The Chef Upstairs


cooking classes




The Kid's Cooking Classes at Toronto's "The Chef Upstairs" are all about fun.

8 Weeks - Starting on April 1, 2017 ...until June 3, 2017



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  • Children will learn the basics of food preparation, kitchen safety, cooking and baking techniques, measuring, knife skills, healthy eating but most of all, they'll learn how to have fun creating and enjoying delicious food.
  • It's Toronto's best hands-on entertaining and interactive cooking experience for children.
  • Your budding little chef is sure to enjoy the world of "sticky fingers" and they may even make dinner for you one day!

What Do We Offer in our Kid's Cooking Classes?

  • There are themed classes on Saturdays during fall, winter and spring
  • Week-long camp sessions at Christmas Break, March Break and during the summer vacation period.

Testimonials From our Jr. Chefs - click here

The Chef Upstairs is 100% nut and peanut free. We take pride in being allergy aware, so if your child has other allergies, be sure to let us know.

COST - $525 plus HST for the 8-class series or

$75 per class plus HST




SPRING 2017 - Kids Cooking class Program

Saturday April 1st to June 3rd

  • Classes are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each Saturday
  • Parents may drop off or stay and watch
  • Your choice - book the 8 week program or pay by the class
  • No class on Family Day Weekend - February 18th
  • Age Group: Grade 1 to Grade 8
  • Back for our 9th year, our Kids Cooking Class program is a "hands-on" experience that has been designed to get our Jr. Chefs comfortable in the kitchen, try new foods and most of all inspire kitchen creativity.
  • Kids will learn to make all of the recipes from scratch, learn to use a variety of utensils, learn kitchen safety and hygiene, how to properly measure dry and liquid ingredients, how to follow a recipe, table etiquette and much more.
  • Kids will enjoy the dishes they make at the end of each class or take them home.
  • This program will equip your child with the skills to make meals from scratch and select the ingredients that they need to make healthy choices and tasty food for the whole family.
  • Hands-on, maximum 12 kids per class.




  • April 1 – Let's Get Started - week one is get acquainted with the kitchen. The kids will cut up fruit and vegetables and make a few dips that are tasty and healthy! Skills Learned: using knives, measuring, cutting up vegetables and fruits; making yogurt fruit dip; pineapple cream cheese dip
  • April 8 - More Fun with Fondant - Let's bake cup cakes from scratch and decorate like a pro with fondant
  • April 15 - Easter - no class
  • April 22 - Italian Day - in todays class they will make pasta from scratch which they will use to make their own personal lasagna with a delicious tomato sauce. Skills Learned – mixing and measuring ingredients for pasta and tomato sauce; using the pasta roller and stand mixer
  • April 29 - Treats from Thailand - Chef Gaetano just returned from a month in Thailand and he will be teaching you to make some of his favourite street food. Thai Green Curry with Chicken; Vietnamese Street Vendor Fried Rice with Crispy Pork and Thai Gluay Buadt Chee - Stewed Bananas in coconut Cream. Skills Learned: measuring, chopping, hand rolling, making soba noodles
  • May 6 - Mexican Day - grilled fish tacos are very popular and very tasty. They will also make quesadillas and tortillas &salsa from scratch. Skills Learned - grilling fish, chopping, measuring, mixing and making churro batter, frying churros
  • May 13 - Mother's Day Brunch – Surprise your mother on Mother's Day with a special menu just for her! Skills Learned - poaching perfect eggs, making crepe batter, making crepes in a non-tick pan, whipping cream.
  • May 20 - Victoria Day Weekend - No Class
  • May 27 - BBQ Fun for Kids – the kids will make their own slider buns from scratch; home made beef and chicken sliders and sweet potato fries. Skills Learned – making bread dough and baking buns, mixing burger ingredients, grilling burgers and baking fries.
  • June 3 - Iron Chef Grand Finale - this is always a surprise. It will be a fun class that will challenge the kids to use all of the skills that they have learned in the previous 7 weeks.

COST - $525 plus HST for the 8-class series or

$75 per class plus HST

Children's Camps at The Chef Upstairs (click)

Children's Birthday Parties at The Chef Upstairs (click)