It is a place where small groups of people come together once or twice a month to cook.
Kitchens are about much more than coming together to plan and prepare nutritious meals. They are a place where people come to have fun, socialize, share ideas and improve cooking skills. Cooking meals together saves both time and money.
Though the kitchens are similar, each one is unique not only in how they are run but also in who attends – participants come from all walks of life. There are kitchens that focus on cooking for families, single moms, seniors, singles, ethnic groups and new moms. The possibilities are endless. Many kitchens operate out of community centers, churches or schools.
*This is one of the best resources around for stretching whatever food dollars you have.
*Group members decide when it is best to meet, usually monthly.
*You can join a kitchen that suits you, or get help to start a new kitchen.
*Participants bring their own containers to carry away 3-5 completely different meals, which can be frozen and used later.
*Childcare is available at most kitchens.
*Cost is approximately $2 per person per month.
Contact: Diane Thursby, Alberta Health Services Collective Kitchens Coordinator