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Gourmet Cooking Safaris.

Taste Buds Culinary Adventures for Kids.

Delivering a World of Experiences through Food!


Please join us for our…


Children’s Summer Cooking Camp!

July 15th – 19th

Monday – Friday 9:00-4:00

Recommended Ages 5-11


Only $45* (+ HST) each day includes cooking classes, a nutritious nut-free lunch & snack, all supplies and loads of fun!

Enroll your child for the entire week(s) or as many days as you like!


Taste Buds Travelling Chefs Camp Program.

Travel the globe through food!  Each day we’ll ‘visit’ a different country in the world exploring the cuisine and culture.  All of the dishes are child-friendly and tested with children (of course)!


I travelled to India earlier this year, so I am excited to share the cuisine and the culture of such an incredible country!  India is our first ‘stop’ and the child-friendly dishes will be delicious!


We’ll explore:

July 15th – 19th Itinerary: 

India – Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice, Naan and Mango Yogurt Smoothies

Egypt – Roasted Chick Peas, ‘Kufta’ Hamburger Meatballs, Pita & Hummus and Egyptian Palace Bread with Oranges & Raisins

Italy – Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!  Handmade Fetuccini with Carbonara Sauce and Mac ‘n Cheese (from scratch) and Strawberry Cannolis

Thailand - Pad Thai Noodles and Cold Spring Rolls with Chicken & Vegetables and Mango Sorbet ‘Ice Cream’

Japan – Vegetable Sushi for children, Asian Wraps and Rice with Dessert ‘Sushi’


We would love it if your children could join us in our travels around the world.  Please let us know if you would like us to book the flight for your child(ren).


Register at 705-799-2999 or email jackie@gourmetsafari.com!

We’ve travelled the globe so that we can share the world’s flavours and culture with your children at our farmhouse.


Feedbacl from our Happy Cooks...

"...and had a wonderful time at cooking camp. They looked forward to each day and the activities they would experience."

"...enjoyed himself immensely!  He would very much be interested in a summer cooking camp.  Please let me know."

"Thanks for the recipes. ...and I will give them a try. I would love info on summer camps, ...really enjoyed herself."

"...got a lot out of attending the camp: we talked quite a bit about it at home and have even made one of the recipes again.  I would like to sign him up again for classes with you in the future.
It's wonderful that you've have brought a great learning resource like this into the community. So please keep in touch!"

"The boys really enjoyed themselves...they particularly loved the carrot muffins.  They often bake with me so it was nice for them to do it with someone else as well."

"The girls had a great time and enjoyed it very much.  Yes, please send me details of the summer cooking camp."

"I just wanted to say thank you again, ...had a tremendous time on your tour of Egypt!  My husband and I were quizzing him about his favourite foods and his favourite part of the day and he couldn't choose just one, he said, "all of it"!"

"...and... had a wonderful time yesterday with you! Thanks again!" 

Kitchen Time.

Children don’t always spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  Here’s how we help to give kitchen time back.

We teach children the important life skill of how to cook - properly and nutritiously. Children will prepare nutritious lunches & afternoon snacks (and even bring snack samples home to share with you)!

What kids can learn from cooking.    

Improved math and science skills, a heightened appreciation of food/nutrition and how to read a recipe.

Day Camp Booking & Cooking Terms.

Sign up for the full two weeks, one week or one day.

The price is only $45 each day (plus HST)  - price covers cooking classes, a nutritious nut-free lunch & snack, recipes, all supplies and lots of fun!

Full day registration only please.

Discount for two weeks and 2nd child registration. 

Inquire about after hours child care.

Non-refundable once the cooking camp week has commenced.

To register please give us a call at 705-7999-2999 or email at jackie@gourmetsafari.com.

We accept cash or cheque (issued to Gourmet Safari Inc), please send payment in advance and we will reserve an ‘airplane seat’!

Our mailing address is;

2398 Queen Mary Street, Cavan, ON L0A 1C0.  Thank you! 
Please advise us of ALL food allergies or sensitivities in advance. Dietary restrictions are never an issue, in fact, they are happily accommodated.


Our program will be very small and closely managed in our approved kitchen.


Taste Buds Cooking Workshops.

Each session includes cultural information, stories, tasting, smelling and of course cooking and eating (with a strong emphasis on using as much local and organic as possible).

The Kitchen Mission:

Our most important cooking mission is for all kids to have fun while learning!  We offer innovative, high quality, reasonably-priced kids cooking classes with a focus on safety and kitchen skills.  We believe in the importance of teaching children healthy eating habits and incorporating healthy choices whenever possible along with local seasonal ingredients.  Classes are hands-on interactive and age-appropriate - recipes are tested and kid-friendly!

Mom has spoken...feedback from a happy Mom.

"Good morning Jackie, Thank you so much for teaching such a wonderful class these last couple of months. ... has enjoyed herself and learned so much about cooking, culture and self-confidence."         November 2010 

Imagine the tasty possibilities!  Moms and Dads, please call us to sign-up @ 705-799-2999 or email jackie@gourmetsafari.com.

Food for thought...

