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

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 members of the Okanagan Chefs Association.

For Spring 2016 we brought the Chefs in the Classroom – edible education program to six, Grade 3 classrooms:

Kelowna:  Anne McClymont, Bankhead and Rutland Elementary

West Kelowna:  Glenrosa Elementary

Peachland:  Peachland Elementary

Lake Country:  Oyama Traditional School

We look forward to bringing the program to other Grade 3 students in Spring 2017.



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


To grow healthy children in our community.


To introduce children to agricultural practices in our community.

To successfully develop and launch 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.

Chefs in the Classroom Sponsors

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Also thanks to:

Blackwood Apparel, BC Food & Wine Trails, 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