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Let’s Cook Good Food Together

Waste less. Savour more.

Eating healthy, home-cooked meals, made with fresh, local ingredients is one way we can feel good about what we’re putting in our body and on the table for ourselves and our family. This fall, York Region, is pleased to offer a series of food-based workshops in partnership with Market & Co at Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket. These workshops will introduce you to some essential skills to help you plan, prepare and enjoy meals that you can be proud to serve. The workshops will provide you with the confidence and skills to start planning and creating your own fresh, locally sourced, delicious meals while wasting less in the kitchen and your pocketbook.

Full descriptions and registration information can be found at

Highlights of our Market & Co. schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11a.m. to 2p.m. – Eat Local

Did you know there are over 700 farms providing fresh local food within York Region? Stop by and taste some fresh and locally grown produce in York Region.  Find out more about your local food options at

Saturday, Sept. 14, 11a.m. to 2p.m. – Good Food goes a long way

Good food is too good to waste. So why is it the average household throws away $1500 worth of food each year? Good Food will be sharing some tips and tools to help you waste less and savour more, including some smoothie samples showing just how easy it can be for your fruits and veggies to go a little further. Learn more at

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11a.m. to 2p.m.  – #LetsCook30

Need a little inspiration or guidance to start cooking more at home? Join #letscook30 and challenge yourself to cook one or more meals for 30 days. Stop by and pick up some quick and easy, low cost recipes made with local fresh ingredients. While you’re there sample a homemade, simple soup recipe used in #LetsCook30.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 11a.m. to 7p.m. - #LetsCook30

Join York Region as we launch #LetsCook30 where you can win weekly prizes. We will be sharing recipes, tips and tools to help you prepare healthy, home cooked meals, made with fresh, local ingredients. Stop in and sample some quick and easy snacks that you can prepare yourself. Perfect for those on the run!

Monday, Oct. 7, 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. – Turkey Today. Pie Tomorrow.

Nothing is worse than having a dry, bland tasting turkey at Thanksgiving. In this demonstration style workshop, Chef Maxine Knight will show you the ins and outs of creating the perfect bird and turn leftovers into something to be thankful for! Space is limited. Registration required.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. - DIY Meals and Snacks

Are you trying to cook more often but just don’t know what to cook that’s simple, healthy and fast? This cooking workshop could be for you. Join Public Health Nutrition staff for a hands-on experience where you will learn how to take one recipe and turn it into two, using local, fresh produce while reducing your food waste.  Don’t miss out. Space is limited. Registration required.

 Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. – Knife Skills: A Chef’s Guide to Cuts, Shortcuts and Food Waste

This hands-on workshop will walk you through some basic knife skills bringing a deep respect and understanding for everything the knife touches. Chef Julian Pancer will be sharing over 15 years of professional experience, as participants are given a full scope of all things knife. Avoiding food waste will be the main focal point of this workshop, minimizing waste through honed knife skills and education of how to use everything. Participants will be guided through all styles of cuts and cooking methods for a selection of meats, fruits, and vegetables and will be eating everything they prepare, so bring an appetite! Space is limited. Registration required.

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