Contact Information

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Contact Jade Guthrie if you have any questions about this program.

Community Learning and Engagement Curriculum Lead and Educator
jade@foodshare.net

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. 

Please note that all of our workshops are offered in a virtual format until further notice.

Current Offerings

In partnership with Care/Of, we’ve launched a set of workshops that are 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.

These workshops are 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

  1. 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.
  2. Body Liberation & Fat Acceptance 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 a delicious, seasonal galette or pie while engaging in food-justice-based discussions around body policing, weight stigma, body liberation, and fat acceptance. Learn how factors like white supremacy, anti-black racism, and ableism intersect with body policing.
  3. 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.

Workshop Details: 

Key Details

  • Duration: 2.5-hour virtual session
  • Group Size: Up to 30 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

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

GET STARTED!

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.

FAQ

What are the workshop themes my team can 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 Liberation 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 cookie while engaging in food-justice based discussions around body policing, weight stigma, and body liberation.
  • Let’s Talk About ‘Foodprints’: 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).

Who can book a workplace workshop?

  • Any team looking to build social connection and engage in food justice learning! In the past, we have worked with banks, tech companies, non-profits, and grassroots collectives to deliver these innovative experiences.

Sign me up! How do I book a session for my team?

  • Geared toward corporate and for-profit teams, we have partnered with Care/Of to develop and offer the ‘full monty’ experience with these workshops. This includes an ingredient box supplying the workshop’s menu for 4 adult servings and delivery of the ingredient box directly to each participant’s home (within GTA delivery radius). Our friends at Care/Of make hosting these workplace workshops as smooth and seamless as possible, ensuring that your team members have everything they need to get cooking. Read more about Care/Of here, and book now!
  • We also offer workplace workshops priced on a sliding scale for our smaller non-profit and grassroots friends. Teams source their own ingredients at this pricing option, while engaging in the same hands-on cooking and learning opportunities. Connect with us directly to schedule a session.

We’re a non-profit/smaller group with a smaller budget. Can you help subsidize the cost?

Great news! Non-profits or smaller groups with lower budgets can book directly with us on a sliding scale. Please contact wynette@foodshare.net for more information.

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