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SuperChefs Cookery for Kids Society/Community Volunteer Program Review 2012

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The Superchefs Cookery for Kids Society, in partnership with UBC Dentistry and other organizations, supported a number of key events this past year to further improve the health and well-being of children worldwide, by giving them the knowledge and skills to make healthy eating and lifestyle choices and instilling lifelong family and community values using food as a means of communicating these objectives.

Detailed below are some of the activities Superchefs Cookery Society hosted during the 2012 year:

Nov 16, 2013:
Surrey Kids Conference: The SuperChefs Executive Chefs and team will demonstrate and teach a hands on cooking course to teach kids how to make the perfect pregame pasta meal so they can make fresh pasta for themselves and their families at home. Click here to watch the video from this event.

Oct 27, 2012:
West Coast Guides Iron Chef Competition: SuperChef Founder Dr. Greg is invited as a guest judge during the 2012 Iron Chef competition held at Woodward Landing in Richmond BC and included over 100 guides at the themed Vampire Dinner. Each dish had to include red in its components and Dr. Greg and the other judges had a great time tasting all the dishes prepared on campfire stoves! Click here to watch the video from this event.

July 3-Aug 23, 2012:
Dr. Greg’s Summer SuperChefs Cookery Camps in Surrey BC: A partnership between SuperChefs Cookery Society, Basketball BC, Kinsmen Lodge and help from the Surrey School District (SD36), seven Surrey inner city elementary schools took part in a week long camp which saw them cook in the morning, do a field trip to a farm, cook with and for Elders at Kinsmen Lodge, and receive basketball training everyday from Basketball BC Nationally Certified coaches. Click here to watch the video from this event.

July 21-22, 2012:
Fusion Festival. SuperChefs Circus Show, SuperChefs Band and SuperChefs Cookery for Kids perform four shows at this festival in Surrey voted Canada’s most successful multicultural event and attended by over 100,000 people. Click here to watch the video from this event.

June 1-3, 2012:
SuperChefs at Eat!Vancouver. SuperChefs staff and kids put on 8 shows during the event held at BC Place Stadium which attracted over 40,000 people over the three day event. Videos from this wonderful event: Video 1 & Video 2

May 24-27, 2012:
Superchefs Indigenous Cookery on Quadra Island, a partnership between Kwakiutl District Council (KDC) and Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA). Traditional cooking techniques with Culinary Olympic medalist Chef Andrew George and a team of Superchefs Counselors, chefs and volunteers-and guest Dr. David Suzuki! Click here to watch the video from this event.

May 17, 2012:
SuperChefs Cookery at Georgetown Westin, Washington, D.C.
A meeting with representatives of the White House preceded this event to discuss Superchefs’ strategy of dealing with Childhood Obesity. Click here to watch the video from this event.

April 28, 2012:
Party for the Planet in Surrey Central City. SuperChefs hosted a pavilion where we showed children and families how to make bannock bread while giving out over 1200 samples of bread, toothbrushes and nutritional information to the crowd of over 5000 people. Click here to watch the video from this event.

March 15, 2012
Food and Beverage Conference, Starwood Resorts, Denver Colorado. Superchefs was invited to present our program in front of 750 Executive Chefs and Managers at the Starwood F&B Conference as a means of introducing our program as Starwood’s Global Citizenship Program. Starwood funded airfares and accommodations for our team and some of our Advisory Board members, SuperChefs Counselors and Kids and Directors to put on the presentation, which resulted in pilot SuperChefs programs run in Denver, Washington DC and Boston, and a partnership arrangement presently being worked out between our organization and Starwood Resorts.

March 15, 2012:
SuperChefs at Surrey’s State of the City Address by Mayor Dianne Watts-SuperChefs kids from Surrey helped prepare the luncheon at this event held at the Guildford Sheraton and helped familiarize Surrey City Council and the business community of Surrey about our organization.