Cooking With Participate Australia

Posted on Monday, 1 April 2019

Participate Australia’s cooking program in Canterbury League Club’s kitchen is back for another year!

Participate Australia (formerly known as FRANS) supports people living with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities as well as their families and carers.

Burritos, burgers, sweet potato fries, chicken schnitzel and apple crumble are just a few of the delicious items on the menu over the 6-week period.

Each week, Canterbury’s Executive Head Chef Stephanie puts her students through the paces of what it feels like to be culinary chefs in Canterbury’s kitchens.

The students are involved in the entire cooking process which includes preparing ingredients, cutting ingredients, cooking the dish, serving the dish and eating what they have cooked.

‘The cooking classes are now in their third year, but this year Canterbury League Club is proud to announce that classes will be held two times this year,’ George Coorey Chairman of Canterbury League Club said.

‘Being able to walk into Canterbury’s kitchens and to see the smiles of the participants fills all the hearts at Canterbury.’

At the end of the 6-week period, participants have a graduation ceremony where their family members are invited to attend.

The graduation consists of awards being handed out and the participants cook their favorite dish for their families and show off the new skills that they have learnt.

Teaching an individual how to cook provides them with a lifelong gift that will be with them for the rest of their lives.