Okanagan Chefs Association | CHEFS IN THE CLASSROOM
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The Okanagan Chefs Association launched a new initiative entitled ‘Chefs in the Classroom – Edible Education’ in Spring 2016.

Modeled after other successful edible education classes all over North America, Chefs in the Classroom is unique in that it is an Okanagan inspired, hands-on curriculum with links to our Aboriginal community and practices.  The highlight of the 7-lesson course is a field trip to a working farm with lunch hosted by our chefs and volunteer teams.

Thanks to the support of our Chefs & volunteers Spring 2018 will take the Chefs in the Classroom – edible education program to eight, Grade 3 classrooms:

Kelowna:  Belgo Elementary, Dorothea Walker Elementary, Watson Road Elementary, Casorso Elementary

West Kelowna:  Helen Gorman Elementary

Peachland:  Peachland Elementary

Penticton: Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School

Naramata:  Naramata Elementary



To educate children in our community how to grow, cook and eat Okanagan fruits and vegetables.


To grow healthy children in our community.


To introduce children to farming and gardening best-practices in our community.

To successfully operate an Okanagan based edible education project.

Engage and inspire children through hands on and interactive real-life experiences.

Photos from our first semester are available here.

The Chefs in the Classroom program is the property of the Okanagan Chefs Association with trademark pending.

Chefs in the Classroom Sponsors

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Also thanks to:

Blackwood Apparel, Brugman Food Equipment, Capri Insurance, SunRype, The Greenery Garden Centre

To learn more about the program contact Chefs in the Classroom Coordinator:  Debbie MacMillan at chefsintheclassroom(at)okanaganchefs.com

or Okanagan Chefs Association Marketing Manager, Alison Love:  marketing@okanaganchefs.com