This week in the kitchen

Dear kitchen friends,

Before telling you what’s going on this week in our wonderful kitchen, let me start with thank-yous.


Some of our cooking projects are only possible because volunteers from the community turn up and give a helpful hand. Last Friday, SouthWest Mission catered a 5 à 7 buffet for Grand Potager’s harvest party. The food looked and tasted amazing, and I got an ego-boosting shower of compliments. I need to share the warmth with my kitchen team, without whom the food would have been quite different -- but certainly not better! Thanks to Lauren, from Un plant de tomate à la fois, to Matthieu Auclair, chef of Le Détour, in Rosemont, to Johanne Pilon, one of our local gardeners, and to Noémie and Ariane, two sisters who come to TeenCuisine. Oh you amazing people!

And now the program!



Collective kitchen workshop with Femmes du monde, 4:30-7:00 pm

Femmes du monde, from the Centre des femmes de Verdun, will be having a collective kitchen workshop at the Mission every second Monday. Children are welcome! An adult will supervise the kids while the mums are in the kitchen.

Write to the Centre des femmes to register :



Easy Peasy Recipes, cooking workshop for the 10-12 year-olds, 5-6 pm

Registration is closed !



Community production workshop, 9:00-12:30 am

This week we will be cooking pork and preparing food to ‘feed’ the community dépanneur. There’re two places left in the team, who wants to come ?


Operation: Clean the kitchen, 1:30-3:30 pm

Ants, mice and other unpleasant vermin have started looking for a warm place to spend the Winter. We want to make our kitchen as UNwelcoming as possible, which translates into a thorough cleaning job. Volunteers needed!


TeenCuisine, 5-7pm

The workshop for the 13+ is still open to new participants. Encourage your teen to join the team!

Contribution : $5



GUSTO project, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

Cooking workshop for seniors 65+, organized by Concordia University and the Centre de réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain.

Register here: 514 848-2424 # 2247


One healthy recipe at a time, 5:30-8:30 pm

This week, Un plant de tomate à la fois invites you to a workshop on potatoes. I will accompany you in the preparation of gratin dauphinois (thin slices of potatoes cooked in milk and garlic), potatoes Duchesse, and potato crêpes..

Contribution : $5

Register here:



Have a great week!


Léonore Pion

Community cook

Kitchen coordinator, SouthWest Mission | 514 544-5264

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