Hello, all! I’ve totally been neglecting my blogging duties — did not expect the past month to be as busy as it was. I was away on vacation too, but I’m back and ready for some plant-strong action.
If you’re Manila-side and got kids / know kids who’d be up for cooking lessons, then send ’em over to us! This summer I will be conducting healthy, plant-based cooking and baking classes for junior chefs ages 6 to 12 in Alabang (see blog post here, brochure here). These classes are perfect for kids who would like to learn mad skills in the kitchen and eat yummy food. While classes emphasize on wholesome ingredients, they will always be 100% full of flavor. Moms and dads, if you’d like your kiddos to appreciate vegetables and cook for you, these classes are for them. Dishes prepared in class will be meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, cholesterol-free, and omnivore-approved.
If you’re a child-at-heart then I’ve got cooking classes for grown-ups up my sleeve as well — in Alabang and Makati. Keep an eye out for the schedule!
Starting on the 31st, I will be conducting 3 veggie cooking workshops with 30 public school kids in Pembo Elementary Public School in Makati with the goal of teaching them how to appreciate, cook, and eat affordable plant-based meals. This is in partnership with Hands on Manila‘s “Galing Mo Kid!” program and Starbucks Philippines. Saturday’s workshop will be held with Plainview Elementary Public School students.
Hands On Manila (HOM) is a non-profit organization committed to empower individuals to act as citizens and realize their ability to contribute to the community in meaningful ways. Based on the premise that everyone can serve, HOM’s mission is to mobilize people to address the critical social, educational and environmental needs of the Metro Manila area and in some provinces through volunteer action. HOM believes that volunteer action is a powerful force for creating change.
- Enhance the learning potential of the high-achiever students in four subject areas: Science, Math, English, and Civics
- Enhance their leadership skills, creativity, and cognitive skills
- Develop values such as love for the country, honesty, and integrity
30 high-achiver students are selected every year from three pilot schools: Nueve de Febrero Elementary School, Plainview Elementary School in Mandaluyong, and PEMBO Elementary School in Makati.