Culinary Classes

Feeding Connection, Cooking up Change

Derived from Chef Pam Fanjoy’s innovative Junior Chef Culinary and Life Skills programs, our Culinary Classes are cooking up change that will last a lifetime as we enhance the physical, mental and spiritual health of youth and families.

As a Clinical Social Worker with 25+ years of experience specializing in adolescent & family therapy, Pam has expanded her Junior Chef Life Skills Program into Guelph this winter as a proud supporter of the Nourish kitchen at 10C.  

Our Culinary Classes are the perfect gift for the whole family, to enjoy a great moment, feed connection and learn more about cooking and mental health. 

“Junior Chef is more than just a program.  You become part of the Fan/joy Family once you’ve taken the fundamentals.”  Listen to what our Junior Chefs and their parents have to say…..

Registration – $95 per week + HST ( $380 + HST for all 4 weeks)* may be covered by extended health care benefits
Ages – 13-20 year old
Dates – April 8, 15, 22, 29
Class time – 4-6pm Thursdays

Youth will run a real service of our Gourmet to Go meals in Hillsburgh on Friday nights during this course with our community ordering the one featured weekly dinner for take out.  In addition, they will bring home a family meal for your own family to make your week a little easier, and a little healthier too!

Fan/Joy Junior Chef in HILLSBURGH 

Culinary fundamentals (4 Week program)

Looking for more than just an ordinary cooking class for your child during this exceptional time? As our teens have to navigate not only the challenges of adolescence but now also the new COVID-19 challenges of social isolation, physical distancing and online schooling Chef Pam has transformed her restaurant space in Hillsburgh to host an expanded culinary studio for the winter to provide youth in our community a safe space to gather for friendship, good food and building new skills.  The new youth pods will be offerred as a four week group so that your teen has time to learn the fundamentals of cooking and experience new relationships with friends and adult mentors at the same time.  The food we prepare is just the icing on the cake!  

Award-winning Chef Pam Fanjoy, also a Clinical Social Worker and Family Therapist with 25+ years of experience helping families navigate and thrive through life challenges, invites you to join us at Fan/Joy’s Culinary Studio in Hillsburgh for a one of a kind hands-on culinary adventure.

PROGRAM INCLUDES: Kitchen safety skills training which includes fire safety and knife skills. You will learn to cook a variety of fall and winter comfort foods using locally sourced, in-season ingredients. As we take care of each other and our planet, you will also learn how to use what you have in the kitchen at hand to reduce food waste and make everyday cooking an easy task to master.  Above all, you’ll build your confidence while also experiencing how food can bring you together with others to improve both your physical and mental health. 

Covered by some insurances, check yours today to see if you qualify

Registration – $285 + HST = $332.05 for 3 weeks 

 $95 per week+ HST 

Next Pod (Guelph) – Dates to be determined 

Class time – Saturdays 1-3:00 pm 

New pods coming in the New Year 

Fan/Joy Junior Chef in Guelph

Culinary Fundamentals (3 Week program)

Looking for more than just an ordinary cooking class for your child during this exceptional time? As our children have to navigate not only the challenges of childhood, but the new COVID challenges of social isolation, physical distancing, and online schooling? Award-winning Chef Pam Fanjoy invites you to join us at Fan/Joy’s second location: the Nourish Kitchen at 10 Carden for a 3-week one-of-a-kind hands-on culinary adventure!


 3 Family Sized meals to take home for Saturdays dinner &

Kitchen safety skills training including fire safety and knife skills, learning to cook with local in-season ingredients, and learning how to reduce food waste. Each week one family-sized meal will be sent home for you and your family to enjoy so that your week flows a little easier, and a little healthier too! 

May be covered by your extended health care benefits.  Check yours today to see if you qualify for Registered Social Work services provided by MSW’s or passport funding for Life Skills training for those on the spectrum or with other disabilities.  

Registration – $195 to $295 per session depending on family size
Ages – 8 to 16 / Adults 
Dates – March to May 2021
Class time – by appointment only

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Family Matters Program – Individual Family or Couple culinary sessions

Family Matters, Especially during times of uncertainty. Let’s get back to the basics of Cooking, Communicating, and Collaborating – the Fan/Joy 3 C’s!

Fan/Joy is all about #FeedingConnection and #CookingUpChange, so this Fall we are launching our new family cooking sessions. You and your child(ren) aged 8-16 years old, can join us in our Fan/joy Culinary Studio in Hillsburgh, ON to learn new cooking techniques, connect with one another, enjoy healthy and delicious meal preparation as well as strengthen your relationship.

PROGRAM INCLUDES: Knife Skills 101, Hygiene and Personal Habits for Success, Life, Kitchen and Classroom Politics, and Foundation (Soups & Stocks, Sauces, Meats & Proteins and Vegetable Cookery).

Covered by some insurances, check yours today to see if you qualify

Interested in buying Junior Chef as a gift? Buy a gift card for it here!