Kids in the Kitchen
Kids in the Kitchen are hands-on cooking and baking classes for kids in Newmarket between the ages of 7 and 12. In these classes, kids have the opportunity to work alongside York Region Food Network’s Community Food Animator to learn chopping skills, safe food handling and how to make basic culinary dishes from scratch. As a result of this program, children will benefit from:
- Increased confidence in the kitchen
- Increased food literacy
- Reduced social isolation
- Meeting new friends
- Having fun with food
- Trying new fruits and vegetables
- Sharing food and recipes with their family
Workshops will be offered at York Region Food Network’s kitchen space in Aurora in the evenings and/or on PA Days. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about where food comes from with trips to YRFN’s
Aurora Community Garden.
High school students in Newmarket can also benefit from volunteer opportunities associated with the Kids in the Kitchen classes.
Funded by Newmarket, ON (February 2023)