Monthly Archives: December 2015

End of Year Dinner 2015

This was a lively event with the Hands-On Food team catering for and serving a group of 40 people – including parents, family, youth space staff, members of the PNCET (Palmerston North City Environment Trust) and Wholegrain Organics customers.

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Tables Being Set

From its beginning Hands-On Food decided that where a request by schools for workshops or food technology classes was made the answer would be ‘yes’, without asking for something in return.  The only requirement being that we would run the Hands-On Food program intact.

The program now enjoys the support of;

  • Local schools (Feilding and Palmerston North)
  • PNCC and the Youth Space
  • PNCET (Palmerston North City Environmental Trust)
  • Wholegrain Organics
  • Students and their families

The dinner was an opportunity to thank these people for teaming up with the aim of providing for;

  • Food technology classes in schools
  • The connection of students with the wider community via product development and face-to-face or online sales and catering
  • Youth Space once per week plant-based cafe
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Preparing Capsicums

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Manukura School – Culture of Excellence

It was a pleasure to be invited to Manukura School last Wednesday where the respect between students, teachers and strangers alike meant that a lot could be achieved in one day.

It was the students turn to make lunch for the kitchen staff and teachers and as the photos below show; they were enthusiastic to try something new.

Introductions

Introductions

 

Work stations ready to go

Work stations ready to go

 

Demonstration how to work with the dough

Demonstration how to work with the dough

 

Demonstrating how to roll out the dough

Demonstrating how to roll out the dough

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