The Okanagan Chefs Association launched a new initiative entitled ‘Chefs in the Classroom – Edible Education’ in Spring 2016.
Modeled after other successful edible education classes all over North America, Chefs in the Classroom is unique in that it is an Okanagan inspired, hands-on curriculum with links to our Aboriginal community and practices. The highlight of the 7-lesson course is a field trip to a working farm with lunch hosted by our chefs and volunteer teams.
Thanks to the support of our Chefs & volunteers Spring 2017 will bring the Chefs in the Classroom – edible education program to seven, Grade 3 classrooms:
Kelowna: Anne McClymont, Bankhead and Rutland Elementary
West Kelowna: Glenrosa Elementary
Peachland: Peachland Elementary
Penticton: Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School
Lake Country: Oyama Traditional School
To educate children in our community how to grow, cook and eat Okanagan fruits and vegetables.
To grow healthy children in our community.
To introduce children to farming and gardening best-practices in our community.
To successfully operate an Okanagan based edible education project.
Engage and inspire children through hands on and interactive real-life experiences.
The Chefs in the Classroom program is the property of the Okanagan Chefs Association with trademark pending.
Chefs in the Classroom Sponsors
Also thanks to:
Blackwood Apparel, Brugman Food Equipment, Capri Insurance, SunRype, The Greenery Garden Centre
To learn more about the program contact Chefs in the Classroom Coordinator: Debbie MacMillan at chefsintheclassroom(at)okanaganchefs.com
or Okanagan Chefs Association Marketing Manager, Alison Love: firstname.lastname@example.org