Grandview Woodland Food connection food workshops

Native Plants in our communities

Zero waste in the Kitchen and Beeswax Wraps making

In this workshop Rashmi GC will be talking about how to reduce food wastage, how to do packaging-free grocery shopping and proper segregation of kitchen waste, recycling, composting etc.  We will be making Beeswax Wraps and each participant will take home what they make!             All materials will be provided.

Thu, 16 August 2018.      6:00 PM – 8:00 

Britannia Community Centre
Family Activity Room
1661 Napier St, Vancouver
Cost $10


Syrian Dessert Making Workshop

Grandview Woodland Food Connection Foodfit

hastings Seasons of food

Community Garden Harvest

Thursday September 6th

Thursday September 20th

Thursday October 11th

Thursday October 18th
Wheels to Meals Wheels to Meals is a healthy, affordable, and accessible luncheon for seniors that takes place every other Thursday at the Hastings Community Center.  This lunch is a chance for seniors to socialize and share a meal together. A ride can be arranged to and from the lunch, and the cost is only $3! Thursday September 13th Turkey Tacos Thursday September 27th Dijon Chicken, Rice, Vegetables Thursday October 4th Chili & Cornbread Thursday October 25th  Butternut Squash Lasagna, Salad, & Garlic Buns Thursday November 8th Homemade Chicken Tenders & Salad Thursday November 8 22nd Curried Vegetables with Dahl & Rice Thursday December 6th Spaghetti & Meatballs & Salad Thursday December 20th Holiday Lunch Community Kitchen  Cooking together is a great way to build community around food. As a group, you will plan, budget, shop and cook a healthy and nutritious meal to take home to your family. Childminding is available for the duration of the program. This program is funded by the Ministry of Child & Family. Tuesday September 18th 9:30am – 12:30pm Mexican Food: Enchiladas Verdes, Black Bean Salad, Kiwi, Mango, & Dragon Fruit Salad Tuesday October 16th 9:30am – 12:30pm German Food: Swiss Chard & Roasted Beet Salad, Beef Goulash & Spaetzle, Sunken Apple Cake Tuesday November 13th 9:30am – 12:30pm Polish Food: Carrot Salad, Potato & Cheese Pierogis, Homemade Sauerkraut, Kolachki Cookies Tuesday December 11th 9:30am – 12:30pm Holiday Theme: Soup and Holiday Cookies Youth Cooking Classes Join us for once a month cooking classes during the Friday Night Youth Drop In. Registered Dietitian Joyce Chow will work with you to prepare a variety of foods, teaching essential food preparation skills and interesting nutrition tips along the way. Friday September 21st 6-8pm
o   Roasted Garlic Hummus with Veggies
Friday October 5th 6-8pm
o   Bibimbap (Korean Rice with Mixed Vegetables)
Friday November 2nd 6-8pm
o   Veggie, Beef, and Pasta Bake
Friday December 7th 6-8pm

Cooking Classes for Kids

Join Registered Dietitian Miranda Wong this fall for a series of kids’ cooking & nutrition workshops! 
together the group will go on an around-the-world exploration, trying their hand at foods from all over the globe.
$20 per child, per session
Family Community Kitchen

New this Fall! Join Registered Dietitian Joyce Chow for November Saturday afternoon Community Kitchen for the Family. Work as a family to create a meal that you’ll all enjoy! From toddlers to teens, there’s a place for all in the kitchen. Work with us to identify cooking tasks for family members of all ages, and whip up dishes everyone is excited to try.
$25 per parent and child duo, per session
Seniors' Social

Join us this Fall for Saturday afternoon Seniors’ Social – a brand new program! Registered Dietitian Joyce Chow will work with you to prepare 4 servings of a delicious and healthy 3-course meal. Three servings can be packed up and taken home, while one can be enjoyed together as a group at the end of our session. Please come prepared with take-home containers!


Hastings Sunrise Food Network Garden workshops

FoodBank Train the Trainer Canning Workshop


UBc centre for sustainable food systems

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of British Columbia is excited to announce that registration for the first half of our 2018 workshop series is now open! The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering everything from permaculture and gardening to herbal medicine, weaving, fermenting, foraging, and much more. This year, we have added several new workshops and brought back many favourites. All of our workshops are beginner friendly and open to everyone, so please share with your networks! For more details and to register, visit our website, or view our list of workshops below.
Please sign up early, as popular workshops sell out; and workshops with insufficient registration are cancelled five days prior.  To stay informed of new workshop offerings and other events at the UBC Farm, please sign up for our e-newsletter.      
Thank you for being a part of this community and we hope to see you at the UBC Farm soon!

Park Board Program Instructors

Interested in finding more opportunities as a food based program instructor in Vancouver community centres?

As part of the Vancouver Park Board’s plan to increase food and kitchen-based programming in community centres, we are inviting food facilitators/instructors to register in the Park Board’s Online Instructor Database. Community centre programmers can find and hire instructors for workshops and programs with a specific focus on food programming—specifically instructors who specialize in nutrition, community kitchens, food preservation, gardening, meal programming, and any other niche or food based skill that can be shared with residents across our communities.

When registering, make sure to tag yourself under the new category Food, Cooking, and Gardening” to ensure programmers can find you. People who have previously worked in community centres may not be currently listed in the database, so please make sure to register and update your information using the following link:
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation On-line Instructor Database

Some individual community centers have their own additional instructor registration forms posted on their direct websites. If you are distinctly interested in working with one specific centre, you can also register through their direct sites.

Please forward this information to any instructors and organizations that work with food programming in Vancouver community centres.

If you have any questions or difficulties using the database, please email and use “food instructor” as a subject line.

3 thoughts on “Workshops

  1. Hi, my name is Ashley. I am very interested in the Sunday classes; Kombucha Brewing, Raw Vegan in 10 Minutes, Sinlesss Desserts for All and Cleansing With Smoothies. The classes run every Sunday starting on Janurary 29th to February 19th. Unfortunately for me as I work Sunday’s because I have school Monday to Thursday and I work Saturday and Sunday, I can’t make it to the classes. so my question to you is will these aforementioned classes run another time? Hopefully on a Friday, Tuesday or Thursday. My Tuesday and Thursday classes are drop-in classes.

    1. Hello Ashley,

      I hope that you get this in time. I missed your comment earlier. yes, you are welcome to come. We are in the pre-teen centre at Britannia. Just bring a small jar to take home your mother. And you will need to register at the front office first.


    2. Hi Ashley,

      Sorry, I saw your message in the stats page, which only provides a snip of the message. The Kombucha workshop is popular so we will try to offer at anther time in the future. That goes for all the workshops. Leave me your email address and I will add to our email list so that I can keep you updated on future workshops and events, etc.


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