​Cooking Camps​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Kids Cooking Courses
We  offers cooking camps for kids and teens. Our camps are a series of hands-on cooking classes that are engaging from start to finish.
Our Chef Instructors and Professional Home Economists will teach the basics of food preparation, kitchen safety and cooking techniques to create tasty dishes from scratch.
Participants will enjoy the dishes they make for lunch and will be able to take extras and recipe packages home to share with their families at the end of each class. Every camp is sure to reveal your child’s inner chef.
 
 

 

For Downtown Learning Centre and Park Location

 
PD Day: Cozy Canadiana (For Ages 9-12)  - Downtown Learning Centre only
Junior chefs can get into comfort food mode with this PD Day Camp focused on Canadian winter classics. Kids will learn how to make their own from-scratch Canadian bacon mac and cheese and Pouding chômeur, perfect for warming up on a cold winter day.
Date: Friday, February 1
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $110
 
PD Day: Mexican Fiesta! (Ages 9-12) - Downtown Learning Centre only
Love tacos? Learn how to make the tacos you love along with fresh, hand-rolled tortillas. Campers will also get to explore a variety of easy to make Mexican recipes including spiced chicken and sweet, cinnamon churros.
Date: Friday, February 15
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $110
 
PD Day: Bring On Breakfast! (Ages 9-12) - ATCO Park only
Kids will learn how to make the most important meal of the day at this hands-on PD Day Camp. In addition to basic bacon and eggs, we’ll teach kids how to expand their breakfast options, giving them an appreciation for dishes like Eggs Benedict, frittatas and creamy yogurt parfaits.
Date: Friday, February 15
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $110
 
PD Day: Family Feast (Ages 9-12) - ATCO Park only
Kids don’t need to sit and watch as their parents prepare for a family gathering. At this PD Day Camp, young cooking enthusiasts will learn how to cook dishes for your next family get-together. The whole family will be wowed by their recipes for a whole roasted chicken with buttermilk biscuits and crispy skinned potatoes.
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $110
 
PD Day: Awesome Indian Food (Ages 9-12) - Downtown Learning Centre only
Do you have curry-loving kids in your house? Young chefs will learn how to make their favourite Indian dishes at this hands-on PD Day class, including homemade naan bread and cucumber raita.
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $110
 
PD Day: Healthy Food, Healthy Kids (Ages 9-12) -  ATCO Park only
Parenting experts say that kids are more likely to eat healthy food if they make it themselves, so why not sign your kids up for this PD Day Camp that’s all about healthy takes on kid-friendly food? Kids will learn about the nutritional value of lean meats and fresh veggies and will make dishes like a tasty vegetable Minestrone and banana oat muffins.
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $110
 
PD Day: Junior Japanese (Ages 9-12) -  Downtown Learning Centre
Young sushi fans will love this PD Day class, which focuses on easy-to-make Japanese food, including sushi. Kids will learn the basics of Japanese flavours and get tips on how to roll their own sushi.
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $110
 
Spring Break: Food Truck Frenzy (Ages 9-12)ATCO Park and Downtown Learning Centre
What kid doesn’t love a food truck? Students can spend their spring break learning how to make their favourite food truck snacks, representing street food from around the world. Get ready for calzones, potato pancakes, tandoori chicken wraps and other tasty treats.
Date: Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $550
 
 
 

Calgary Summer Cooking Camps (Ages 9-12) 

 

THEMES:

Across the Oceans: Eating Around the World
At this immersive camp, kids will take a virtual culinary trip around the world as they explore the foods of the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean and the islands of the Caribbean. We’ll learn about new flavours and ingredients as we make delicacies like samosas, chicken tagine, sushi, baklava and much more.

Back to Basics: Mastering Kitchen Skills
You can’t paint a masterpiece if you don’t know the basics. In this interactive camp, kids will learn all of the basic skills they need to be masters in the kitchen. Each day, campers will tackle a different set of kitchen skills, gaining the knowledge needed to become a truly proficient cook. Along the way, kids will test their new skills making muffins, salads, bread and other delicious goodies.

