VIRTUAL FALL CULINARY ACADEMY

ROOKS TO COOKS VIRTUAL CULINARY ACADEMY 

Our virtual culinary academy was built to teach our students foundational culinary knowledge and skills in a fun, engaging and interactive way.  

All programs are conducted LIVE on Zoom by our experienced and passionate chef instructors. Through step-by-step instruction, your chef-to-be will learn valuable life and cooking skills as they cook their way through 5-star menus inspired by the season. While learning and practicing new culinary skills, their chefs will also share industry knowledge and theory promoting a holistic learning environment.

Zoom links, consolidated shopping lists, recipes, equipment needs, and set up instructions will be sent 1 week before your course. All savoury recipes will yield 4 servings to help with family meal prep!

Whether your child is a beginner looking to get the basics down or a budding chef eager to expand their recipe repertoire, build on their current foundation of knowledge and take their skills to the next level, Rooks to Cooks has a program for them. 

The recipes featured are optimal for teaching fundamental culinary knowledge and skills such as measuring, mixing, whisking, assembly, knife skills, stove top cooking, baking and more! Recipes have also been carefully selected to minimize the use of high risk equipment when possible in order to prioritize your child’s safety and encourage independence in the program. Every week students will learn to work with new equipment and ingredients, exposing your child to a large array of kitchen tools and flavours.  

Through their participation your child will become more independent, self-sufficient, confident and eager to continue cooking at home.  

 

 

 

All recipes have vegetarian and nut free alternatives. 

Most recipes also have gluten-free and vegan substitutions. All substitutions are pre-listed in your program package.

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ALL PROGRAMS INCLUDE

  • 1:10 Chef to student ratio
  • Digital recipe booklet
  • Recipies, consolodated shopping lists, equipment needs and set up instructions sent 1 week before first class
  • Some parental supervision recommended (student dependant)

Our professional uniform (chef coat, apron & specialty cut resistant glove) is ONLY $25.00 plus tax

CURB SIDE PICK UP AND DELIVERY OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE GTA AT CHECK OUT

2021 FALL VIRTUAL ACADEMY CALENDAR

2021 VIRTUAL ACADEMY OFFERINGS:

ALL OF THE COURSES LISTED BELOW TAKE PLACE ONCE A WEEK FOR 8 WEEKS

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                **All Recipes have Vegetarian, Nut Free, Gluten Free Alternatives** 

Delectable Dinners (Ages 7+)

$280.00/8 weeks (2hrs)

Delectable Dinners is the best of both worlds! A fun after-school program designed to teach your child fundamental life and cooking skills. BONUS! It is a fantastic opportunity to get dinner prep completed by none other than your budding chef! During each class, your child will learn to cook a nutritious and delicious meal to be proud of. Ready in time for dinner!
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We select recipes to optimize the hands-on practice of fundamental culinary skills. This includes knife skills, pan work, roasting, and more! Our instructors are experienced chefs who will be there every step of the way. They will guide the class through the recipe, answer questions, and offer support. Through this process, your child will build confidence and learns an array of new skills. What better way to keep them busy, engaged and learning while feeding the whole fam at the same time!?
 
Join us for our most delicious program yet. Delectable Dinners will be the night of the week the whole family looks forward to!
 
We encourage beginners to join our Dinners for Beginners as a prerequisite course or Foodie Families with parental support.
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NEW Dinners for Beginners (Ages 7+)

$240.00/8weeks (1.5 hrs) 

Inspired by our popular Delectable Dinners program. Dinners for Beginners is the perfect course for our beginner cooks, who are eager to learn, build their skills, and have loads of fun! BONUS! It makes for a fantastic opportunity to get dinner prep completed.
 
Your budding chef will learn all the fundamental culinary skills from knife skills, pan work, roasting, and more. Like all our classes, Dinners for Beginners offers a warm and inviting environment with like-minded peers!
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Our instructors are experienced chefs who will be there every step of the way. They will guide the class through the recipe, answer questions, and offer support. Through this process, your child will build confidence and learns an array of new skills. What better way to keep them busy, engaged and learning while feeding the whole fam at the same time!?
 
Join us for our most delicious program yet. Dinners for Beginners will be the night of the week the whole family looks forward to!
 
Parental support will vary depending on your child’s needs. We recommend it at the start of the course.
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Perfecting Pastries (Ages 7+)

$280.00/8 weeks (2hrs) 

 

Perfecting Pastries! It’s a fun and intensive baking program built to engage any child or teen with a passion for the sweet side of life.
 
