What is a community kitchen?
A community kitchen is a public space where a group of people get together to prepare nutritious meals.
For more information here’s an article from Canadian Living.
Why join a community kitchen?
At the community kitchen you can meet new people, and learn new skills and recipes that are both nutritious and budget friendly.
Who can participate?
Everyone in the NODA community is welcome at the kitchen. Anyone over 16 years can participate in preparing the meal. There is child minding for younger children, and older children (9-15 years) may also get an opportunity to participate in making a recipe.
What does it cost?
The community kitchen is free and we provide child minding and TTC tokens.
Why are you a vegetarian kitchen?
To allow as many community members to participate in the kitchen, we cook only vegetarian recipes. This also allows us to stretch our budget further and to focus on healthy vegetables as the main part of our meals. We also attempt to eat seasonally and locally when possible.
Should I bring anything with me?
Nothing is required, though a apron is a useful addition. We supply hairnets but we ask that previous participants keep and reuse theirs in subsequent events. You can bring a storage container to bring home any leftovers.
What is child minding?
Child minding is provided so that parents can participate in the community kitchen. The child care worker will provide activities for the children, but their duties do not include diaper changing or feeding. The parent must remain on site at all times while their child present.