This is a DONATION item. You will not receive the service but we will use your gracious contribution to support one of our Junior Chef with the service selected.
We all at Fan/Joy are very grateful for your contribution which will go a long way to support Youth and Families improve mental health through our Junior Chef Programs.
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How will your contribution have an impact?
Looking for more than just an ordinary cooking class for youth during this exceptional time? As our teens have to navigate not only the challenges of adolescence but now also the new COVID-19 challenges of social isolation, physical distancing and online schooling Chef Pam has transformed her restaurant space in Hillsburgh to host an expanded culinary studio for the winter to provide youth in our community a safe space to gather for friendship, good food and building new skills. The new youth pods will be offered as a several weeks (3, 4 or 6) group so that teens have time to learn the fundamentals of cooking and experience new relationships with friends and adult mentors at the same time. The food we prepare is just the icing on the cake!
The Fundamentals Junior Chef sessions are 1.5 hours each and opened to youth from 13 to 20 years old. Each youth brings a meal home at the end of the session to serve dinner to their family and learn how to give back.
PROGRAM INCLUDES: Kitchen safety skills training which includes fire safety and knife skills. You will learn to cook a variety of fall and winter comfort foods using locally sourced, in-season ingredients. As we take care of each other and our planet, you will also learn how to use what you have in the kitchen at hand to reduce food waste and make everyday cooking an easy task to master. Above all, you’ll build your confidence while also experiencing how food can bring you together with others to improve both your physical and mental health.