Rooks to Cooks - Leading culinary school for young chef's to be

GTA's leading culinary school for children

your child's recipe for success in and out of the kitchen
Find your perfect culinary adventure
filter through our exciting range of culinary programs to find the perfect fit for your chef-to-be.
CREATIVE COOKS SWEET & SAVOURY (8+) - JULY
CREATIVE COOKS SWEET & SAVOURY (8+) - JULY
With: Onsite teams
Date: July 15 - July 19, 2024
Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
AROUND THE WORLD FIRST CLASS  (9+)
AROUND THE WORLD FIRST CLASS (9+)
With: Onsite teams
Date: July 8 - July 12, 2024
Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
CREATIVE COOKS SWEET & SAVOURY (8+) - AUGUST
CREATIVE COOKS SWEET & SAVOURY (8+) - AUGUST
With: Onsite teams
Date: August 19 - August 23 2024
Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
BUDDING BAKERS - JULY (7+)
BUDDING BAKERS - JULY (7+)
With: Onsite teams
Date: July 29 - Aug 2, 2024
Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
BAKING FOR BEGINNERS - JULY ( ages 5-8)
BAKING FOR BEGINNERS - JULY ( ages 5-8)
With: Onsite teams
Date: July 2 - July 5, 2024
Time: 9am-4pm (Tues-Friday ONLY)
AROUND THE WORLD ROUND TRIP - JULY  (9+)
AROUND THE WORLD ROUND TRIP - JULY (9+)
With: Onsite teams
Date: July 22 - July 26, 2024
Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
BAKING FOR BEGINNERS - AUGUST (ages 5-8)
BAKING FOR BEGINNERS - AUGUST (ages 5-8)
With: Onsite teams
Date: Aug 6 - Aug 9, 2024
Time: 9am-4pm (Tues-Friday ONLY)
AROUND THE WORLD ROUND TRIP - AUGUST (9+)
AROUND THE WORLD ROUND TRIP - AUGUST (9+)
With: Onsite teams
Date: Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2024
Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
March Break Camp: March 11th – 15th 2024 (Ages 7+)
March Break Camp: March 11th – 15th 2024 (A...
With: Alternating Chefs
Date: March 11 to March 15
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
BUDDING BAKERS - AUGUST (7+)
BUDDING BAKERS - AUGUST (7+)
With: Onsite teams
Date: Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2024
Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
BUDDING BAKERS - JUNE (7+)
BUDDING BAKERS - JUNE (7+)
With: Onsite teams
Date: June 24 - June 28, 2024
Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
Magnificent Matzah with Chef Shai
Magnificent Matzah with Chef Shai
With: Chef Shai
Date: Sun Apr 21, 2024
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Breakfast in Bed for Mom with Chef Donna
Breakfast in Bed for Mom with Chef Donna
With: Chef Donna
Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Time: 8:30am to 9:30am
Childventures X Rooks to Cooks - Term 2  - April 2024
Childventures X Rooks to Cooks - Term 2 - ...
With: An amazing Rooks to Cooks Chef
Date: April 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 1pm - 3pm
$240.00
Experience the flavour of fun
Dive into our exciting world and see how we make learning to cook and unforgettable adventure.
Programs for every young chef
From summer camps to in-school activities, Rooks to Cooks offers a variety of engaging culinary programs. Discover the perfect cooking adventure for every season and occasion, tailored for young chefs of all skill levels.
  • Summer Cooking Camps
    Ideal for children ages 5 - 14. Camps are offered as week-long sessions featuring a wide variety of culinary themes.
  • Winter Break Workshops
    Offered as LIVE virtual workshops, you can keep your kiddo warm and engaged this winter break
  • March Break Camps
    We’ll be turning up the heat with creative comfort foods and Spring-inspired recipes that are aimed to excite and inspire.
  • Virtual Workshops
    An amazing opportunity to empower your chefs-to-be all from the comfort of your own home.
  • Birthday Parties
    Ignite your child’s passion for cooking with one of our unforgettable cooking birthday party packages.
  • After-School Programs
    Under the guidance and direction of our professional chef instructors, students will learn new recipes each week,
  • In-School Initiatives
    Bring the kitchen to your classroom with one of our many in-school offerings.
Our recipe for success
  • Our Curriculum
    Developed by certified teachers and professional chefs, out curriculum is the perfect balance of fun, educational and inspirational. Our students gain a comprehensive understanding of each recipe and build a solid framework for success.
  • Our Instructors
    At Rooks to Cooks, our students learn from professional chef instructors and childcare professionals. All staff come equipped with their standard first aid and CPR, food handlers certificate and police record check.
  • Class Structure
    Our class structure is designed like professional culinary schools. They include chef-led cooking demonstrations before students try their hands at the recipes, catering to all learning styles. Students work in pairs, guaranteeing that everyone gets practical experience with all parts of a recipe.
Chef's top picks
Take a look at some of our featured offerings this season
  • Winter Break Workshops
    Offered as LIVE virtual workshops. Keep your kiddo warm and engaged this winter break
  • Summer Camp
    Offered as weekly camp programs across 14 GTA locations our summer camps are sure to satisfy
Summer Camp Sessions: Week-by-Week
Dive into our specially curated summer camp sessions! Each week offers a unique culinary theme, filled with engaging activities and professional instruction, perfect for young food enthusiasts.
  • BUDDING BAKERS - JUNE (7+)
    BUDDING BAKERS - JUNE (7+)
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: June 24 - June 28, 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
  • BAKING FOR BEGINNERS - JULY ( ages 5-8)
    BAKING FOR BEGINNERS - JULY ( ages 5-8)
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: July 2 - July 5, 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm (Tues-Friday ONLY)
  • AROUND THE WORLD FIRST CLASS  (9+)
    AROUND THE WORLD FIRST CLASS (9+)
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: July 8 - July 12, 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
  • CREATIVE COOKS SWEET & SAVOURY (8+) - JULY
    CREATIVE COOKS SWEET & SAVOURY (8+) - JULY
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: July 15 - July 19, 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
  • AROUND THE WORLD ROUND TRIP - JULY  (9+)
    AROUND THE WORLD ROUND TRIP - JULY (9+)
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: July 22 - July 26, 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
  • BUDDING BAKERS - JULY (7+)
    BUDDING BAKERS - JULY (7+)
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: July 29 - Aug 2, 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
  • BAKING FOR BEGINNERS - AUGUST (ages 5-8)
    BAKING FOR BEGINNERS - AUGUST (ages 5-8)
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: Aug 6 - Aug 9, 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm (Tues-Friday ONLY)
  • AROUND THE WORLD ROUND TRIP - AUGUST (9+)
    AROUND THE WORLD ROUND TRIP - AUGUST (9+)
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
  • CREATIVE COOKS SWEET & SAVOURY (8+) - AUGUST
    CREATIVE COOKS SWEET & SAVOURY (8+) - AUGUST
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: August 19 - August 23 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
  • BUDDING BAKERS - AUGUST (7+)
    BUDDING BAKERS - AUGUST (7+)
    With: Onsite teams
    Date: Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2024
    Time: 9am-4pm(M-Th) 6:30pm(Fri)
As featured in
Discover how Rooks to Cooks is shaping the future of culinary education for kids, as featured in prominent media and celebrated by the community.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Indulge in Chef Shai’s Signature Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, a delightful treat blending rich cocoa with a unique avocado oil twist. Perfect for any occasion, these cookies offer a soft, chewy texture with a sweet, crinkled top. This recipe yields 2 dozen cookies, each one a perfect blend of sweetness and chocolatey goodness. Follow these simple steps to bake your own batch of these irresistible treats that are sure to become a family favorite!
Your questions, our answers
Your questions matter to us. Browse through our frequently asked questions to gain insights about our programs, schedules, and everything in between
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How do I register for cooking programs or camps?

