Something’s Cooking For ADSB Students


The Algoma District School Board is proud to be one of the key educational sponsors of the Algoma Fall Festival’s Festival of Learning.

This year we are particularly excited to welcome Chef Michael Smith not just to the community but to an exclusive engagement for ADSB students on Saturday October 25th.

Chef Smith was approached last year about coming to Algoma Fall Festival and to speak to ADSB students and he jumped at the opportunity! On October 25th, Chef Smith will be presenting a free career seminar to high school students who are currently in Foods Programs throughout the Algoma District. Students from Superior Heights, White Pines, Korah and Elliot Lake Secondary will gather in the Bistro at Superior Heights and will spend the morning with Chef Smith listening to and learning from this internationally respected culinary expert.

Chef Michael will share with students what it takes to be successful within the hospitality and culinary industry. This will be a chance for students to learn about exciting career opportunities first-hand from a Canadian celebrity chef.

Later that morning, Chef Smith will be part of a two-hour Student Culinary Cook Off Challenge. Eight teams of students will compete as they prepare a creative salad and homemade dressing. Students will use locally grown produce from the Mill Market and compete for the top original creation. Chef Michael and two local chefs will be judging and offering constructive feedback.

This very special event with Chef Smith provides the perfect opportunity for Superior Heights to launch their Specialist High Skill Major (SHSM) in Culinary Hospitality now available to students at SHCVS.

Additionally this year, ADSB students have had or will have opportunities to interact with and learn from other notable professionals as part of the Festival of Learning portion of the Algoma Fall Festival.

Carlos Nunez is a world renowned Celtic musician. Last week, he and his band performed concerts for Grade 4, 5 and 6 students at the Community Theatre Centre and gave workshops featuring bagpipes, whistles and flutes. For more information about this artist please visit

Dr. E. Paul Zehr, a Canadian professor of kinesiology and neuroscience, is best known to the general public as the author of the popular science books Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero, Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine and Project Superhero, his first combined fiction/non-fiction book for tweens. Next week (October 17th) Dr. Zehr will be making presentations to Grade 7 and 8 students at the Community Theatre Centre. He will also be visiting Korah Collegiate’s International Baccalaureate students.
For more information about Dr. Zehr visit his website at