The Fanjoy Junior Chef program at St. Peter Catholic School wrapped up with fanfare June 20 with a special graduation event covered by CTV News Kitchener.
The eight-week program for 40 students in Grades 7 and 8 provided hands-on instruction in culinary and life skills, including how to use what is on-hand in the kitchen to reduce food waste.
The Junior Chefs planned and hosted the graduation event, preparing a delicious array of dishes for their parent and school staff, including Chicken Caesar Wraps, Roasted Red Pepper Wraps, Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts, Canadian Shepherd’s Pie, Mac and Cheese Bowls, and Crudité Cups.
“The enthusiasm and the engagement from the students has been absolutely phenomenal, and it means a lot to them to be able to share what they’ve learned with their families,” said Chef Pam at the event.
The Fanjoy Junior Chef program is the first program of its kind in the Wellington Catholic District School Board, which is championing a new approach to ensuring the emotional, social and academic well being of students.