Volunteer with us!
It takes dozens of reliable, friendly volunteers to make Chefs in the Classroom – edible education happen. Join our team and help young students on their journey to healthy and delicious local food!
New and Returning Volunteers 2023
Chefs in the Classroom has returned and we are eager to get volunteers back in the classroom.
Are you passionate about teaching children how to grow, cook and eat healthy local food?
Are you ready to create our future food champions?
Well, Chefs in the Classroom is the place for you! We are seeking volunteers in and out of the classroom –
Chefs, Cooks, Culinary Professionals and home cooks
Educators, parents and others who contribute to our success
Farmers and avid gardeners
You do not have to be a chef or a member of the Okanagan Chefs Association to participate
Our mission is to educate children in our community how to grow, cook and eat local foods, with a vision of growing healthy children in our community.
Teams are in the classroom mid-April to mid-June.
There are 8 lesson plans delivered on Monday mornings – allow 2.5 hours
Planting a Garden
Nutrition and Make a Smoothie
Vegetables & Salad
Thin, Transplant, Compost, Cook with Tomatoes
Vegetables & Soup
Herbs & Flavour Combinations
Indigenous Foods & Traditions
Farm Field Trip, Fruit Compote & Graduation
This is how we build communities
If your company or organization is looking for a fun way to give back, either financially or with dedicated volunteers, please contact Debbie today!