Classes and Programs

Participation Details

Participation Details

  • Booking and Registration

    Registrations are accepted online, in person, or over the phone. Payment can be made with VISA or Mastercard and full payment must be made at the time of registration. Prices published do not include GST.

    How to Register: 
    Register Online 
    By Phone: 403-245-7630
    In person: ATCO Park, Commons Building, 5302 Forand Street SW

    Maximum Booking Size:
    We cannot accommodate bookings for groups of more than 11 people on a published class. For group bookings of 12 or more people please visit the Private Events page for more information. 

    Inclusion:
    Our classes strive to be an inclusive environment for all. Please make us aware of any disabilities or behavioural needs that may affect your participation. Registration is required for all individuals attending classes at ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen including Personal Support Workers. Please contact us if you require further information. While our goal is inclusive participation at Kids Cooking Camps, there are times when a child requires more support than our current ratios are able to provide. Therefore, ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen welcomes the opportunity for parents to send a support person to accompany the child. Please contact us if you require further information.

     

  • Attendance of Minors

    The ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen periodically offers cooking camps for children aged 9-12 years old. To attend these classes, we will need a participation form signed by a parent or guardian, which will be emailed out approximately 5 days prior to the first day of the camp. Children under the age of 9 are strictly not permitted in the facility.

    For our standard Hands-On, Lunch ‘N Learn, and Chef’s Table classes attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. For safety reasons, the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen must be made aware in advance of any minors in attendance of a cooking class.

  • Dietary Restrictions

    Our guests remain our top priority and we apologize for any inconvenience our dietary restrictions policies may cause. Our Blue Flame Kitchen staff will be more than happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. 

    Lunch ‘N Learn and Hands-On:

    Guests attending Lunch 'N Learn or Hands-On classes who have food allergies/restrictions will not be fully accommodated. Guests will receive a designated "ALLERGY MEAL" which will be vegan, gluten free and dairy free, and may not reflect the theme of the class. If a guest's allergy is not applicable to the class menu, they will receive the regular menu planned for the class. 

    Chef’s Table:

    Please ensure you have identified all allergies and dietary restrictions. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the food preparation for our classes, we are unable to make substitutions for themed dishes. However, we will ensure that you are served food that is safe for you, but it may not reflect the theme of the class. Allergies must be noted at the time of the registration.

    Kids Camps:

    Unfortunately, due to the volume of the recipe’s children will be making during the camp we are unable to accommodate any food allergies or dietary restrictions. If your child has a food allergy that you believe will restrict what they are able to eat during the camp (snacks and lunch), we advise that they bring a bagged lunch. 

    While the recipes prepared during camps will be nut-free, due to the nature of our facility, the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen cannot guarantee that there will be no exposure to nut products or other allergens.

  • Cancellation

    A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required to cancel your registration and receive a full refund. After this time, your registration is final. If you are unable to attend the class you may choose to send someone in your place, please call in advance to make us aware of the change.

    If you are a booking a group of 6 or more people, please call 403 245 7630 to register. Please note we require a minimum 7 business days’ notice to cancel in order to receive a refund.

    A minimum of 10 business days’ notice is required to cancel Kids Cooking Camps registrations. After this time registration is final and you will no longer be able to receive a refund.

    If registration for a class is less than 12 people, we reserve the right to cancel the class to ensure participants enjoy the very best experience possible. We will make every effort to contact guests in advance and will offer you an opportunity to re-book for another class or provide a full refund.

  • Locations

    Calgary

    Address: 5302 Forand Street SW

    Located right off of Crowchild Trail and 50h Ave SW
    Enter the Commons Building from either the North or South entrances, walk towards the centre of the Commons space and you will find our learning centre.

    Parking is available in the North and South lots. If those lots are full proceed to the East side where you will find an entrance to underground parking. There is visitor parking available underground, if you park underground please register your car with concierge. There is also street parking along the West side of the building.

    Edmonton

    Address: 10035-105 Street NW

    Main Floor, ATCO Centre

    Enter the Blue Flame Kitchen from the lobby of the ATCO Centre through the West facing doors. Our reception is located to the right of the main entrance through the glass door.

    Parking is available at the Impark lots across the street or down the block from the ATCO Centre.

  • FAQs

    What should I wear?

    Hands-On Cooking Classes:

    Low-heeled, close-toed shoes are required for full participation in a hands-on cooking class. Individuals will be limited to observing if they are wearing open-toed shoes, including flip-flops and sandals.

    Participants must wear garments that will not interfere with food preparation or pose a hazard when working on a gas cooking surface. No loose or flowing sleeves, please.

    An apron will be provided to each participant during the class.

    Participants with long hair must have it tied back during class.

    Demonstration Cooking Class:

    We recommend comfortable clothing and do not have any further requirements simply for observing.   

     

    What is the format of your classes?

    Hands-On: These are full participation classes. Registrants take part in techniques and preparing the menu items. Registrants will be standing at burner stations and butcher block for up to 2 hours. Hands-On classes are limited to 18 people. Kids Camps are limited to 24 people.

    Demonstration: Designed as an observation class, registrants watch while chefs walk through the recipes and cooking techniques. Lunch ‘N Learn classes are limited to 36 people. Chef’s tables are limited to 18 people.

     

    How long are classes?

    Classes vary in length depending on the format Classes run anywhere from 1 hour to 4 hours. Times are denoted in the class description.

     

    Age requirements?

    Most classes are age 16 and up. Minors (ages 9-16) can attend our classes but they must be accompanied by a paying adult. Some adult classes will be restricted to 18 and up, this will be denoted in the class description.

    Kids class are limited to children between the ages of 9 and 12.

     

    How many people can I book online?

    Groups of from 1 – 6 people can make a booking online. Groups from 6 – 11 people need to call 403 245 7630 and make a booking over the telephone so that we are able to denote the large group in the class. Groups of 12 people or more please visit our Private Events page for more information.

     

    Is the facility handicap accessible?

    Our facility is handicap accessible with handicap accessible doors and washrooms and adjustments can be made to accommodate those who have accessibility needs.

     

    Is there parking available?

    Parking is available at both of our locations. In Calgary parking is available in the North and South lots. If those lots are full proceed to the East side where you will find an entrance to underground parking. There is visitor parking available underground, if you park underground please register your car with concierge. There is also street parking along the West side of the building.

    In Edmonton parking is available at the Impark lots across the street or down the block from the ATCO Centre.