What we do
We create customized programs based on the child or classroom's preferences and needs....
Example of a curriculum / example of classes
Our lessons include elements of food education, food culture, nutrition and sustainability so that kids can learn how to make positive food choices on their own.
What are the classes like?
Our classes last from 45-90 minutes
No kitchen needed, just access to water and electricity
We provide kids with tools
We bring the food
Chef Namaste set out to reach children in the formative years and teach them the benefits of being healthy, with the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of nutrition-related diseases.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my child has a food allergy?All of our recipes are vegetarian, allergy aware and nut free. Most of our recipes can be altered to avoid other allergies like lactose or soy. We can also cook gluten free and vegan meals. Please specify what needs or restrictions you would like us to work with when filling out the contact form, and we will be happy to accommodate.
Who purchases the food for the cooking classes?We will send you a list of ingredients one week prior to the class. As an alternative, we can buy the ingredients online and have them delivered straight to your home. You can expect to budget an average of $5 per child per class, as long as your home is equipped with basic pantry items (olive oil, salt & pepper, butter, milk, eggs, spices and herbs).
What tools or props do I need to have at my house?Yoga classes: We ask that you provide one yoga mat per child. Cooking classes: We are experienced, versatile and feel comfortable in any kitchen. We can improvise for certain things, and will double check before if we need any specialty equipment or tools. We do ask that you supply one cutting board and one kid safe knife per child at every class. If you need to purchase these items, we recommend this knife set and thesecutting boards, both available on amazon.
Is there a minimum number of kids per class?The minimum number of students per class for both cooking and yoga is three kids.
Who will clean up after the cooking class?We will come to your home 30 minutes prior to the start of the class to prep for the session. We will stay afterwards to clean up your kitchen, leaving it sparkly clean and ready for you to enjoy.
Can I get a discount?Yes. If you introduce a friend you get a class for free!
What is the cancellation policy?Canceling classes inconveniences your chef mates, so we need to try to be as diligent as we can in attending classes. However, we know that sometimes things come up, so we allow one cancellation per month, with 7 days notice required.
How long is a class?A typical class will run between 60 and 90 minutes per session.