Chefs in the Classroom – edible education is a program and property of the Okanagan Chefs Association which is a not-for-profit group of chefs, cooks, junior chefs and associates. The program was founded in 2015 and is now in its third season. The program teaches children in our community how to grow, cook and eat local foods.
Chefs in the Classroom – edible education offers a seven lesson plan in eight, Grade 3 classrooms in the Okanagan. It is taught by a team of chefs, cooks, nutritionists, gardeners, farmers, educators and industry associates. Topics include: planting a garden/transplanting/composting, nutrition, local fruits and vegetables, why you should eat local foods, easy recipes, and connections to Aboriginal education. All team and committee members are volunteers.