There is a saying that goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. The old proverb has to do with the weather and many believe if the month starts out with bad weather, it will end with a sure sign of spring. As Canadians we are obsessed with weather and I know by March, many are ready for spring to appear.
Well we’ve got a bit of sunshine to brighten up your March with the news that Cook It Up is returning to Molly’s Bistro Bakery in Minden! Starting March 12, and running until May 7, every Tuesday you can enjoy a free, 3-course meal at Molly’s from 12-2pm.
This will mark the fifth season of Cook It Up, which is a food services training program aimed at helping unemployed or underemployed individuals find career opportunities. The meals at Molly’s offer the trainees a chance to hone their skills and the public an opportunity to enjoy delicious food and offer feedback. This year the participants will be offering international/regional cuisine. We will post the menu, along with the trainee’s profile, on the Monday preceding the Tuesday lunch.
Cook It Up provides on-the-job training and employment opportunities for 8-12 participants, but it is done with some unique key elements that ensure its success:
- A gratitude platform/philosophy that underpins the training
- Partners with a restaurant owner to take over their restaurant on a day it is typically closed, and preparing, cooking and serving an upscale 3-course lunch (free to the public)
- Promoting meaningful ongoing interaction between the trainees and the public.
So for the next few months spend your Tuesdays at Molly’s, regardless of the weather, and you will be sure to leave with a smile on your face and some spring in your step!
To learn more about Cook It Up click on this link.