Kids Can Cook Program​​​​

 

School Programs at ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen 


Kids Can Cook is designed to accommodate a maximum of 28 participants at one time and takes about three hours to complete. The program covers a variety of topics in a fully interactive format. Please read these important considerations for participating in the Kids Can Cook program.

Learning Activities

The Kids Can Cook program consists of four learning activities. Each activity is designed to engage students for approximately 20 minutes.   

Booking and Fees

Teachers must register their classroom to attend the hands-on cooking class. Space is limited and bookings are determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost: $10 + gst per student

Schools are responsible for arranging their own transportation.

Scheduling

Programs run on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings only (approximately 3 hours), and lunch is served.

Location

Kids Can Cook runs at the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Learning Centre in Calgary, Alberta, at 909 11th Avenue S.W. Get directions.
Our Learning Centre is wheelchair accessible and our instructors are all certified in First Aid.
 
If a student(s) within the class requires additional attention or has special needs, please ensure that the appropriate support is provided to properly accommodate the student. 
All course materials and programs are in English. Please make us aware of any ESL (English as a second language) student(s) in your class. 
Transportation to and from the Calgary Learning Centre is the sole responsibility of the School to organize logistics (inclusive of securing the bus).

For bus drop-off, participants are required to be dropped-off and picked-up on the east side of the building along 8th Street, just south of 11th Avenue. This map highlights the appropriate drop-off zone.
 
This location has been selected for easy access and to ensure the safety of all of our participants when arriving and leaving our Learning Centre. 
Teachers are required to be in attendance with students. Student behaviour is the responsibility of the teacher in attendance, and not that of the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Chef Instructors.
 
Please ensure all attendees wear closed-toe shoes and ensure long hair is tied back for safety when working in the kitchen.
 
The ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen is NOT an allergy free zone. If you have specific concerns regarding a student’s allergies, please contact us at (403) 245-7630. 
Our team of professional Chef Instructors will be here to welcome you and guide you through the day’s events. We do, however, recommend bringing a few extra hands. Teachers are responsible for coordinating parent volunteers in accordance to their school policy.  
 

Registration

We are only able to host Grade 5 students.
The program only runs on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.).

Each session can only have a maximum number of 28 students, there will not be any exceptions to this number. We want to ensure the students get the full attention of our Chef Instructors and also want to ensure full safety measures are followed.
 
  • There will be a charge of $10 + gst per student (due 3 weeks before your scheduled date)
  • Final numbers and allergy information will be due 4 weeks before your scheduled date
  • Invoices will be emailed upon receiving final numbers, and payment will be due 3 weeks before your scheduled date
  • Failure to pay 3 weeks prior to your scheduled date will result in cancellation of your class booking(s).”
 
Click here to download a copy of the 2017 - 2018 program brochure. Registration will open Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. on our online store​.

Other Details

No cell phones or electronic devices (i.e. iPods, laptops, tablets, etc.) by teachers, volunteers or students are permitted to be used during the duration of the class program.



The Healthy Kids Can Cook in-School Field Trip is designed to cater to a maximum of 28 participants at one time and takes about two hours to complete. The program covers a variety of topics in a fully interactive format. Please read these important considerations for participating in the Kids Can Cook program.
 

Learning Activities

 
ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen believes in empowering students with the knowledge of healthy eating, basic cooking skills, and kitchen safety information for lifelong wellness.  Through interactive two hour in-class sessions, our team of Community Educators will teach students about the nutrients in their food, what different nutrients do in the body and the importance of eating a healthy, balanced diet.  We then apply this information by teaching students to make simple healthy snacks through a combination of demonstration and hands on activities.  Students will leave having learned new kitchen skills, tried new foods and gained knowledge in the importance of fuelling their bodies with nutritious food.  We strive to include information and skills outlined in the Alberta Learning Health and Life Skills Curriculum.  All food and materials will be provided, and all activities are designed to be carried out in a standard classroom (no kitchen required). 
 

Booking and Fees

 
Teachers must register their classroom to attend the hands-on cooking class. Space is limited and bookings are determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Cost: $10 + gst per student
 

Scheduling

 
Programs run on Tuesday and Wednesdays for approximately two hours.
 

Location

 
Healthy Kids Can Cook In-School field trips take place right in the classroom.  No need to book transportation off-site, we bring all materials and supplies to you and teach students in their regular learning space.
 

Language

 
All course materials and programs are in English. Please make us aware of any ESL (English as a second language) student(s) in your class.
 

Teacher Responsibilities

 
Teachers must be present during the session and actively supervising and managing behaviour of students.  Students will be using knives, and other kitchen utensils.
To ensure safety measures are met, we ask that teachers are 100% attentive and cell phone or computer use, and visits outside of classroom are kept to a minimum while the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Instructors are teaching.

Teachers are expected to identify all allergies or foods that must be avoided for religious or cultural purposes ahead of the session

Teachers should ensure students are prepared for the class by having long hair tied back, loose or baggy sleeves pushed up have all students wearing closed toed shoes. 
If necessary, teachers should inform instructors of any students with special needs or behavioural issues and identify strategies for creating an inclusive environment for these students.
 

Parent Volunteers

 
We will be sending out a minimum of two instructors to your classroom to teach our sessions. Parent volunteers are not required; however, teachers are welcome to recruit volunteers if desired. 
 

Registration

 
We cater our program to grades 3-6.
 
The program only runs on Tuesday and Wednesday’s from either 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m. Times will be determined by ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s program coordinator based off a selection of dates chosen by the teacher.  If schools are booking more than one classroom to participate in the program, we will do our best to schedule two classes in the same day (a morning and afternoon time slot) and any additional classes on consecutive days. 
 
  • There will be a charge of $10 + gst per student
  • Final numbers and allergy information will be due 2 weeks before your scheduled date
  • Invoices will be emailed upon receiving final numbers, and payment will be due within 30 days or receiving this invoice

 

Click here to download a copy of the 2017 - 2018 booking instructions. Registration forms can be found here.

 

Other Details

 
No cell phones or electronic devices (i.e. iPods, laptops, tablets, etc.) by teachers, volunteers or students are permitted to be used during the duration of the class program.
 

 


2017 - 2018 Registration


Registration for the 2017 - 2018 Kids Can Cook School Program (Calgary) is now closed. To be placed on the waitlist please contact Debbie Ducommun at Debbie.Ducommun@atco.com or call 403.245.7630.

 
Last updated on October 20, 2017