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. 

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Cooking Classes
Cooking Connections
Cooking Classes
Cooking Connections
Cooking Classes
Cooking With Your Kids
Cooking Connections
Cooking Classes
Cook Camera Action
Loving Spoonful Community Kitchen
Loving Spoonful Community Kitchen
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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.

Our Open Kitchen Community is currently meeting outdoors to gather in community and eat good food together. We will be returning to more of our regular programming indoors, following safety guidelines, at Rideau Heights Community Centre in mid-November.

This program is funded by United Way KFL&A.

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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. Participants cook together and learn Anishnaabemowin, Mohawk and Cree in a judgement-free space to rebuild language, culture and identity. Starting in September, the group has been meeting twice a month for land-based programs at various locations in the Kingston area, enabling participants to connect with the natural cycles of the seasons and nature as well as to related ceremonies, foods and medicines.

 
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 asbarriers and solutions to healthy cooking and eating.

Want to get involved in, or learn more about, our Community Kitchens? 

Contact our Community Kitchen Coordinator, Tibrata Gillies at tibrata@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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