Classes

All our classes are small and hands-on. We start with a temperature check, practice social distancing and cook LOTS of great food!

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). Full-day PA Day Camps and Summer camps provide all the snacks, drinks and a full meal at lunch.

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

Love Your Cooking I

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$275

Wednesdays, 4 pm - 6 pm 
Ages 9-13
November 4 - November 25

Every class starts with a healthy snack. We’ll prepare dinner and dessert and explore the nutritional value of foods, learn knife skills, kitchen safety and most importantly, learning to love the food you cook. Classes are hands-on with an emphasis on healthy and balanced eating. Students will work independently, in pairs and in groups. Classes will take place on site at Dickie’s Cooking School and will strictly follow Ministry of Health guidelines for social distancing. 

Little Chefs After School Classes

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$225

Tuesdays 4 pm - 6 pm 
Ages 4 -8
November 5 - November 26

Every class starts with a healthy snack. We’ll prepare dinner and dessert and explore the nutritional value of foods, learn knife skills, kitchen safety and most importantly, learning to love the food you cook. Classes are hands-on with an emphasis on healthy and balanced eating. Students will work independently, in pairs and in groups. Classes will take place on site at Dickie’s Cooking School and will strictly follow Ministry of Health guidelines for social distancing. 

Private In Person Cooking Class

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$175

Dates/times available when you register

You have two hours and you decide exactly how you want to spend them. We can cook a specific meal or dessert or appetizers. If you are over 19, we can make a cocktail! Be as specific as you can, we want you to make the most of your private lesson.

Private In Person Cooking Class (Couple)

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$275

Dates/times available when you register

You have two hours and you decide exactly how you want to spend them. We can cook a specific meal or dessert or appetizers. If you are over 19, we can make a cocktail! Be as specific as you can, we want you to make the most of your private lesson.

Private In Person Group Cooking Class 

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$725

Dates/times available when you register
Gather up to 10 people and have a group cooking party. You have 2.5 hours and you decide exactly how you want to spend them in the comfort of your own home. We can cook a specific meal or dessert, appetizers or cocktails. Be a specific as you can, I want you to make the most of your private lesson.

 

 In-Person Private Group Classes for
Pandemic Pods and COVID Bubbles

Do you have your own Covid Bubble? Book a custom, group cooking class for your bubble. You can tailor the menu, and we can provide resources and materials to complement the Ontario Curriculum. 

Pandemic Pods Group In-Person Classes

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$475: 1 class
$900: 2 classes
$1350: 3 classes

Lesson Length: 3 hours
Class size: up to 7 kids

Have your own Pandemic Pod/Covid Bubble? You can have a cooking lesson tailored specifically to your Pod’s interests. Consult with the instructor to tailor the menu and even the follow up activities for students to work on at home. Lessons can be tied to specific Ontario Curriculum expectations. Classes will take place on site at Dickie’s Cooking School and will strictly follow Ministry of Health guidelines for social distancing.  Ask us about customizing this for a Virtual experience for your group.

$475: 1 class

$900: 2 classes

$1300: 3 classes

PA Day Camps

Ages: 5 and Up

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$100

9 am - 4 pm

During this all day camp, we'll decide as a group what we'll make for lunch, dessert and snack. We’ll go over possible recipes and make shopping lists and then hit local green grocers, butcher shops and the neighborhood supermarket. Morning and afternoon snacks and full lunch provided. Weather permitting, we'll go to the local park in the afternoon. This is a hands-on cooking class and kids will each have an opportunity to cook and prepare food. Work Shop runs from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. HST included in price. (ages 6 and up.) Before and after care is available upon request. 

 

$100

November 20

9 am - 4 pm
 

$100

January 15

9 am - 4 pm
 

$100

February 12

9 am - 4 pm
 

$100

June 4

9 am - 4 pm