Community Kitchens

Loving Spoonful’s Community Kitchen programs convene people around good food. Children, families and adults learn healthy food skills and build community. As you know, good food brings people together, so building programming around good food is only common sense. 

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We collaborate with partners across the City to ensure that our programs are dynamic and tailored to the unique needs of our community. Different programs run at different times.

Here is what is currently running:

Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen is a fun, delicious, and healthy drop-in cooking workshop. Participants learn how to cook on a budget, try new recipes and experiment with fresh ingredients. Classes feature cross-cultural cooking, cooking with local doctors, and seasonal cooking. All are welcome to join our Open Kitchen family! Sign up for the  Open Kitchen newsletter below.

This program is funded by United Way KFL&A.

Cooking in the Nest

Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest and Loving Spoonful bring our strengths together to create an environment of Indigenous language learning for all ages around good food. Participants in this program cook together and learn Anishnaabemowin, Mohawk and Cree in a judgement-free space to rebuild language, culture and identity.

 
In 2020, this program is made possible by the City of Kingston's Heritage Fund. In 2019, support from the Community Foundation of Kingston & Area allowed this pilot partnership to get off the ground. 

Good Food on a Budget

Good Food on a Budget is a one-off online workshop developed for youth and young adults that gives an introduction to good food, meal planning and healthy cooking. Participants explore what “good food” is, as well as barriers and solutions to healthy cooking and eating.

Open Kitchen Newsletter Sign-up
 

Join our Open Kitchen community and stay connected through our weekly newsletter. It includes recipes, cooking demonstrations, links to our online workshops, tips and more!

Want to learn more about our Community Kitchens? 

Contact our Program Manager, Michelle Kehoe at michelle@lovingspoonful.org or call our office.

Thank you to our supporters:

"After taking part in this program, I feel confident to start cooking for myself at home again. Thank you!"

PARTICIPANT, "LET'S START COOKING"

"I was in the Cardiac Rehab program at Hotel Dieu when heard about 'Manly Meals'. I immediately enrolled with the goals of getting off my butt, meeting new people, and learning that there's more to nutrition than salt, fat and sugar. It proved to be a valuable experience. Those five Thursdays demystified the kitchen for me. And along the way, I was introduced to a wider range of food items, notably vegetables, than I ever thought I could stomach. My great many thanks to Loving Spoonful for offering 'Manly Meals' and to chef Allan Watt for being such a warm and patient instructor."

PARTICIPANT, "MANLY MEALS"

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