Learn to cook and have fun!
BOÎTE À LUNCH
An after-school cooking program

Boîte à Lunch comes to the Point!

Fun, interactive cooking workshops

Fall 2020 workshops

The Boite a Lunch program is back this fall! Workshops start the week of October 5th (for a period of ten weeks). We will be offering three in-person workshops in our kitchen at Share the Warmth (625 Fortune Street):

Monday: for Charles Lemoyne students

Tuesday: for Saint Gabriel students

Wednesday: for Jeanne Leber students

To ensure the security of participants and our facilitators, we must limit the number of participants to eight students per workshop.

The in-person workshops will have very strict hygiene rules, including frequent hand washing, mandatory masks for all participants and a higher ratio of facilitators to students. We will prepare fresh (uncooked) dishes individually. Cooked dishes will be shared, with facilitators monitoring the cooking and division of portions very closely.

If you have concerns about the in-person workshops, have access to a computer with internet and are available to cook with your children on Thursday nights, we invite you to consider our virtual workshop.  Each week we will prepare a box with four portions of the ingredients needed for the recipes that you will pick-up at Share the Warmth. Then you will just need to connect to Zoom each Thursday at 4:30 pm (beginning October 8 for 10 weeks) with your child and we will prepare dinner altogether

For more information, please contact Emily at communitychef@sharethewarmth.ca

About the Boîte à Lunch cooking program

As of fall 2019, Share the Warmth, in affiliation with The Depot Community Food Centre, offers the Boîte à Lunch cooking workshops. Boîte à Lunch is a fun, hands-on after-school cooking program, which aims to get students involved in the preparation of healthy, delicious meals. These workshops teach children about nutrition, and healthy eating and lifestyle habits and aim to reinforce the food security of their families. Furthermore, the workshops strengthen participants’ confidence and build autonomy. Through Boîte à Lunch, the kitchen becomes a space to learn, share, build bridges and make friends!

Fun, educational cooking workshops for students in the three Point Saint-Charles elementary schools

Workshops include:

  • Two semesters (10 weeks each) of nutrition and cooking activities per school year for Grade 4 and 5 students.
  • Preparation of a healthy recipe in a team environment, which includes understanding each step involved in the preparation of the recipe, the ingredients and tools needed to make the recipe and the execution of the recipe.
  • One healthy meal per participant at each workshop.
  • An opportunity to learn culinary techniques and best practices for kitchen health and safety.
  • An opportunity for participants to discover new foods from around the world.
  • Interactive activities that build healthy eating and nutrition knowledge.
  • A recipe book filled with all the recipes prepared during the workshops to encourage participants to recreate these meals at home.

Boîte à Lunch workshop structure

Workshop structure:

  • Two recipes per week, providing a healthy meal for each participant. Recipes get more elaborate as the semester progresses and are designed to expose participants to a variety of culinary techniques and ingredients. The meals prepared are affordable and easy to recreate at home.
  • Each workshop includes an educational activity. These activities teach children culinary techniques and provide an opportunity to practise them, share nutrition knowledge and explore the current food security issues. Each workshop begins with the tasting of a “star ingredient.”
  • The workshops are designed to empower youth and include several opportunities for participants to get actively involved. For example, a chart is used to enable participants to track their progress. Our recipes and activities were designed to highlight participants’ choice and autonomy.

To learn more

Please contact Emily at (514) 933-5599 ext. 228 or by email: communitychef@sharethewarmth.ca