COOK IT UP!
Cook It Up! was a community-based cooking program for youth focused on education and skill building.This initiative was organized in partnership with local chefs and the health unit to build food literacy skills and confidence in at-risk youth. The Cook it up! manual has been used by organizations around the world to start similar programs.
The Cook It Up! sessions offered youth hands-on food experiences. Recipes featured local Ontario-grown foods and classes were facilitated by local chefs. Field trips to local farms and farmers markets were a highlight of the program.