Meals Direct is proud to announce uCook Classes, our hands-on cooking and baking classes taught by our professional chefs. Experience the world and beauty of cuisines in an interactive and fun learning environment. You will learn the vital skills in preparing ingredients and safely handling food from our culinary-trained instructors. Your five senses will be thrilled with the creation of delicious, mouth-watering appetizers, entrees, desserts and pastries. You will gain the confidence with cooking or baking, and enjoy every aspect of it!
uCook Hands-On for Kids
Children thrive in an environment where they are learning and having fun. uCook Hands-On for Kids are for children between ages 8-13 where they will acquire valuable cooking and kitchen skills while learning to put together an entree, appetizer, or dessert. Each class is organized to establish the child's baseline of kitchen skills and to build on their strengths. They will learn:
Safety with kitchen supplies and equipment
Proper hygiene and cleanliness with kitchen tools and ingredients
World cuisines and their diverse ingredients, flavours and spices
The intricacies of baking pastries, desserts
The art of plating and presentation; and so much more.
We created a fun and interactive learning environment that will have your children beaming with excitement and confidence when they learn to cook or bake from a team of professional chefs. Each class will reflect a specific cuisine or dessert taught by either Chef Waylon or Chef Bridget. We know your children will absolutely enjoy it!
(Parents are not obligated to stay and due to the COVID-19 guidelines, parents are able to stay if the space permits.)
Our Safety Guidelines and Responsibility in response to COVID-19, as per AHS:
With approval from Alberta Health Services, we were granted permission to hold in-person demo and hands-on cooking classes with a strict guideline of health and safety measures assuring we are within the provincial protocol of Public Health Safety. This will include the proper social distancing, wearing of correct PPE during the class, dismissal and pick-up of the client if symptoms or signs of illness are present, prohibiting the sharing of food and beverages, and high touch/communal surfaces properly cleaned and disinfected. We have also added the extra safety measure of another adult facilitator, other than the main instructor, to make sure these guidelines are upheld during the duration of the class.
Meet our Chefs:
Chef Waylon Yu graduated with a culinary diploma from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He's worked at River Cafe, one of Canada's top 50 restaurants, as well as the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Chef Waylon also owns Yu to You Catering, which creates a wide range of meals and desserts in a number of culinary styles.
Chef Bridget Orr is a French-trained pastry chef with a Diplôme de Pâtisserie and is experienced in all forms of baking, including pastry, bread, ice cream and chocolates. Her company, Tante Elise, has catered dessert tasting tables, five course Chef meals, wedding cakes with bespoke sugar flowers and business promotional packages.