $250 to $350 for this 6 week program.  We always appreciate additional pay-it-forward donations added on to program payments to help make Super Foodies accessible to more kids.

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

10C is grateful for the support of The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph in making the Super Foodies program affordable for more kids in Guelph.

A group of children in aprons standing in a commercial kitchen with two chefs