FoodShare offers cooking workshops for teams in the private, public and non-profit sectors who are interested in learning more about the connections between food, social justice and community engagement.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all of our workshop offerings are virtual until further notice.
In partnership with Care/Of, we recently launched a three-workshop series that’s part team building, part anti-oppression training.
Register now or learn more below.
Good Food for All: Cooking & anti-oppression workshops
Fusing a cooking class with anti-oppression training, these unique virtual workshops bring coworkers together to prepare a meal and consider their own role in the food system.
With fresh ingredients delivered right to each team member’s door, colleagues receive step-by-step cooking instructions and a guided discussion on the ways that forces such as racism and colonization have shaped how and what we eat.
This workshop series is designed to:
- FUEL employees with healthy food made from scratch in their own kitchens following new methods all with meal kits delivered directly to their doors.
- DEVELOP an understanding of our food system and the inequities within it.
- BUILD connection and empathy between colleagues.
- LEARN about anti-oppression and anti-racism frameworks.
- DISCOVER the connection between food justice and racial justice, and what we should consider when making food choices.
Workshop Themes To Choose From
- Putting Race on the Table:
Your team will participate in anti-racist learning activities, with a focus on unpacking settler-colonialism and systemic racism in our food system. Dive deep into the interconnections between food justice and racial justice while learning to make homestyle Jamaican comfort food from scratch.
- Body Positive Baking:
This experience will guide you step-by-step through some sweet treats that you can share with your loved ones (or keep for yourself). Learn how to make the perfect holiday cookie while engaging in food-justice based discussions around body policing, weight stigma, and body positivity.
- Reducing Your ‘Foodprint’:
Interested in learning more about the environmental impacts of our food system? This session will explore the concept of a ‘foodprint’ – prompting conversations about both the environmental and social factors that we should consider when making food choices. Putting this into practice, participants will learn how to do some quick at-home fridge canning as a way of reducing food waste (think pickles, chutney, and jams galore).
- Duration: 120-minute virtual session
- Group Size: Up to 20 people
- Platform: Zoom, or your preferred video conferencing platform
- Accompanying Supplies:
- ingredient box suppling the workshop’s menu for 4 adult servings
- delivery of ingredient box directly to each guest’s home (within GTA delivery radius
- learn about anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks
- discover the interconnections between food justice and racial justice
- learn how to engage and participate in food-justice based conversations
- gain knowledge about the inequities in our city’s food system and learn what you can do to positively contribute
- build social connection across colleagues and stimulate team cohesion
About Care/Of: Care/Of produces online cultural experiences and workshops for remote workforces. Built through an arts and culture lens with organizational psychology principles, the programs are designed to build stronger teams while creating opportunities for local artists and chefs.