Cooking Classes

Programs that provide instruction, demonstrations and special programs in the culinary arts for individuals of all ages who want to become proficient in the selection and preparation of any of a number dishes that are representative of different cuisines. Included are programs aimed at teaching low income people how to cook nutritious meals from fresh ingredients at a cost much cheaper than pre-packaged meals.



A cooking and social support program for LGBTQ+ newcomers in Hamilton. Participants share recipes from home, and build community while sharing a meal.

Offers cooking and culinary arts classes available in two formats:

Educational program available to children ages 6-12 that are interested in learning to cook, garden and physical activity.  

Teaches senior residents and clients nutrition strategies and cooking skills. Participants participate in a luncheon to develop friendships and socialize. Also offers special guest speakers about topics that interest participants.

A 9-week program designed to help low-income individuals and families learn nutritious meal planning and budgeting on a limited income.

Provides learning opportunities that help participants develop skill and confidence in the kitchen, and learn about choice and preparation of diabetes friendly food. Topics include:

Program involving cooking lessons as well as youth-led creation and facilitated discussion on food justice topics. Recipes feature whole foods and locally sourced ingredients with vegetarian and halal options.

Provides work experience and training for at-risk youth in the Hamilton community. Youth cook and participate in clean-up in the Living Rock industrial kitchen.

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