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If you would like to learn more about our programs and services, please contact:


Phone:  604-505-0074

Sprouting Chefs believes that gardens and kitchens are the platforms for effortless education. Students learning in a kitchen or garden environment make connections to each other and the curriculum they are learning in the classroom with a sense of ease and curiosity. Donating to our organization allows schools who often do not have the funds to pay for all or any of our Seed or Cooking Classes. Your generosity bridges the gap from seed to table.

On behalf of the students, parents and staff of the schools we are able to provide our services in, we thank you.

Schools Currently Enrolled in Seed or Cooking Classes:

Forest Grove Elementary - Burnaby, BC

Lochdale Elementary, Burnaby, BC

Windsor Elementary - Burnaby, BC

Armstrong Elementary, Burnaby, BC

Volunteer Opportunities:

Sprouting Chefs is focused on improving the lives of youth. We believe that healthy minds and bodies start with healthy eating. We believe that healthy eating begins with a thorough knowledge, understanding and appreciation of where our food comes from – starting in a garden. Sprouting Chefs is in its fourth year operating a school garden program in North Burnaby at Forest Grove Elementary.  
Students can apply for a “build your own schedule” placement with Sprouting Chefs. A minimum commitment of 15 hours is required. Students are expected to clearly communicate their availability when applying. Once a student has committed to specific dates and times, at least two weeks’ notice must be given if the student will be unable to attend, as your presence will be integral to the running of cooking classes and events!

2017 After School Cooking Classes

For those interested in working with children, gardening, facilitating cooking classes.  

Apply by: January 3, 2017 - Must be 19 yrs of age or older
Hours offered: 25 or more
Number of Positions: 6
Location: Forest Grove Elementary, 8525 Forest Grove Dr., Burnaby, BC
•         Curriculum development
•         Using recipes highlighting seasonal local BC ingredients
•         Assisting in the instruction of up to 25 students per class 2 to 3 times a day in rotating food-related activity stations, including a cooking and tasting station
•         Duties will include: supervising and engaging with the students, set up and clean up, some food prep
•        Dates: Email us for details


Meets twice a month throughout the year to harvest, water, maintain and facilitate nature/garden based activities with a variety of children

•         Seasonal Gardening, Edible Garden and Sensory Gardens
Nature based activities including: composting, water conservation, crop rotation and organic growing principles
•         Located at Forest Grove Elementary in North Burnaby, Armstrong Elementary, Burnaby
•         Weekday Shifts: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
•         Variety of Garden Related Activities beginning September, 2016 and running to June 2017 (Summer Work Bee Dates will also be available by June 2017)

  • Note: Criminal Record Check as well as References will be required
    Forest Grove Elementary is located at 8525 Forest Grove Dr. in Burnaby BC or Armstrong Elementary at 8757 Armstrong Ave., Burnaby, BC

There is a sky train station located just down the hill (Production Way) with transit going by the school on a fairly regular schedule.

To Apply:  Send your resume, volunteer application form and cover letter to Barb McMahon at barb(at)sproutingchefs(dot)com

Upcoming Events:

July/August Summer Cooking Camps 


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