Community Kitchens

Community KitchenDetails: Hungry for social change? Feed your need by coming to our community kitchen events. At these events, we will feast on engaging lectures on social justice issues, fruitful discussions, and a wholesome meal.


Together, we will cook food and ideas.


Pool your resources and your culinary skills with others to create a cheap feast for the senses! Featuring a different guest speaker and menu at each event, this hands-on workshop emphasizes nutrition, health and the joy of good company.


When: Tues., Jan. 21, 2014, from 6-9 pm
: Hart House Catering Kitchen
$10 (includes HST) / U of T Students & Hart House Members
$15 (includes HST) / Non Student/Non Members


Menu & Theme: Occupy Gardens: Because It Is Okay To Play with Food Policy


Join Hart House’s Community Kitchens and local organization Occupy Gardens for an evening of sharing ideas, fun, and a satisfying meal. Occupy Gardens will discuss the intersection of fun and food to improve food and social policy in Canada. Participants will then work together to create a delicious vegetarian meal that emphasizes waste reduction. By incorporating root vegetables into the menu and cooking their greens as well, the menu will avoid food waste and showcase novel ways to use parts of vegetables that are often discarded. The event will also use local and organic sources for the fresh produce and dairy to ensure that the meal is as sustainable as possible.

  • Orange Fennel Salad
  • Polenta
  • Ratatouille
  • Radish greens, kale, beet greens Salad
  • Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Fried Sage
  • Parsley Leaf Pesto on Grilled Tofu
  • Orange Rice Cake


This months Community Kitchen menu is vegetarian. Some ingredients contain dairy and nuts.


Note: Please wear full shoes (no open toes) and bring something to tie hair back with if it is long. Bring empty containers so you can take any extra food home!


To register online, please click here select the “Food & Living” category, or you can contact the Hart House Information Hub at, or 417 978 2452.



View other Community Kitchen events here.



About Occupy Gardens:

Occupy Gardens is a growing collective of gardeners; plotting, planting and tending food gardens all over the city and sharing the produce with all who are hungry. They plant free community food gardens in high profile public spaces to challenge the authority and priority of governments. Learn more at

Pixelated maple leafThis event is presented as part of the 2014 Hart House Hancock Lecture. For information about the lecture, and other related programming, click here.



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