Jr. Chefs get food training from the Gnarly Bistro

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The Food Network stars of tomorrow were kept quite busy in the kitchen at St. Mary’s French Immersion Tuesday morning as students made lunch for each other with the training of Chef Todd Tremblay from the Gnarly Bistro.

The free cooking class is something Algoma Public Health supports says Lindsay Fere, a registered dietitian” It’s so important to teach children how to be comfortable in the kitchen. Not only is cooking an important life skill , children involved in food preparation are more likely to eat better”

Chef Todd agrees, “it’s important for the kids to know what good food is”

The initiative began with local certified organic grower Fannie McFadden from McFadden Acres.   McFadden spoke about where food comes from and what it’s like to be a local farmer. The next session was cooking with Chef Todd. Today’s menu included fruit and vegetables and the ole’ favorite, Grilled Cheese.

“We see much value in bringing generations together to engage, socialize and learn from each other ” said Collen Hannah, principal at St. Mary’s French Immersion.