Nutrition First wrapped up a WIC Chef 3 day culinary training program at the Seattle Culinary Academy this summer thanks to a generous grant from the Not Yet Foundation. The 16 attendees will be teaching 10 cooking demos in their communities. As part of the project, they received cooking supplies (electric skillet, blender, rice cooker, crockpot) and $10 for food per cooking demo, using funds from the grant.
Attendees came from across the State including Yakima, Snohomish, Seattle area, Puyallup, Mattawa, Belfair, Klickitat, Pasco and Tri-Cities. Some of the feedback from the WIC Chefs were that “The information provided during the training was easy to understand and to apply on the job, loved the materials provided by both of the presenters” and “being able to take the information back to the clients but more than that—the strengthening of skill sets are what is important.” Nutrition First is encouraging WIC Chefs to reach out to Farmers Markets to partner to do the demos. We hope to provide this training in 2014 so stay tuned for more details!