Cooking classes and demonstrations

Kids’ Cooking Camp

Make this summer sizzle at Durham College! Learn what it takes to make mealtime magic. Come cook with us and make tasty midday meals, and sweet treats to take home and share. We have the ingredients, you bring the imagination! At the end of the week, invite your family and friends to show off your culinary masterpieces.

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Kids’ Cooking Camp Before/After Care

Extended childcare is available for a flat rate per camper/per week.

You may drop off your camper as early as 8:00am and pick him/her up anytime before 5:00pm.

If you wish to register your camper for extended childcare you may do so at the time of registration.

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Below is a list of previous classes and demonstrations that have been offered at the CFF.

Hands on

Baker's Collection - Short Crust Pastry

Take the mystery out of making short crust pastry in this step-by-step, hands-on class with Chef Sarah Hall. You will learn the technique of making a classic French quiche Lorraine with smoked ham and delicious Gruyere cheese; Bakewell tart, a traditional British tea-time favorite, with a raspberry jam and almond cake filled pastry case topped with lattice work and whole almonds, and lastly, an incredibly tasty Quebecois tourtiere meat pie.

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Fall Baking

Nothing says fall baking like the aroma of freshly baked desserts. Explore your senses with Chef Sarah Hall as she guides you through this hands-on class. Students will learn to make Glazed Caramel Apple Cinnamon Buns, Pecan Tartlets in a buttery flaky crust and Cardamom Spiced Cake with Streusel topping.

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Fall Soups and Sides

Make the most of the Ontario harvest with some delicious fall flavours in Chef Sarah Hall's Soups and Sides class. You will make these delicious dishes with step-by-step instruction and take them home to enjoy. The menu includes, comforting smoked turkey and yellow split pea soup; creamy celery root and roasted pear soup; easy to make Irish soda bread and delicious butternut squash; and goat cheese and smoked bacon tart. All of the recipes are suitable for freezing and each recipe serves four.

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