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Inspiring Kids in the Kitchen

Julianna Banana inspires kids and families to bake, cook, and create while learning about food, the value of community and giving back.

Join a culinary class, book a birthday party, or order one of our seasonal culinary activity boxes.

Why Julianna Banana?

Fostering the Master Mini Chefs in our kids & youth

Empowering confidence and creativity in the kitchen & beyond

Promoting community in our little citizens. We give back!

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shared back with our local Ottawa community

Interactive Culinary Classes

Interactive baking and cooking class for kids ages 5 to 14. Classes are kept small and designed to be fun and interactive! Explore different foods, develop kitchen skills and create tasty treats for the whole family. Our cooking classes take place in Ottawa and online.

Julianna Banana donates a portion of our class proceeds to local Ottawa community organizations.

“Our daughter has been participating in Julianna Banana’s Ottawa children’s cooking classes over the past four months. We continue to be very impressed by Margherita’s ongoing positive and dedicated approach. 

The learning extends beyond the class instruction. For example, there’s the elements of grocery planning and product selection.

We highly recommend any budding chefs to enroll in upcoming sessions. We know we will. You won’t be disappointed!”

“My 8 year old has LOVED every session! From measuring ingredients to learning the science behind what she is creating, I have seen her enjoy the whole process. We always await the next class and enjoy the variety of baked goods that are taught. Looking forward to more.”

“Thanks, Julianna Banana for the wonderful baking classes. My daughters aged 9 and 11 really enjoyed baking with you and Julianna. And we all enjoyed eating their tasty treats!

It was wonderful to see their confidence grow in the kitchen week after week. Recipes have now become family favourites. We will definitely be signing up for more of your classes.”

Culinary Birthday Parties

Interactive baking and cooking birthday parties in and around Ottawa. Choose from one of our popular themed parties or let us create a custom menu, just for you! 

Tea Time

Select 2-3 mini treats, such as cranberry orange scones, mini tarts, quiches, or decadent cookies. Enjoy tea time with friends.

Pizza Party

A crowd-pleaser! Partygoers will learn how to make their own pizza from scratch and choose from their favourite toppings.

Cake Decorating

Make a cake, decorate it - and eat it, too! Choose your layered cake from an assortment of flavours and decor, including drip cake!

Custom Party

Are you looking for something different? Julianna Banana will work with you to create a custom party menu and theme.

Culinary Boxes for Kids

Delicious learning! Julianna Banana Boxes connect kids with food and create lasting memories.

Each Culinary Box experience is a handcrafted, customized and kid-tested learning lab with illustrated recipe cards. Boxes include hands-on activities, food science, and locally sourced kitchen tools created by local science teachers. 

Each experience includes a unique virtual cooking class instructing kids and their families on how to make one of the recipes included in the box. Purchase an apron separately to complete the package!

Culinary box terms and conditions

delivery and Canada-wide shipping available for a fee

pickup is available at one of our partner locations 

all registrations for classes are final. no refunds. 

classes included with culinary boxes are not our standalone class offerings

Thank you for delivering the Fall Box. Its lovely to see the joy in Adrian’s eyes each time we give him a Julianna Banana Box.  Like the other Boxes, this one kept him busy trying the recipes and doing the food science. He loved the cinnamon bun recipe the most and he’s looking forward to the complimentary class. And the peeler and cookie cutters were a hit! Thx!

“I just wanted to reach out to you to say thank you so much for the wonderful lip balm kits. They went over great! The kids loved making them! My little one has kept her present from you to open on her actual birthday on Tuesday.”

“Julianna Banana has created an opportunity for me to spend quality time with my daughter baking this summer! Baking together was at the top of her to-do list this year and it is only by taking these classes together that we found the time. We have both learned lots and had so much fun!

Thank you Margherita and Julianna! See you next time!”

Gift Cards

Give the gift of fun experiences and life lessons. Delivered by email and redeemable on our website.

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