Community Kitchens

Loving Spoonful’s Community Kitchen programs convene people around good food. Children, families and adults learn healthy food skills and build community.  They also tackle some of life's most difficult problems including mental illness, social isolation, street involvement and poverty.  As you know, good food brings people together, so building programming around good food is only common sense. 

 

We collaborate with partners across the City to ensure our programs are dynamic and tailored to the unique needs of our community.  Please see below for full details and program descriptions, as well as way to get involved.

"After taking part in this program I feel confident to start cooking for myself at home again. Thank you!"
- Let's Start Cooking participant

Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen is a fun, delicious, and healthy drop-in cooking workshop.

Circles Kingston: Building Community Around the Table

Weekly gatherings around meals build community across class lines. Learn food skills and support others experiencing poverty working toward self-sufficiency.

Cooking in the Nest

Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest and Loving Spoonful continue to bring our strengths together in 2020 to create a year of Indigenous language learning for all ages around good food.

Young Women's Group

The Young Women’s Group that meets weekly at One Roof is yet another example of how food can bring people together and create a foundation for sharing and meaningful connection in a safe space.

Good Food on a Budget

Good Food on a Budget is a one-off workshop developed for youth and young adults that gives an introduction to good food, meal planning and healthy cooking.

Cooking With Families

Loving Spoonful is teaming up with Kingston Frontenac Public Library again in the summer of 2020 to offer Cooking with Families.

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Additional agencies we’ve worked with since starting Community Kitchen programs in 2012 include the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area, K3C Community Counselling Centres, Youth Diversion, Dawn House, Interval House, ISKA, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Elizabeth Fry Foundation. Upon request, we also offer one-off programming to groups outside of our target audience as a form of outreach and community building.

 

We meet clients where they are, bringing the necessary kitchen supplies along and working in a space where they are comfortable. Workshop curriculum is designed in consultation with agency staff to determine the level of knowledge of the group and any particular interests of the clients.

"Pharmaceutical Parody" by Cook, Camera, Action youth, 2016

Would you like to learn more about having us host a workshop for your organization, or sign yourself /a client up for a cooking program? 

 

If so, please contact our Community Kitchen Coordinator, Tibrata Gillies, at tibrata@lovingspoonful.org, 613-507-8848 (office), or 343-333-5699 (cell).

Helping to create a space where participants can build food literacy, skills, confidence, and community around good food, Community Kitchen Volunteer Workshop Assistants are critical in helping to ensure that the cooking classes run smoothly and are positive experiences for all participants. If you are interested in volunteering, click on the "Be a Volunteer Workshop Assistant!" link above for more information.

Click here or below to check out some healthy meals made by

our youth in Cook, Camera, Action!

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