To register online, please check the headings on our website and click through to the classes your child would like to attend. If you are having any trouble, feel free to email us anytime at info@rookstocooks.ca or call us at 833-243-3862.

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Will I receive a confirmation upon registering for a cooking camp or other cooking program?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation email upon registration with the details of the program you registered for.

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Are your recipes peanut / nut free?

Rooks to Cooks is both Peanut / Tree Nut Free and Allergy Aware! We ask that parents speak to our staff about any known allergies prior to the start of your program. We strive to accommodate all campers and we will work with parents and children to ensure that the necessary precautions have been taken. It is important that all parties (camp staff, parents and campers) clearly understand that, in no way, can we guarantee that we will be able to remove all allergy-inducing ingredients from our recipes.

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How long has Rooks to Cooks been running summer camps?

Rooks to Cooks Summer Camps originally started as one camp location in midtown Toronto in 2017. Since then, the camp has grown to 14 locations throughout the GTA and counting!

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How do I get my Orientation Package, which includes when to arrive, what to bring, etc.?

Your orientation package will be emailed to the email address you signed up for camp. For summer camp, you will receive an email 2 weeks prior to your camp start date and again 1 week prior. If you do not receive the email package within this time frame, please email customerservice@rookstocooks.ca or call us at 1-833-243-3862.