Thank you for your interest in Petits Chefs Academy the very first educational culinary cooking Academy of its kind, specifically designed for your children, tweens and teens alike. You can view all of ‘Our Programs’ at www.petitschefsacademy.com.
Our Academy is currently in the build-out phase and we will not officially be opened until August 2011. In the meantime you can keep up-to-date with the progress of the Academy via our Facebook page ‘Petits Chefs Academy’, all you have to do is “Like” our page, it’s that simple!
Or you can follow us on Twitter @PetitsChefsAcad, we’ll be posting photos of the construction – phase by phase – for your viewing pleasure and our website will house various easy, simple yet delicious healthy and nutritious recipes, cooking videos and much more for your enjoyment.
Below is an overview of what our Academy is all about and what we want to achieve.
We are an educational cooking Academy for children between the ages of 2.5-17 years, the culinary newbie and enthusiast. A fun, interactive and safe environment where children will discover the joy of healthy & nutritional cooking, a skill that not only will enrich their academics such as math, science, reading, social studies and much more but one that will empower them to make wise food choices now and for a lifetime.
We’ll achieve this with our creative curriculum and our hands-on approach in our state-of-the-art facility. Our kitchens will have industry-quality equipment and multimedia support. They’ll be interactive with computer learning stations and student project spaces where they can work individually or in teams.
Through our program the possibilities are endless as our age appropriate curriculum will reach our children via our many cooking programs whether it is weekly classes, school field trips, special groups and events, club memberships, birthday parties, camps, workshops, outreach programs and workshops. We will spread the word and promote the need for this life skill.
Rationale for the Program
Given the trends toward more and more high-fat, low-nutrition fast foods, it is important to the future well-being of our children that they learn to prepare tasty, healthy, nutritious snacks and meals. As per Statistics Canada 28% of our children are overweight or obese. With these growing rates of childhood obesity in North American society, this will lead to major health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and other serious ailments not to mention low self-esteem and body image issues.
To empower children to make wise food choices now and for a lifetime by:
- Providing opportunities for children to increase their food preparation skills & learn the life skill of cooking.
- Teach children healthy nutrition practices in a fun and interactive manner.
- Learn about foods from different cultures.
- Improve social support networks for our children regarding health and nutrition.
- Give our children the competence and confidence to face challenges.
- Improve community partnerships around the issue of child health.
In conclusion we hope to see you in August 2011 and if you have any questions in the meantime please contact me directly at 289-553-4445. Thank you again and to your health.
Denise K. Livotti
Founder & Owner
Petits Chefs Academy Inc.
9661 Jane St. Unit #1
Facebook: Petits Chefs Academy (please ‘Like’ our page) Twitter: @PetitsChefsAcad