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Growing Chefs! Ontario is excited to invite you into our Headquarters - an iconic destination for food education and exploration! We have created a spectacular culinary adventure just for YOU! This experience is based on our children's programming where participants explore how our food system works through the largest school-based food education project in Ontario.
Through this tremendously unique experience you will COOK your way through an extensive tour of London and Middlesex County.
Led by the award-winning Growing Chefs! Ontario Chef Team, you will improve your culinary skills using seasonal ingredients and products from unique local farms and producers. The Experience will showcase wildcrafted foods, invasive species, and native Ontario plants while keeping a strong focus on sustainable sourcing and zero-waste.
You will receive a digital recipe package featuring a detailed local food map of our region connecting you to one-of-a-kind local farms, artisans and retailers, as well as some of our favourite local hiking and nature trails!
DATE: September 12
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Harvesting ingredients from our beautiful Learning Garden
Learning new recipes during a hands-on cooking class lead by our Chef team
Preparing an unforgettable meal, from start to finish, in our beautiful Outdoor Wood Fire Oven
Exploring how food is the fuel for our local economy, ecology and our community’s health
Learning how Growing Chefs! business model is helping to change the way we teach our community's children to develop healthy relationships with food
CHEF: The Growing Chefs! Team
MENU: Our menu will incorporate the freshest local ingredients.
DIETARY FLAGS: If you have ANY dietary restrictions or allergies PLEASE contact us in advance of the event so that we may accommodate appropriately.
REGISTRATION: First come, first served. We limit each class to 14.
WHAT TO BRING: Hair tie for long hair and comfortable closed-toed shoes; we will provide you with an apron while you work!
MORE INFORMATION: Our bar will be open for the duration of the class, we accept cash, debit and credit. Washrooms are located on the second floor (only accessible by stairs.) Please arrive 10 minutes before the class start time.
CANCELLATION: Refunds available only until 1 week prior to the Experience.