Located at: Heritage Park Alliance Church 2501 Concession Rd. 6, LaSalle, ON

When:  9 am-4:30

July 15-19   Aug 12-16

July 22-26   Aug 19-23

Cost: 150.00/ week

Who:  Culinary Camp is a program for disabled adults.  Under the guidance of Evelyn Knight (Heritage Park’s assistant Cafe manager) people with disabilities will have the joy and fun of taking part in preparing the snacks for HPAC Kids Camps.

Participants will enjoy a  varied schedule of learning, participating and helping with food preparation from our Cafe located in the main foyer of Heritage Park.

The Cafe will provide a place for 8 disabled adults to create 2 kid friendly snacks/ day  and one special lunch for our day camp children. (There can be up to 120 children plus 15 leaders attending HPAC Kids Camps.)

The Culinary team will develop skills in:

Basic Food handling, the safe & proper use of kitchen utensils, cooking, baking, table setting, snack preparation and cleaning procedures.

In addition, these 8 people will experience aspects of how to set up a kitchen in order to facilitate a Cafe and receive training in front counter service.

Each Culinary team member will receive an apron, a hat, a name tag and a culinary skills binder.

At the close of each week, there will be a celebration to invite their family and friends to attend so the participants can highlight their skills and share a simple meal together.

The staff to participant ratio will be kept low in order to ensure that each team member has an opportunity to develop a skill set that some day could be used in other food preparation settings.


Daily schedule:

9 am: sign in  & morning greeting

9:15-10:15 prep morning snack

10:15-11 Serve snack & clean up

11-12:15 Interactive learning time  (Skill development) with Evelyn

LUNCH 12:15-1 pm

1 pm – 2:20 pm prep afternoon snack

2:20-3:00 serve afternoon snack & clean up

3-4 pm Interactive learning time (skill development) with Elizabeth

4 -4:30 End of day checklist and sign out

Some of the foods we will prepare include: fruit kabobs, “worms” in a cup, cookies, muffins, mini quiches, mac and cheese, fruit pizzas and sweet potato fries.

Culinary Camp 2019 is FULL.
Please email evelyn@hpac.org for more information or to be put on a waiting list.

The Staff

Evelyn Knight

Evelyn brings a wealth of experience in food preparation to this Culinary Camp.  Evelyn has worked as a Personal Support Worker for over 25 years.  She is the parent of of disabled adult. As well, she has worked in a variety of professional kitchens at children’s camps and at retreat centres.  She has catered for various private and church functions.She has a passion for showing people with disabilities that they all have abilities and that their contribution to others is valued.

Currently Evelyn is on staff at Heritage Park Alliance Church as our Assistant Cafe Manager.

Evelyn will be joined by several Heritage Park volunteers to assist the team.

*All staff and volunteers will have Vulnerable Sector Police Checks and accessibility training in keeping with Heritage Park Alliance Church policy.