Cooking Classes | Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Cooking Classes

Cooking With the Basic Shelf

Cooking with the Basic Shelf is a series of six (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!

Dates and locations of the Cooking With the Basic Shelf cooking classes for 2019:

  • May 14 to June 18, 10 am to 1 pm - Marmora
  • September 10 to October 15, 10 am to 1 pm - Wellington
  • October 24 to November 28, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Belleville

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

Let's Cook! Cooking with Teens

Let's Cook! Cooking with Teens is a series of six (6) free cooking classes for teens aged 13 to 17.  Join us as we learn about food and nutrition, build cooking skills, and enjoy tasty food together!

Teens will learn about:

  • food and knife safety;
  • using basic kitchen equipment; and
  • making simple, nutritious meals.

A pilot series of this class will be held from May 9 to June 13, 2019.

For more information or to register, call our Healthy Life Line at 613-966-5500 ext. 610 or if long distance at 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 run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm each day for one week during March Break and the Summer School Break. All classes are held at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, 179 North Park Street in Belleville. Supervision will be provided.

Dates of the Food For Thought cooking classes for 2019:

  • July 15-19
  • August 19-23  

For more information or to register, call our Healthy Life Line at 613-966-5500 ext. 610 or if long distance at 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. All classes are held at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, 179 North Park Street in Belleville.

Dates of the Cooking With Kids: Family Cooking Classes for 2019:

  • March 21 - April 25  (Please note there is no class on April 18)
  • September 12 - October 10

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

Food Literacy Workshop

This FREE five hour Workshop being held on April 12, 2019 from 9 am to 2pm, and also on October 23, 2019 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.