For the past couple months I’ve had the oppertunity to work with the Surrey “Welcoming Communities Dialogues Inspired by Food and Cooking”. This wonderful program hosts six different cooking sessions from different cultures working with different societies such as Pacific Community Resources, S.U.C.E.S.S., DiverseCity and more.
What could be more universal than a love of tasty and interesting food? And, for some, food is a great entree into the topic of welcoming new immigrants to the community.
- Options Community Services Society – Korean cooking and food
- Progressive Intercultural Community Services – Indian cooking and food
- S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Surrey Delta Service Centre – Filipino cooking and food
- DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society – Chinese cooking and food
- Umoja Operation Compassion Society – African cooking and food
- Pacific Community Resources – Middle Eastern cooking and food
This wonderful program was organized by Jessica Danyk, and has recieved a very positive response by all attendees. Each session serves up a three course meal, and the food is amazing. The Chef’s are all world class!
The host of the Program is Alden Habacon, Director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development at the University of British Columbia and founder of Schema Magazine.
I’ve linked some photos and video from the first three sessions, that focused on Korean, Indian, and Phillipino cuisine and culture. If you are interested in signing up for the program, visit the website here: http://www.wicsurrey.org/projects/dialogues-inspired-by-cooking.