Kitchen Programs

Menu for breakfast program in front of man sitting behind ordering table

Drop In Breakfast

Our drop-in is a welcoming place where anyone can enjoy a freshly made delicious meal, meet others and access information on community resources.  
We provide a healthy breakfast every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  
Program Lead David Lightwood

Virtual Food Classes

As a result of COVID19, York Region Food Network has taken our cooking and food skill classes online so people can build community connections and learn new food skills from the comfort and safety of their own homes. 

A couple watching their laptop while cooking
Man and woman preparing food

In-Person Food Classes

Cooking can transform communities by giving people opportunities to come together to learn, cook, share knowledge and experiences, and enjoy meals that are delicious, nutritious and culturally diverse.   
We offer a range of cooking classes, designed to build and share food skills, build community connections and reduce social isolation.  
Classes are offered at our public-health inspected kitchen in Aurora, ON and in collaboration with community partners (e.g. community centres, faith-based organizations, schools) across the Region.
All classes are free of charge. Participants must register.  
Program Lead Maxine Knight


Over the years, absolutely incredible dishes have been prepared in York Region Food Network’s kitchen under the guidance of Chef Maxine, Chantal, David, Christina and our extremely talented community participants. If you’re looking for some York Region Food Network tips recipes and inspiration while cooking at home, check out our recipe blog.

A colourful chopped vegetable salad topped with slices of avocado and parsley

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