Rooks to Cooks

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Rooks to Cooks is an innovative culinary school for children and families. Inspired by her passion for food and education, chef and teacher Shai Mandel founded Rooks to Cooks with the goal of teaching kids cooking, life skills, and important lessons they can use both in and out of the kitchen. Chef Shai’s student-centered classes emphasize empowerment, healthy eating, and fun. No matter your age or skill level, Rooks to Cooks is your child’s recipe for success! Due to COVID-19, all cooking programs are hosted through Zoom.

Virtual Cooking Programs available:

What are the benefits of Rooks to Cooks’ programs? Children will learn many valuable skills, such as:

• Cooking skills
• Team-work
• Responsibility
• Independence
• Nutrition
• Problem-solving
• Apply math and science in the real world

After School Programs

Virtual Classes are 1.5 to 2.0 hours long and are conducted via Zoom.  Several weekly time slots available starting September 2020; choose from weekday or weekend classes. Students have the opportunity to learn how to cook and bake from professional chefs, and gain invaluable hands-on experience cooking homemade, delicious and nutritious meals that students and their families will love. Programs are always team-based and fun, not to mention jam-packed with recipes and samples share with family every week. More info available on our website.

Cooking Birthday Parties

Rooks to Cooks will help you plan a delicious cooking party for your chef-to-be! Aspiring young chefs will have a fantastic time preparing, eating and sharing a scrumptious dish that they created at their party. Connect with friends virtually and have a fun time creating awesome food together!

Here are the details:

  • Parties range from 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • 6 classes to choose from: Pizza party, Pasta party, Lollipop party, Pie Party, Doughnut Party, or Sushi Party.
  • Contact Rooks to Cooks for virtual pricing.
  • Visit our website for more details.

2021 Virtual Cooking Camps

Rooks to Cooks Virtual Cooking Camps are ideal for aspiring chefs, ages 7+. Classes are offered via Zoom. Campers will learn valuable culinary skills and recipes, and how to safely navigate a kitchen. These delicious daily OR week-long, half-day cooking programs are sure to satisfy your young chef! Professional chefs provide step-by-step coaching, cooking tips, and support. No matter your child’s current skills, learning goals and/or interests, there is a program for them! Visit our website for more info.

  • Dates: June 21 to Aug. 27
  • Time Slots: mornings from 10:00am – 12:30pm OR afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:30pm.
  • 14 campers per week; 1:7 staff-to-camper ratio
  • Learn from experienced chefs via Zoom
  • Cost from $160/week OR $45/day

The Themes for our 2021 Virtual Summer Camp sessions:

  • Around the World
  • Around the World First Class
  • Budding Bakers
  • Perfecting Pastries
  • Sweet and Savoury

Private Classes and Team Building

If you’re interested in hosting a fun, interactive gathering with friends or co-workers, then a personalized virtual cooking class with Rooks to Cooks is a great option for you! Each of our classes is jam-packed with tips, tricks, fun and food. During our private or group classes, the professional chef will demonstrate the recipe via Zoom and provide interactive support to all attendees. Classes range from 1 – 2 hours in length. Please contact us by email for pricing. Visit website for class descriptions.

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