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Inspiring Kids to Create in the Kitchen

Julianna Banana - Bake with Me

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Julianna Banana aims to inspire kids and families to get baking, cooking, and creating in the kitchen all while learning about food, having fun, and gaining an appreciation for the importance of community and giving back. 

We provide culinary experiences for kids and families, ranging from Classes to our Culinary Boxes for Kids which combine the fun of a class with a collection of kid friendly collectable recipe cards, kitchen tools, teacher-crafted science activities and more. Each Culinary Box also comes with a complimentary live virtual class where kids and families tune in to make one of the recipes included in the Box together  with a culinary trained host.

Sound amazing? Join the Julianna Banana Club by purchasing a subscription of  Culinary Boxes for even more fun. The Holiday, Spring, Summer and Harvest Boxes are delivered in December, May, July and October.  The Subscription comes with  4 Boxes including 4 complimentary classes, free shipping to Ottawa and a free Julianna Banana apron! And, classes are taught by trained graduates of Le Cordon Bleu of Ottawa.

We support LOCAL business and give back to the community.  A fundamental pillar of Julianna Banana is to support local businesses and to give back to the community. Materials in  Culinary Boxes  are sourced whenever possible from local vendors. Recipe cards are designed and printed in Ottawa and our Julianna Banana apron is made and printed in Canada. In keeping with our mission to give back to the community, a portion of proceeds from sales of Julianna Banana Culinary Boxes and Julianna Banana classes go directly to local charities . Join us, give back.


Baking & Cooking Classes designed for kids and families.

If your budding Chef would rather simply join a class without the Culinary Box, sign them up for a fun, interactive baking and cooking class for kids ages (5-14). Younger ones may need a sous chef and older ones will work more independently to showcase their new skills! Classes focus on providing children an opportunity to explore different foods, develop kitchen skills and create tasty treats for the whole family.

Dessert and pastry classes are hosted by Cordon Bleu-trained hosts and often Julianna herself. Classes are kept small and designed to be fun and interactive! 

Since the start of Julianna Banana,  classes were  organized as a way of fundraising for local organizations. We are proud to have raised thousands of dollars collectively for the Dovercourt Recreation Centre and more recently the Parkdale Food Centre. CHEO and the School Breakfast Program of Ottawa. We also have volunteered classes for the Girl Guides of Canada , Scouts Canada and other not for profits including Kids Up Front Ottawa. 

Hand-Crafted & Personalized Culinary Boxes for Kids (includes a complimentary live class with a culinary host!)

Learning Never Tasted So Good! Julianna Banana Boxes are all about connecting kids with food and creating a long-lasting extraordinary experience. Each Culinary Box is a carefully crafted learning lab for kids, with specially created kid tested recipes, locally printed on illustrated recipe cards. Boxes also include hands on activities and food science created by local science teachers including materials and locally sourced kitchen tools! Finally, kids and families get to join a live complimentary class hosted by a trained culinary host where they learn, step by step one of the recipes included in their Box. The Fall (Harvest) Culinary Box gets kids and families learning to make homemade cinnamon buns. Recordings are also provided if you miss the online class.  For details: See Fall Culinary Box.

 Each Box is uniquely curated and personalized for budding Chefs and SUPPORTS LOCAL Vendors. And, each Box helps fundraise for LOCAL CHILDREN’s CHARITIES 

*Complimentary classes included with each Box and are separate from the regularly scheduled on-line or NEW in-person Classes being offered for registration* Regularly scheduled classes do not require the purchase of a Box. Picture Below is for Summer Culinary Box and Valentines Box to provide examples of Julianna Banana Boxes.


Get Your Julianna Banana Activity Kits and Culinary Boxes Today!

Free delivery for Subscriptions in Ottawa

Terms and conditions

  1. all terms subject to change
  2. HST is applied to Products and Classes
  3. delivery is available for a fee for Boxes 
  4. pickup is available  at our partner locations -choose at check-out
  5. delivery for a fee is available for Ottawa or outside of Ottawa 


(Choose between one of the following virtual birthday party options
1.Tea Time (scrumptious scones, tarts and cookies) & tea of course
2. Pizza Party (guests can make savoury and dessert pizzas together)
3. Cake & Decorating Party
4. Customizable – contact us


the birthday girl/boy and guests would make a selection of 2-3 mini treats choose from cranberry orange scones, mini tart, quiche, or decadent cookie, at the end of the class, guests can eat the treats and have tea together (and sing happy birthday of course)


a unique pizza party experience for her/him and her/his friends


Make a cake and decorate it (Choose from an assortment of layered cakes and decor, even drip cake)


Shopping for someone else, but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Julianna Banana gift card.

Gift cards can be applied toward a Julianna Banana class as well as Culinary Boxes available and in stock.

Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees.


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