Dear Rutland Area Farmers and Community Members,
The Everyday Chef Program (EDC) is in the midst of its’ first fundraising series: Mexican Cooking Classes. This series was launched as a response to our community feedback request for lessons on how to make healthy Mexican food. The series focuses on authentic Mexican meals with fresh ingredients, all made from scratch. Many of our participants are well versed in Mexican culture and seasoned eaters of its cuisine. It has been a pleasure to cook for them. After the first class we all left learning something.
The series was also promoted as an EDC fundraiser as the program is in the final year of grant funding. I have been working to expand the program with more bi-weekly workshops on introductory cooking at a number of partnering organizations around Rutland.
As the Mexican cooking series winds down, I am getting excited for an interactive cooking workshop, Mastering the Kitchen with Chef-Instructor Lisa Fennimore. Fennimore runs the Stafford Technical Center (STC) culinary program and its beloved Dollhouse Restaurant. Mastering the Kitchen is offered in partnership with STC and the workshop will be held in their professional kitchen on Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. It is being offered to the community to help make long-term successes in everyday cooking and clean-up. The $25 workshop includes materials fee for each participant, recipes and kits to take home. All participants are entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Rutland Area Food Co-op. You can register below this letter.
Additonally, through a partnership with Rutland City Parks and Recreation Dept., EDC is offering two series at the Godnick Center this summer: Cooking for One and The Family That Cooks. Cooking for One offers a variety of workshops on the pleasures of cooking for one and Family That Cooks is an array of family friendly workshops that are enjoyable for both kids and their parents. All of these workshops are only $5 and you get a meal too! It’s the best deal in Rutland.
Finally, the EDC program also has a new PEGTV show Local Farmer, Everyday Chef which offers thrifty ways to eat well and with local ingredients, taught by Rutland area farmers. You can find the first two episodes starring Alchemy Gardens’s Scott Courcelle, and Yoder Farm’s Ryan Yoder.
Thank you for your continued support of the Everyday Chef Program. We hope to see you at our upcoming workshops!
Everyday Chef Coordinator
(802) 417-1528 x 5