Sacraspice provides intergenerational, culturally diverse cooking workshops that teach youth how to cook their favourite meals from scratch. We believe that it takes a community to raise a child, and we collaborate with both parents and seniors in the community to instill the passing down of food skills from generation to generation and keep ancestral connections alive.
Our workshops take place in selected NIA neighbourhoods in Toronto where there are disparities in access to fresh, healthy and culturally diverse foods. These disparities statistically impact racialized communities at an even greater rate. We believe providing youth with lifelong cooking skills will not only allow them to live healthier, fulfilling lives, but also, help prevent the onset of diet-related illnesses, which are high amongst these populations. We want to see the next generation of young people take their health back into their own hands.
To instil lifelong cooking skills in young people so they can live healthier lifestyles and become more self-sufficient in the kitchen.
Teaching youth how to cook their favourite meals from scratch through hands-on, intergenerational, and culturally-diverse workshops.
Our Four Pillars
Keeping ancestral connections alive by passing down food skills, stories, and knowledge from generation to generation.
Cooking foods from around the world to highlight the immense amount of cultures and tasty foods that exist in Toronto!
We place an emphasis on students' whole health––physical, mental, social, and emotional––through the selected recipes and discussions.
A healthy relationship with food stems from a comprehensive understanding of the ingredients that go into home-cooked dishes, hence why we promote cooking from scratch.
Bringing Healthy Back: Program Video
Over the years, we've had the pleasure of working with hundreds of amazing students and seniors! Check out our program recap video for a glimpse of work in and out of the kitchen.