Farm to Table
“Farm to table” has become a buzz-term in restaurants, but what does it really mean? At this unique camp, we’ll explore the different areas of farming, including grains, meat and poultry, vegetables and more. Campers will use farm-fresh ingredients to make dishes like muffins, meatball subs and poutine. The week will end with a visit to a working farm, so kids can see first-hand where their food comes from.
 

ATCO Park Summer Camp Schedule:

Across the Oceans: Eating Around the World: Tuesday, July 2 - Friday, July 5 (4 Day Camp): $440
Across the Oceans: Eating Around the World: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12: $550
Across the Oceans: Eating Around the World: Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19: $550
Across the Oceans: Eating Around the World: Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26: $550
Across the Oceans: Eating Around the World: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2: $550
 
Back to Basics: Mastering Kitchen Skills: Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30: $550

Downtown Learning Centre Summer Camp Schedule:

Back to Basics: Mastering Kitchen Skills: Tuesday, July 2 - Friday, July 5 (4 Day Camp): $440
Back to Basics: Mastering Kitchen Skills: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12: $550
Back to Basics: Mastering Kitchen Skills: Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19: $550
Back to Basics: Mastering Kitchen Skills: Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26: $550
Back to Basics: Mastering Kitchen Skills: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2: $550
 
 
Across the Oceans: Eating Around the World: Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23: $550
Across the Oceans: Eating Around the World: Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30: $550
 


 
TO REGISTER IN A COOKING CAMP, CALL 403-245-7630 OR 
Cooking classes 
 
 

 
 

 
  All Kids Camps are for Ages 9-12
 
PD Day: Kids’ Valentine’s Day Dinner
The quickest way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach! Kids will learn how to treat the ones they love the most at this fun hands-on PD Day class. The star of the class’s menu is a classic and elegant chicken cordon bleu, guaranteed to impress both friends and family.
Date: Friday, February 1
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
 
PD Day: Asian Appetizers
Do your kids’ mouths water at the thought of restaurant favourites like pork dumplings and green onion cakes? At this hands-on class, they’ll spend their time learning how to make their favourite Asian appetizers—no take-out menu required. 
Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
 
PD Day: Mediterranean Menu
Countries of the Mediterranean—like Italy, Greece and Spain—represent some of the greatest food in the world. In this hands-on class, kids will learn how to cook with the flavours of the Mediterranean to make delectable dishes like a classic greek spanakopita. 
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Spring Break: Beyond Basic Breakfasts
Kids will get to up their game when it comes to the most important meal of the day at this tasty half-day camp. Young cooks will learn to think beyond simple bacon and eggs with more complicated breakfast fare, like our filling Southwest breakfast wraps.
Date: Monday, March 25
Time: 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Spring Break: Diverse Dumplings 
Most cuisines feature some kind of dumpling variation—there’s something so appealing about those delicious morsels of dough. In this hands-on class, kids will learn how to master a variety of different dumpling dishes, including delicious Asian-style pork dumplings.
Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Spring Break: Pizza (And Flatbread) Party!
Kids will learn the difference between a flatbread and a pizza and then roll up their sleeves to make their own perfect pizza dough from scratch. We’ll make a unique spanakopita pizza and kids can also get creative with different sauces and toppings.
Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Spring Break: Time for Tacos!
Tacos may just be the perfect food: they’re filling, they’re flavourful and (perhaps most importantly) you eat them with your hands. Budding Mexican chefs will love this hands-on camp, where they’ll learn how to make their own tortillas, pico de gallo and other fixin’s for the ultimate gourmet tacos.
Date: Thursday, March 28
Time: 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Young food lovers can get their bake on at this fun hands-on half-day camp. Learn the fundamentals of successful baking and walk away with some delicious homemade treats. 
Date: Friday, March 29
Time: 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
 