"You are a hot topic in our house.  Every time ... sees me he asks whether we've set up a time yet for cooking lessons.  According to him, tonight would be just fine!"

As we ‘travel the world’ through food, we’ll focus on delicious, healthful and nutritious food and chat about the many health benefits of the ingredients and dishes that children will be making.

Here's the line up of our children's classes:

Little Chefs:

Ages 5 - 6  

This program will get the kids interested in not only nutritious and delicious recipes, but cooking fundamentals such as kitchen safety, measuring ingredients and much more!  Each week children will have fun preparing nutritious foods, experiment, create edible masterpieces and then eat them!

Samples of ‘Little Chef’ Creations:

•            Groovy Homemade Granola

•            Good Grains Fruit Cookies

•            Mmmuffins – Yogurt Blueberry, Banana Chocolate Chip

•            Homemade Bread & Churned butter (made with local

              Red Fife wheat)

•            Monkey’s Feast - Banana Bread and/or Lickety-Split

              Banana Splits

•            Crunchy Granola Bars

•            Gold Digger Chicken Nuggets

•            Quick Pizza on Tasty Tortillas

Timing:  Early Evenings (right after school) or weekends    Duration: 1 ½ - 2 hours

Cost:  $16/class X 8 = $128  (including grocery costs) + HST


Travelling Chefs: 

Ages 7-9

Travel the world through food, we help kids explore the culture of counties through food!  Our hands-on classes are a great way to introduce your child to the tasty world of cooking.  Each week we’ll visit a different country in the world, we’ll have a look at the culture and cuisine, ‘cook up a storm’ and savour what we’ve created. 

Some of our proposed ‘stops’:

  • Just Japan - Sushi
  • Tasty Thailand - Cold spring rolls with various fillings and dips
  • Little Italy – Home-made Pizza or Spaghetti & Meat Balls or Delicious Lasagna
  • Mexican Fiesta - Nachos & Fajitas, Quesadillas with Salsa & Guacamole 
  • India - Chicken Tikka or Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice
  • Spicy Spain for tapas (small appetizer dishes)
  • Exotic Morocco - Chicken with lemons & couscous
  • France – Last stop for dessert - Chocolate pate or Mousse au chocolat

Timing:  Evenings 5:30-7:30pm         Duration: 2 hours

Cost:  $20/class X 8 = $160 (including grocery costs) + HST

Mom has spoken...Travelling Chefs feedback from a happy Mom.

"... had a wonderful time last night - didn't stop "teaching" me all the things she learned about Japan. Daddy didn't want to try the sushi so I had some snacks last night and there was enough left over that ... was able to take some for lunch today - she'll be able to ramble on again. Thanks so much. She can't wait for next week. She said the only thing she didn't like about her new cooking class was that it was only once a week :)"              October 2010


Cool Chefs:

Ages 9 – 14  

Lessons are fun and easy and children are assured of getting their hands dusty with flour and sticky with dough as they make pizza and many other dishes ‘from scratch’!  Create great dishes that are simple & delicious that every teen will love!  Nutritious ‘n delicious food that resembles ‘fast food’ with a healthy twist to keep teens interested.

What’s Cookin’…

  • Make your own Pizza with ‘Dynamite Dough’ with oven-baked fries.
  • Double-dipped Chicken Fingers
  • Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
  • Healthy Onion Rings
  • Sweet Potato Fries with Salsa
  • Make-your-own salad bar
  • Shake ‘n Bake Chicken Drumsticks
  • Mini Cheeseburgers
  • Nachos and Quesadillas
  • Home-made Mac ‘n cheese Pasta

A fun & exciting cooking program geared for youth who are looking for a little more confidence in the kitchen. Make dishes on your own and share with family & friends. 

Timing:  Evenings 5:30-7:30pm

Duration: 2 hours

Cost:  $20/class X 8 = $160 (including grocery costs) + HST

Take Home:  At the end of every program children will take home recipes and will have learned skills and techniques that will enable them to be self-sufficient in the kitchen in years to come! 


Allergies:  We please request notification of ALL food allergies or sensitivities in advance.  All dishes are ‘nut-free’, although the kitchen studio is not a ‘nut-free’ facility itself.


Our kitchen studio is in Mount Pleasant, just minutes away from Peterborough on Country Road 10 (and we’re right down town)!

Please email us if you would like other class scheduling information and if you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see. 

We offer children's birthday parties as well.

If you are interested, please let me know at jackie@gourmetsafari.com or call us at


Other Gourmet Cooking Safaris...

Booking & Cooking Terms.

Single class and workshops available with a 2 person minimum. And if you have a group of 4 we can customize a class for you - you pick the date!

Cash or Cheque (issued Gourmet Safari Inc.).
Please let us know 7 days prior to class if you are unable to attend. If you have to cancel at the last minute then let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate rebooking for another date.
Menus and prices are subject to change.
Please advise us of ALL food allergies or sensitivities in advance. Dietary restrictions are never an issue, in fact, they are happily accommodated.


We were created to experience the world through our senses – through our ability to taste, see, smell, touch & hear. Ready to send your senses reeling?