Chef Paul is proud to be helping with Chefs in the Classroom from April to June, a program that offers down-to-earth knowledge to identify nutritious foods, plant a garden, plan a healthy meal, and learn about local fruits, vegetables and cuisine.
CIC has expanded to Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School in Penticton. CIC is an initiative of the Okanagan Chefs Association (OCA), which is “a not-for-profit group of chefs, cooks, junior chefs and associates whose primary purpose is to network and promote culinary professionalism, provide mentorship and promote culinary education”.
CIC is comprised of seven lessons over a nine-week period. Topics include: Planting a Garden; Nutrition; Fruits and Vegetables grown in the Okanagan; Why you should eat local foods; How to prepare easy recipes; Transplanting and Composting; and Connections between the food we grow today and the food grown in the past and present by local Indigenous people. Every session features hands-on activities, discussions, and materials for use in the classroom and at home.