Cooking Classes | Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Cooking Classes

Cooking with the Basic Shelf

Cooking with the Basic Shelf is a series of 6 free cooking classes for adults on a budget.  Join us each week as we learn, cook, and enjoy a meal together.

As part of the series you will learn about:

  • healthy eating on a budget;
  • cooking with basic healthy foods; and
  • how to make healthy food choices.

You will also receive The Basic Shelf Cookbook and other giveaways!

For more information or to register, call our Healthy Life Line at 613-966-5500 ext. 610 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 610.

Food For Thought

"Food For Thought" is a free cooking program for kids 9 to 12 years old. Join us as we learn to cook and enjoy good food together!

Kids will learn about:

  • healthy eating;
  • how to use a knife safely; and
  • how to cook with basic kitchen tools.

Classes usually run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm each day for one week during March Break and the Summer School Break. Supervision will be provided.

For more information or to register, call our Healthy Life Line at 613-966-5500 ext. 610 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 610.

Cooking with Kids: Family Cooking Classes

Cooking with Kids: Family Cooking Classes is a series of 5 free cooking classes for caregivers and kids aged 6 to 8 (one child per caregiver). Join us for fun activities and prepare a meal to take home!

Families will learn more about:

  • food safety;
  • meal planning; and
  • family meals.

This series also includes a grocery store tour that provides more information on making healthy choices when shopping. Snacks are provided at the beginning of each class.

For more information or to register, call our Healthy Life Line at 613-966-5500 ext. 610 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 610.

Food Literacy Workshop

This FREE five hour Workshop being held on October 26, 2018 from 9 am to 2pm, and also on November 23, 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm, is open to anyone who wishes to run a cooking class or food literacy program of their own. Whether you are working with the public, students, or clients through an organization, you may benefit from attending this workshop.

Being food literate means having the knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed for every day healthy eating.

The Food Literacy Workshop will provide you with the skills, resources, and knowledge you need to run your own cooking class or food literacy program.

At the Food Literacy Workshop you will learn about the classes you can offer, the equipment and facilities you will need, food safety, and knife safety. There is also a hands-on cooking component so that you can experience what it’s like to attend one of our cooking classes. Bonus: you get to eat what you cook, meaning that lunch is included!

After completing this training you will be able to run any of HPEPH’s cooking programs (Food for Thought (for children ages 9-12 years), Cooking with the Basic Shelf (for adults 18 and older), or Cooking with Kids (for parents and their children ages 6-8 years)). You can also pick and choose from our resources to create lessons that will best fit the needs of the people with whom you are working. .

For more information or to register, call our Healthy Life Line at 613-966-5500 ext. 610 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 610.