Free cooking workshop postponed

Cooking Matters, a workshop organised by Feed our Future to teach parents and guardians how to prepare low cost, nutritious meals, has been postponed.

It was previously reported that the workshop would run on Thursday, 18 April. However, in order to give parents and guardians more time to register for this valuable class, organisers have moved the date back to the 30 April.

It will mean a return to the classroom – at John Gray High School – but for a different kind of lesson.

Cooking Matters is a special workshop organised by Feed Our Future, the nonprofit organisation that works to fund school lunches for the neediest children in Cayman, and is open to parents and guardians of children sponsored by them.

This will be the pilot workshop in a series that Feed Our Future plans to deliver, in keeping with their objective to expand their reach and help empower families and children through instruction in life skills.

“This first workshop is intended to help participants learn to stretch their food budgets and use nutritional information to make healthier food choices and cook delicious, affordable meals at home,” says Stacey VanDevelde, chairwoman of Feed Our Future.

Local “celebrity chef” and volunteer Sean Collins and community dietician Bethany Smith, will deliver the class along with other volunteers, and both will be available to answer any questions participants may have.

On the menu for the first workshop is a meatloaf (which will use lean beef and vegetables) accompanied by mashed potatoes and a side of steamed vegetables.

It’s designed to be an interactive class and participants will assist with the cooking, and will also be able to take home the prepared meal, along with a small supply of nonperishable food items.

The event is free of charge, but spaces are limited, so reserve yours now.

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