Join kids from eight cultures as they explore their rich culinary heritage via backyard cookouts. It’s all about food, family, and fun.

Kids Cookout is CanadaWorld TV`s first original digital multicultural series (English language) and a Riverbank Pictures coproduction.

The series explores rich multicultural culinary traditions in a delicious way. Featuring kids of varying cultures engaging with their heritage via backyard cookouts, the show illustrates the importance of food, family, fun and history.

Get inspired for your own cookout and discover delicious new recipes such as Italian Pizza, Filipino Cebu Lechon, Korean Kalbi Short Ribs, Samoan Umu, Sri Lankan Curry, Fijian Lovo, Colombian Arepa and Māori Hāngi.



Episode 1

Italian Wood Fire Pizza

Twin sisters Sienna and Simona are Italian and love everything about cooking. First they shop for the freshest ingredients at an Italian grocery shop. Then it’s time to prepare their pizzas and caprese salad. When their friends arrive they all sample the delicious food before a dance party erupts!


Episode 2

Filipino Cebu Lechon

Jaye and her dad prepare a whole pig called cebu lechon, named for the region in the Philippines where they are from. They also make the perfect side dish for lechon, which is atchara, a sour salad.


Episode 3

Korean BBQ

Melaine and Chef Sang Kim shop for traditional Korean ingredients at a massive Asian supermarket with the plan to make kalbi short ribs. After shopping, they prepare the kalbi and many colourful sides dishes for a group of family and friends.


Episode 4

Samoan Umu

Salan works with his dad to make an umu, a traditional Samoan way of cooking on hot rocks in an earth oven. Salan prepares the cookout ingredients like taro and green banana with home-made utensils. When the meal is ready Salan and his family unearth the Umu and lay out the food on mats before they dig in.


Episode 5

Sri Lankan Curry

Ryleigh and Avni are super passionate about cooking their culture’s traditional dishes. They go shopping at a local South Asian market to get the food for their cookout including ‘drum sticks’, a unique ingredient that is the basis for the curry.


Episode 6

Fijian Lovo

David prepares his favourite cookout the traditional Fijian lovo with his mum. They buy fresh ingredients then come home to prepare the fire and rocks and the food before enjoying with the whole family.


Episode 7

Colombian Arepas

Emmanuel and his family moved from their native Colombia a few years ago but continue to celebrate and cook their traditional dishes at home. Emmanuel fires up the grill to make his own arepas from scratch with the help of his mum.


Episode 8

Māori Hāngī

Xavier and his grandad are making a Hāngi, a traditional Māori way of cooking underground. They start by digging a hole and lighting a fire to heat the irons that will cook the food when it is buried under the earth.