From quick bread to confectionery, your chef-to-be will transform their baking skills. Bakers will gain an unparalleled learning experience working with our pastry chefs and culinary professionals. Each week we will focus on new foundational techniques and pastry theories.
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Recipes will increase in difficulty as the program proceeds. We will end with a showpiece creation that will make your entire family proud.
 
Leaving the program, we will equip your pastry chefs to be with a wide range of baking techniques. Leaving each chef with the science behind baking and the practical experience needed to recreate our recipes time and time again!
 
We encourage beginners to join our Budding Bakers program as a prerequisite program.
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NEW Budding Bakers (Ages 7+)

$240.00/8weeks (1.5 hours)

Inspired by our very popular Perfecting Pastries course. Budding Bakes is a fun and educational entry level baking program. Designed for beginner bakers with a passion for the sweet side of life.
 
In Budding Bakers we focus on mastering the basics. With a goal to build your child’s kitchen confidence, independence and self – sufficiency. Most important teaching them how to navigate the kitchen safely.
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Our instructor are passionate Chefs they will be there every step of the way to teach and guide your child. Each chef will ensure your budding bakers success every time!
 
Recipes are selected to optimize the hands-on practice of fundamental culinary skills and pastry theory. Recipes will increase in difficulty as the program proceeds. We will include a wide range of items such as cookies, tarts, cakes and more!
 
Don’t miss out and enroll today!

 

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Foodie Families (Age 7+)

$280.00/8weeks (2hrs)

Foodie Families is a course meant to engage every member of your family! We believe there is no better place to build relationships than in the kitchen.
 
Built to help families learn new recipes, skills, and expand their pallets. This course is an exciting opportunity for your family to connect over food. Each week our experienced chefs will share industry tips, tricks and knowledge. We will guide you and your loved ones through our nutritious, delicious and out-of-the-box recipes.
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Join us for this fun, educational and deliciously transformative course!
 
Beginners are of course welcome with 1:1 parental support at all times. We recommend a minimum of 2 skilled participants to maintain a manageable level of intensity.
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Breakfast Club (Age 7+)

 $240.00/8 weeks (1.5hrs)

The Breakfast Club is your child’s ticket to mastering the foundations and preparation of breakfast foods. Eggs shmegs! The Breakfast Club is here to kick your traditional breakfast foods up a notch. Let’s educate on the wonderful world of breakfast cookery, and start your child’s day off right
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Each week our exclusive Breakfast Club students will come together to learn and prepare new nutritious, Sweet and Savoury breakfast recipes.

Designed to inspire and encourage independence and self-sufficiency. At the end of each class, your child will serve up a gourmet breakfast/brunch for the entire family.  What better way than to kick start their day than with our most innovative and delicious program yet!

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NEW Brisk Breakfasts (Age 7+)

 $200.00/8 weeks (1hrs)

Having trouble fitting a solid breakfast into your weekend routine? Have no fear, Brisk Breakfasts is here! Inspired by our popular Breakfast Club program, Brisk Breakfast is all the hype in a fraction of the time!
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Each week our Brisk Breakfast students will come together to learn and prepare new nutritious and sweet or savoury breakfast recipes.
 
Geared to inspire and encourage independence and self-sufficiency. All recipes featured will be prepared in 1 hour or less, ending each class with a gourmet breakfast the whole family can enjoy. What better way than to kick start their day than with our most innovative and delicious program yet!
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NEW Goodbye Gluten (Age 7+)

 $240.00/8 weeks (1.5hrs)

Inspired by our gluten-free community members. Rooks to Cooks is excited to release our Newest program offering, Goodbye Gluten!
 
While being the BEST gluten-free pastry course of its kind, Goodbye Gluten covers all the foundational baking techniques and theoretical pastry knowledge, all while debunking any myths that gluten-free baking is inferior (spoiler alert, they’re NOT!).
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As a progressive course, each week will get more intense and challenging. Perfect for all students with a passion for the culinary arts and hunger to expand their skills and recipe repertoire.
 
The recipes featured in this course include a wide range of gluten-free sweets from chocolate, cookies, cakes and more!
 
This course is 100% gluten-free although it is highly recommended for all students, regardless of their dietary restrictions. Don’t miss out on our fall menu and secure your child’s spot today!
 
Beginners are welcome with 1:1 parental support at all times.
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