 
Edmonton Summer Cooking Camps (Ages 9-12) 
 JULY:
 
 
Gnocchi are bite-sized Italian dumplings that are served much like pasta and they’re surprisingly fun and easy for kids to make. In this class, students will make tender potato gnocchi from scratch with homemade sauce and a classic Italian salad.
Date: Monday, July 8
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60

Next-Level Cakes
Ready to go beyond basic white or chocolate cakes? In this half-day class, kids will learn about the diverse world of cake and how to master basic decorating techniques. Participants will take on sweet creations like s’more cupcakes and grapefruit chiffon cake. Best of all, finished treats can be taken home to share.
Date: Tuesday, July 9
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Asian Appetizers
So many kids love classic Asian appetizers like green onion cakes, salad rolls with peanut sauce, and pork dumplings. At this half-day camp, they’ll learn how to make their restaurant favourites on their own for a takeout-free meal.
Date: Wednesday, July 10
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Explore both the art and science of cookie baking at this fun and delicious half-day camp. Campers will learn some baking basics and work to create spectacular rainbow squares, whoopie pies and macaroons. Kids will leave with all the skills they need to be the stars of their next school bake sale.
Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Tacos are on trend, for good reason — they’re delicious, easy to make and, best of all, you can eat them with your hands! Campers will learn how to make their own homemade flour tortillas, a tasty beef taco filling and all the necessary toppings for a true taco fiesta.
Date: Friday, July 12
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60

Breadmaking Basics
Making your own bread is one of the most satisfying things to do in the kitchen. In this camp, kids will learn the basics of breadmaking and how to make some delicious bread-based creations, like jiffy cinnamon buns, whole wheat honey buns and homemade pizza dough.
Date: Monday, July 15
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
Nothing says summer like a juicy barbecued burger. In this half-day camp, kids will learn how to make homemade patties to suit a variety of tastes (including a vegetarian black bean burger), as well as a healthy side dish and banana splits for dessert.
Date: Tuesday, July 16
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60

Lasagna From Scratch
Lasagna is the perfect dish for a kid to make when it’s their turn to make family dinner: it takes some time to make, but it's hearty, delicious and loved by just about everyone. In this half-day camp, kids will learn to prepare their own lasagna dinner, complete with a homemade Caesar salad.
Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60

The Whole Wide World of Pies (and Tarts)
Pies and tarts are more diverse than you may think! In this fun half-day camp, kids will explore both sweet and savoury pies and tarts, making a mini shepherd’s pie, shortbread banoffee tarts and a tasty cream pie.
Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Canadian Cuisine
The food of Canada is as diverse as the people who live here. Kids can get patriotic in this half-day camp as they make some iconic Canadian dishes like bannock, beef kebabs, butter tart squares and, of course, a classic poutine!
Date: Friday, July 19
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
All About Breakfast
If your kids’ breakfast-making skills are limited to toast or cold cereal, this is the half-day camp for them! Kids will learn how to get creative with the most important meal of the day, learning how to make dishes like multigrain cinnamon pancakes, southwestern breakfast wraps and tasty ham and egg cups.
Date: Monday, July 22
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Pastry Creations
Mastering the art of pastry will do wonders for a young baker’s confidence! This half-day camp focuses on varieties of rich and buttery pastry as used in sweet or savoury treats like apple strudel, sausage rolls and fluffy cream puffs.
Date: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
A Taste of Germany
Guten tag! Join us to explore the rich and delicious history of traditional German cuisine. Campers will explore a wide range of German cooking techniques, making favourites like schnitzel, spaetzle with green beans and delectable soft pretzels.
Date: Wednesday, July 24
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Tasty Quick Breads
The term “quick bread” may not sound exciting, but this category includes so many satisfying snacks that are surprisingly easy to make. Junior bakers will work their way through tasty breakfast scones, banana chocolate chip muffins and other irresistible treats.
Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Mexican Quesadillas
What kid doesn’t love quesadillas? In this half-day camp, campers won’t just learn how to make their own chicken or beef quesadillas, but they’ll also make their own tortillas from scratch as the basis of a fun Mexican fiesta.
Date: Friday, July 26
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60



