As part of the ongoing major renovations of the Parkway Central Library, a new demonstration kitchen has been created to provide culinary literacy classes for children, teens, families, and adults. Our mission is two-fold: The first part is teaching literacy skills through cooking, and the second part is exploring culinary literacy. We will teach literacy skills by creating a curriculum that will be used as the basis of teaching not just reading, but also the math and even chemistry that is involved in using recipes and bringing them to life in the kitchen. We will support culinary literacy through nutrition education, understanding how cooking can support disease prevention and healthy lifestyles, and offering “edutainment” cooking classes and demonstrations.
We encourage a love of food and cooking. We provide literacy training and foster the development of problem-solving skills through cooking. We support healthy lifestyles for people of all ages. We seek to improve the health of the planet and to know where our food comes from.