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

Oct 3 to Dec 6

Thursdays
11am – 1pm

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

Kid-friendly environment.

SEED, FEED, and LEAD

Sept 27 to Dec 6

Fridays
4pm – 7pm

A fun and hands-on program for kids/youth of all ages to learn how to cook nutritious meals. Participants bring home a batch of what they’ve made to share with their families.

GARDENER’S PLATE

Aug 19 to Nov 4

Mondays 10am – 1pm

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.

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

Tuesdays
5pm – 8pm

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.

NEWCOMER’S FAMILY COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Fridays
10am – 1pm

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!

“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