 AUGUST:

Gnocchi are bite-sized Italian dumplings that are served much like pasta and they’re surprisingly fun and easy for kids to make. In this class, students will make tender potato gnocchi from scratch with homemade sauce and a classic Italian salad.
Date: Tuesday, August 6
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60

Next-Level Cakes
Ready to go beyond basic white or chocolate cakes? In this half-day class, kids will learn about the diverse world of cake and how to master basic decorating techniques. Participants will take on sweet creations like s’more cupcakes and grapefruit chiffon cake. Best of all, finished treats can be taken home to share.
Date: Wednesday, August 7
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
 
So many kids love classic Asian appetizers like green onion cakes, salad rolls with peanut sauce, and pork dumplings. At this half-day camp, they’ll learn how to make their restaurant favourites on their own for a takeout-free meal.
Date: Thursday, August 8
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Tacos are on trend, for good reason — they’re delicious, easy to make and, best of all, you can eat them with your hands! Campers will learn how to make their own homemade flour tortillas, a tasty beef taco filling and all the necessary toppings for a true taco fiesta.
Date: Friday, August 9
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60

Breadmaking Basics
Making your own bread is one of the most satisfying things to do in the kitchen. In this camp, kids will learn the basics of breadmaking and how to make some delicious bread-based creations, like jiffy cinnamon buns, whole wheat honey buns and homemade pizza dough.
Date: Monday, August 12
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Backyard Burgers
Nothing says summer like a juicy barbecued burger. In this half-day camp, kids will learn how to make homemade patties to suit a variety of tastes (including a vegetarian black bean burger), as well as a healthy side dish and banana splits for dessert.
Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
Explore both the art and science of cookie baking at this fun and delicious half-day camp. Campers will learn some baking basics and work to create spectacular rainbow squares, whoopie pies and macaroons. Kids will leave with all the skills they need to be the stars of their next school bake sale.
Date: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Farm to Table
To fully understand our food, we need to know where the raw ingredients came from. It’s with that in mind that we’re proud to present our full-day Farm to Table camp. Campers will visit a local farm in the morning and then come back to BFK in the afternoon to whip up some dishes with farm-fresh ingredients.
Date: Thursday, August 15 OR Friday, August 16
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $110
 
If your kids’ breakfast-making skills are limited to toast or cold cereal, this is the half-day camp for them! Kids will learn how to get creative with the most important meal of the day, learning how to make dishes like multigrain cinnamon pancakes, southwestern breakfast wraps and tasty ham and egg cups.
Date: Monday, August 19
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Mastering the art of pastry will do wonders for a young baker’s confidence! This half-day camp focuses on varieties of rich and buttery pastry as used in sweet or savoury treats like apple strudel, sausage rolls and fluffy cream puffs.
Date: Tuesday, August 20
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
A Taste of Germany
Guten tag! Join us to explore the rich and delicious history of traditional German cuisine. Campers will explore a wide range of German cooking techniques, making favourites like schnitzel, spaetzle with green beans and delectable soft pretzels.
Date: Wednesday, August 21
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Tasty Quick Breads
The term “quick bread” may not sound exciting, but this category includes so many satisfying snacks that are surprisingly easy to make. Junior bakers will work their way through tasty breakfast scones, banana chocolate chip muffins and other irresistible treats.
Date: Thursday, August 22
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 
Mexican Quesadillas
What kid doesn’t love quesadillas? In this half-day camp, campers won’t just learn how to make their own chicken or beef quesadillas, but they’ll also make their own tortillas from scratch as the basis of a fun Mexican fiesta.
Date: Friday, August 23
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cost: $60
 

TO REGISTER IN A COOKING CAMP, CALL 780-420-7282 OR

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Last updated on February 15, 2019