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Food for Thought McMaster

Food for Thought offers a series of fun and interactive classes for McMaster students of all cooking and food experiences. We provide opportunities to discover and experience how to cook healthy, affordable and delicious meals. Come learn to cook with us!

Our cooking classes will be run by a trained chefs who understand the in’s and out’s of eating well on a student budget. The classes are offered free of charge.

Food for Thought classes and workshops provide an opportunity to gain some of the following skills:

  • Develop confidence and creativity in the kitchen
  • Discover new techniques for preparing foods
  • Practice safe and efficient cooking and food handling methods
  • Gain an understanding of local, seasonal foods
  • Learn practical ways to incorporate healthy meals and snacks on a budget

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Earth to Table: Gardening and Cooking Session

  • Maintaining the garden
  • Harvesting vegetables and herbs
  • Preparing veggie burgers and salad

Wednesday 4:30 – 7:00pm (August 15th)

During this session there will be an opportunity to explore and practice skills related to vegetable gardening and cooking. The group will have the opportunity to try the meal that is prepared together.

Some of this program will be led by peers and community members. All skill levels are encouraged to join.

Meeting location, unless otherwise noted, will be at the McMaster Community & Teaching Garden (outside of the General Sciences Building, across from the Phoenix and greenhouses).

*The gardening component will involve light activity and a little bit of dirt (soil)! Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.

For more information contact Taryn at

Thank you for your interest in Food for Thought Cooking Classes, if you are interested in joining our mailing list to receive updates about these classes, please email wellness@mcmaster to let us know.

About Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a working group made up of food enthusiasts from various McMaster and community groups:

Mac Farmstand
Mac Bread Bin
Student Wellness Centre
Indigenous Studies Program

Registered Dietitian, David Braley Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre

McMaster Alumni Association

Food for Thought cooking classes and programs are funded through the Mac10 Giving program with donations from graduates of the last 10 years and the McMaster Alumni Association.

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