Cornerstone Community Kitchen
The Cornerstone Community Kitchen Program is a 12-week program that teaches nutrition education and develops cooking skills.
This is currently only available to ECOH program participants.
This 12-week program includes the following components:
Gain food handlers certification.
Gain nutrition education to empower you to heal and nourish your body.
Gain confidence in the kitchen and develop your cooking skills and abilities.
Learn how to make low cost but highly nutritional based recipes.
Develop an important tool to aid in your success of achieving long-term recovery.
Leftovers can be taken home.
Community Kitchen has developed a kitchen-based program to empower you to develop your skills and build social connections.
This Program has the potential to be a springboard to gain skills on how to cook, foster awareness on how eating behaviours can create a positive impact, as well as reduce barriers in recovery.
Fostering marketable skills will provide you with confidence and make you valuable to potential employers. The skills you build in this course are in high demand in the job market.
This Nutrition in Recovery and Cooking Program will support you to:
Heal and nourish the body damaged by long-term addiction behaviours and/or long-term mental health conditions.
Reduce cravings and aid emotional regulation.
Encourage self-care and healthy lifestyle.
Foster your marketable skills for employment readiness.
FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE
Free of charge with completion of Program
Access to computers to complete Food Handlers certification
Supported by staff to complete within 30 days
Online, therefore can be finished on own time
LUNCH AND LEARN
Receive the Food Handlers certifications
Showcase new culinary skills
Education element on nutrition in recovery
Class size of 7 participants
12 weeks of Kitchen Sessions
Building on skills and knowledge from Food Handlers certification
Trying new skills
TAKE HOME LEFTOVERS
Current Participant with the Edmonton Centre of Hope (ECOH)
Able to commute to kitchen offsite
$20 deposit, refunded on completion of Program
Ability to participate in all aspects of the program
To begin, you will complete an assessment that will help determine your skill level. Then you will be offered a spot in one of the Community Kitchen sessions.
This Program is accessible for all skills and knowledge levels!
Please contact Cornerstone staff for application and skills assessment forms.
Staff will contact you for a prescreen interview once you have completed the forms and applied for the program.