Warm meals, warmer hearts

"Kate's Kitchen is a second home for people going through the breast cancer battle. It is a safe place where we can share our stories with others who generally care and understand because they are going through the same experience. We learn, we eat, and we share a fun filled dinner together." - Cherie, Kate's Kitchen Participant

Kate’s Kitchen was a unique community kitchen for people going through or having finished breast cancer treatment. Over the past 15 years, this free-of-charge support group offered folks a comfortable place to come together to learn nourishing recipes and cooking skills. Many participants were drawn to Kate’s Kitchen for the health-promoting emotional support offered in a non-traditional format.

Participants met once a month with a holistic nutritionist/chef and community facilitator, herself a breast cancer survivor. All classes were opportunities for hands-on food preparation of simple, delicious, and nutritious recipes inspired by diverse cultural traditions. Participants shared tasks to create the dishes together, then sat down and shared the meal as a group. Throughout, casual discussions around breast cancer experiences flowed easily, tips were shared and friendships forged.

Unfortunately, Kate’s Kitchen is no longer available. We thank you for your support and participation over the past 15 years.

If you would like to learn more about Kate’s Kitchen or have any questions, please reach out to Brooke Ziebell, Community Food Programs Manager at brooke@foodshare.net.

Kate’s Kitchen

This is Kate's Kitchen. It's a community kitchen led by women who are in treatment for, or in remission from breast cancer.

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Contact Brooke Ziebell if you have any question about this program.

Brooke Ziebell
Community Food Programs Manager
416-363-6441 x248

Program Lead

Brooke Ziebell // Community Food Programs Manager

Pronouns: she/her/hers Brooke moved from Australia and joined the FoodShare team in 2009 - perfectly timing her arrival with an emerging local food movement and rapidly increasing public awareness of the importance of good food education. Immediately caught up in the buzz around food literacy, Brooke soon realized her joy was developing and implementing fun, hands-on food workshops and events...see full bio