Food workshops provide valuable training in food safety, processing, and handling protocols in order to prepare refugees for jobs in the restaurant and food service industry. As a follow up to the harvesting program, food workshops teach refugees how to cook and preserve with new, gleaned food, hence. This brings the local food system full circle.
Refugees have the opportunity not only to participate but also to lead workshops and share their culinary traditions through food demonstrations, and education regarding fruit and nut bearing trees. IRN food workshops are held in commercial kitchens of partner agencies. Food preservation activities include: juicing, zesting, drying, pickling, canning, freezing, baking, and fermenting, to name just a few.
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