COOK

kitchen skills programming and community kitchens to help our community members improve confidence and increase enjoyment in the preparation of nutritious and delicious food

FOOD SKILLS PROGRAMS

Food skills programs provide people with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to grow, cook, and choose healthy food for themselves and their families. Through hands-on experience and the support of a community, people are empowered to take control of their health and nutrition and make lasting, sustainable changes in their diets. 77% of people surveyed say they’ve made healthy changes to their diets since they started coming to programs.

LOVING SPOONFULS

Tuesdays
10am – 12pm

New and expecting parents learn family-friendly recipes and cooking tips along with access to a family health nurse for any parenting questions.

Kid-friendly environment.

Contact Ben at ben@thelocalcfc.org or 519-508-3663 ext 1003

Program generously sponsored by

SEED, FEED, and LEAD

Fridays 5pm – 8pm

A fun and hands-on program for kids aged 10 – 14 to learn how to cook nutritious meals. Participants bring home a batch of what they’ve made to share with their families.

Program generously sponsored by

GARDENER’S PLATE

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

For seniors, this is a 10 week program that focuses on teaching skills, knowledge, and behaviors on growing and harvesting food in the garden and preparing whole foods in the kitchen.

Improve your physical health and mental well-being in the garden and kitchen. Registration required.

Register Now!

FAMILY PIZZA BAKE

Wednesdays 5pm – 7pm

July 13 – Aug 24

All the kids in Stratford are invited to create their own custom pizzas cooked in the Stratford Chefs School’s wood-fired oven in the back garden at The Local!

Program made possibly by the generous support of

COMMUNITY KITCHENS

These programs bring people together to cook new recipes, try new flavours, and have fun working as a team in the kitchen. Whether it’s our Tuesday night drop-in Community Kitchen family cooking program that encourages parents and children to prepare meals together, or our Newcomer’s Family Community Kitchen that makes dishes from a different country each week, every community kitchen uses healthy food as the key ingredient to learning, building skills, and connecting with others.

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Drop-in

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Educational evening cooking sessions for everyone interested in cooking healthy, delicious meals on a tight budget.​ At the end of the session everyone enjoys the meal they prepared together.

Program generously sponsored by

NEWCOMER’S FAMILY COMMUNITY KITCHEN

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

This exciting weekly program has been designed to bring newcomers to Canada, including friends and sponsors, together to cook and share recipes from their home countries. Each session ends with an enjoyable communal meal with plenty left for each family to bring an additional meal home!

Register Now!

Program generously sponsored by

“There’s so much I’ve learned from different programs. Doing something different. Trying foods I’d never tried because I didn’t know how to cook them or what they tasted like.”

A Community Member • The Local CFC, Stratford