Table Talks: Connecting through Cooking

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Grab a seat at our virtual table and connect with other students and community members through a digital series of cooking workshops featuring local guest chefs and home cooks.

This series called Table Talks is our response to social isolation as this community well-being series aims to create a virtual community-building space to function as our community dinner table.

Through learning to cook the feature dishes, you can learn new kitchen skills while connecting with others in this virtual series.

All Table Talks will feature a cooking workshop and a virtual space to eat your meals alongside others.

December 9th: Knife Skills!

The knife is an important basic tool used in the kitchen. In this session, we will learn the parts of a knife; about types of knives, as well as the importance of using correct, consistent cutting techniques.

By the end of the session you will know how to:

  • Hold a knife safely and correctly

  • Identify the parts of the knife

  • Identify and use a variety of commonly used kitchen knives correctly

  • Identify a variety of knife cuts by their shape and size

  • Demonstrate a variety of knife skills

  • Compare the difference between honing and sharpening knives, and make delicious soup stock from scratch

Red Seal Chef Scott Yates

About the instructor:

Chef Scott Yates is a Red Seal chef, who has had extensive catering experience with some of the top companies in the Toronto, Kitchener Waterloo and Guelph areas. Scott has led teams and served groups of 2-6000 guests, including many famous people. The list starts with three of Canada’s Prime Ministers as well as working alongside celebrity chefs Michael Smith, Anna Olson, and Lynn Crawford, to name a few. Being a member of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and being involved with Taste Real, which promotes using local farmers, Scott also does work for charities such as Rotary of Guelph and Bracelet of Hope.

You may recognize Chef Scotty by his Bistro Tour food truck. The truck serves healthier and upscale menus using local farms, markets, and suppliers of our regions. “We have the ability to change what’s being served day to day, using what is available whenever and wherever are”.

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