PACTCooking

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ABOUT

PACTCooking gives youth, ages 13-21, the opportunity to obtain practical culinary skills and learn about nutrition & food safety while also giving back to the community.

Youth will learn how to confidently navigate their way around the kitchen, practice knife skills, follow a recipe, and prepare a variety of dishes as a group.

Each week, youth cook and share in a three-course meal together each week and donate extras to local feeding programs and food banks in the community.

The land where we gather to cook and share food is in the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Mississauga, Wendake-Niowentsïo, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

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INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM

A culinary trip around the world!

In this eight-week course, youth learn to prepare different cuisines from around the world. Learn how to follow a recipe and cook dishes like curry chicken, quesadillas, personal pizza, soup, salad, desserts, and more! No experience required.

The program culminates with a graduation dinner that allows the youth cook a special meal and invite individuals in their community to share in the celebration.

This program qualifies for community service volunteer hours.

The PACTCooking Introductory program takes place in the Lower Level Program Area at SKETCH Working Arts, 180 Shaw Street.

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INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM

This 8-week, more advanced curriculum allows youth to continue building leadership and confidence in the kitchen while learning more advanced culinary techniques such as: knife skills, creating sauces, sampling and adjusting recipes, and cooking over the stove. Some kitchen/cooking experience is necessary.

 

In the final week of the program, youth are given a Mystery Basket Challenge where they work together to design and execute a menu using a mystery basket of ingredients.

This program qualifies for community service volunteer hours.

The PACTCooking Intermediate program takes place in the Lower Level Program Area at SKETCH Working Arts, 180 Shaw Street.

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MEET OUR INSTRUCTOR

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Taylor Salisbury

Food brings people together