Classes

All our classes are small, hands-on and inclusive!

Dickie’s Cooking School has one goal: to get you to love your own cooking. Our classes are small and hands-on. We work on our own, in pairs and in groups. You’ll learn how to cut, mince, chop, time meals and most importantly, to love your own cooking. 

Owner, Lisa Dickie is a former Special Education teacher with the TDSB and a self-taught cook. Our classes are laid back, informative encourage creativity and improvisation. But to improvise, you need a solid base of skills: how to handle a knife, how to chop and mince, kitchen hygeine and how to time and pace a meal. 

Classes are small. We wear masks while we cook and practice social distancing.

What To Expect 

Expect to eat. All classes start with a snack (usually fresh baked bread, tea and coffee and some fruit). The classes move at a steady pace and combine instructional and hands on learning. You will always go home with samples (unless you eat everything there). 

Come wearing comfortable, supportive closed-toe shoes and dress in casual comfortable clothing.

 

Group Cooking Class for Adults With Down syndrome, Autism and MID

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$275

Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
November 5 - November 26
Ages 16 and up.

Emphasis on independence! We are thrilled to be offering programs tailored to young adults with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum and Mild Intellectual Disability. The instructor holds a teaching certificate with the Ontario College of Teachers and has a Specialist in Special Education.
Each class starts with a healthy snack and we'll prepare a full meal. We will cover the nutritional benefits of food, discuss planning and pacing a meal and students will head home with samples. This is a hands-on cooking class. We'll cover knife skills, foo. Masks are required and social distancing enforced!

Group Cooking Class for Adults With Down syndrome, Autism and MID

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$275

Fridays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
November 6 - November 27
Ages 14 and up.

Emphasis on independence! We are thrilled to be offering programs tailored to young adults with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum and Mild Intellectual Disability. The instructor holds a teaching certificate with the Ontario College of Teachers and has a Specialist in Special Education.
Each class starts with a healthy snack and we'll prepare a full meal. We will cover the nutritional benefits of food, discuss planning and pacing a meal and students will head home with samples. This is a hands-on cooking class. We'll cover knife skills, foo. Masks are required and social distancing enforced!