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CINQ ÉPICES ALBERTA cooking workshops

Céline Bossé, coordinatrice du Programme CINQ ÉPICES ALBERTA

Phone : 403-880-8032


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School year/Age

Aged 4 to 12

Language level

French as a First Language
French immersion
French as a Second Language

School subject (primary)

Health and Life Skills

School subjects (secondary)


Teaching materials

Recipe books in colour for the workshop (adapted for age and French skill) and one to bring home

Links with the curriculum

A workshop for all levels that meets the objectives of school curriculum. CINQ ÉPICES ALBERTA is a program affiliated with the ACFA Régionale de Calgary and funded in part by the The Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC), an agency of the government of Quebec 2016-2017 to enrich the offer of french-language service, animation and training in culinary art, food and nutrition, parents and children aged 4 to 12 in Alberta. Please contact us if you want to move forward. Looking forward to seeing how we can team up to improve the offer of Service in French to your students.


The various themes presented in the form of a cooking workshop are based on the Culinary Art and Nutrition Training Program (PACAN) which aim to develop the following skills: - Develop and discover new foods according to their different flavors, textures and colors depending on the methods of cultivation and country of origin; Make meat-free, simple, economical and nutritious recipes; Enjoy preparing food in accordance with the guidelines of Canada's Food Guide (GAC) renewed in 2019 and enjoy the dishes made together; Become aware of the many impacts food can have on human activity, from a sustainable and responsible development perspective.



A classroom with at least four large tables, access to a refrigerator and water tap nearby.


September to June—according to school and day care service schedules—either before during or after class hours.

Number of participants

Class of 24 to 30 students with assistance by the teacher (Mandatory) and parent volunteers (optional, but ideal)


Workshops from 45 to 60 minutes.


$12-$15 per student - Minimum of $300 per workshop. Various package rates are offered and set according to the number of workshops desired and travel costs (KM, accommodation and meals) as needed.



Quebec program founded in 2003 and since 2015 is available in Alberta. Started in Calgary and in 2019 in Fort McMurray. Aims for province-wide development starting in 2020.

The mission of the cooking workshop CINQ ÉPICES ALBERTA is to promote nutritional and Canadian culinary education while favouring social development of children, their families and adults by means of good nutrition. The fun of our experience is what makes us stand out. All students will handle measure and cut foods. While cooking and tasting, the small and the older cooks will integrate notions of healthy nutrition, discover new foods and develop food autonomy.


  • Preparation of a delicious recipe for children
  • Learn culinary technique
  • A simple and adapted presentation of the notions of nutrition
  • Learning games
  • Tasting of the recipes made by children


  • A qualified workshop facilitator will come to your school and organize the activity: planning, materials, food, instruction, facilitation and cleaning.
  • Students of all grades will explore a theme linked to good and health.
  • The theme is associated to a recipe that will be cooked by the students in teams
  • The teacher will participate too
  • At the end, an evaluation and follow up activity is suggested to the teacher.