Cook It Up! 2017


Season 3 of Cook It Up training began at the end of January 2017. The program, funded by City of Kawartha Lakes Social Services, trains individuals in food services. Nine fortunate individuals are enjoying the opportunity to gain experience in shopping, menu planning, food preparation and cooking in a restaurant, as well as in serving and customer relations. The program runs two days a week for 16 weeks, and on Mondays in the spring (beginning March 6), Cook It Up will invite the public to join our group of trainees for a free 3-course lunch at Baked & Battered Restaurant in Haliburton. (Our thanks to Colby Marcellus and Craig Gordon, owners of Baked & Battered, for sharing their restaurant with SIRCH for this program.)

The community can get to know these trainees and support them through their Cook It Up journey. Lunch will be provided every Monday for 10 weeks at our partner restaurant, Baked & Battered in Haliburton. You can see below what each “trainee-of-the-week” planned and prepared for the feature menu. (Each week’s menu will be added on the Friday before the Monday lunch.)

This year, to help celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, lunches will be themed on one of the provinces or territories. The Trainees will cook 60 healthy, delicious 3-course meals each week – it’s first come first served, with no take-out. Everyone who has previously experienced a Cook It Up lunch raves about the food and the atmosphere. Donations for lunch are not expected but are gratefully accepted.

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Week 1 (March 6, 2017)

CIU Week 1 2017 C Bailey good things grow in Ontario

Corinne Bailey Week1

Week 2 (March 13, 2017)

WEEK 2 Alberta placemat REV

Robert Nicholls1 Week4

Week 3 (March 20, 2017)

Week 3 - Quebec REV

Brent Maxwell Week3

Week 4 (March 27, 2017)

Week 4 - British Columbia REV

Leslie Ellis Week2

Week 5 (April 3, 2017)

Week 5 - Nova Scotia REV

Elisa Garcia Week5

Week 6 (April 10, 2017)

Week 6 - NewFoundland REV

Jossie Yeoman Week6

Week 7 (April 17, 2017)

Week 7 - Manitoba REV

Sonya Patterson Week7

Week 8 (April 24, 2017)

Week 8 - Saskatchewan REV

Stephanie Pethick Week8

Week 9 (May 1, 2017)

Week 9 - New Brunswick REV

Katie Peddie Week9