Feeding South Florida to Host Cooking Classes this September During Hunger Action Month
Feeding South Florida® – the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida – is hosting a series of cooking classes in its one-of-a-kind Community Kitchen at its Palm Beach County warehouse in Boynton Beach this September during Hunger Action Month®.
During each class, participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on culinary experience with Feeding South Florida’s Director of Culinary Services Susan Taves and take their creations home to enjoy. Prior culinary experience is not required.
Hunger Action Month takes place throughout September and is designed to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in South Florida and inspire others to take action toward ending it. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will offer a range of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to “GO ORANGE” and engage in various hunger-relief efforts. Activities can be found on feedingsouthflorida.org/events for Hunger Action Month.
A portion of the proceeds support Feeding South Florida’s mission to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.
In 2020, Feeding South Florida unveiled its state-of-the-art, 5,000-square-foot community kitchen. Although the kitchen is located in Palm Beach County, it provides 85,000 meals to people in the four counties that Feeding South Florida serves (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties). The multi-purpose community kitchen serves as a meal production site, culinary training program, social enterprise catering, incubator space for graduates of the program, and healthy cooking classes. The kitchen advances Feeding South Florida’s mission of ending hunger in South Florida by serving up to 20,200 meals per day for children’s after-school and summer programs, meals for older adults and medically tailored meals. The kitchen also provides critical meals during disaster response.
Feeding South Florida’s September cooking classes include:
Pad Thai | Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6–7:30 p.m.
The culinary landscape of Thailand is as diverse as its terrain. Using traditional Chinese and Indian ingredients in typical Thai ways, the cuisine focuses heavily on vegetables and small portions of fish and meat. Participants will learn how to prepare Pad Thai featuring vegetables and shrimp or tofu.
Intro to Knife Skills | Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Feeding South Florida invites the community to learn the fundamentals between a butter knife and a boning knife. In Feeding South Florida’s Community Kitchen, participants will improve their knife skills and learn how to be more efficient by practicing basic cuts using vegetables. Then the vegetables will be used to make a stir fry for lunch.
French Patisserie | Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Feeding South Florida invites the community to learn how to make Pate a Choux, the delicious pastry used for cream puffs and eclairs. Participants will make crème pâtissier (pastry cream) and fill their own pastry puffs while learning the history of this versatile pastry, and ways to use if for savory dishes.
The Feeding South Florida Community Kitchen
Palm Beach County Warehouse
4925 Park Ridge Blvd Boynton Beach, FL 33426
To register, please visit: feedingsouthflorida.org/events/