Georgian students prepare holiday meal for the homeless

Students, staff and faculty across Georgian love to give back to the community – and generosity is exceptionally high during the holiday season.

A line of people wearing white chef uniforms in a kitchen stirring pots on a stove.

Close to 40 second-year culinary students were busy prepping in the labs at the Barrie Campus this week, getting ready to serve a special holiday lunch – turkey with all the fixings – to 200 clients of the David Busby Centre.

Two males in white chef uniforms looking at a pot of gravy in a kitchen

In collaboration with various community partners and as part of their coursework, Georgian students have been preparing and serving the lunch for 17 years.

A young male wearing a white chef uniform looking at a large pan of vegetables

The chefs-in-training have the chance to hone their skills in the kitchen while making a meaningful difference during a time that can be difficult for many.

Two people in white chef uniforms in a kitchen.
Black containers filled with a scoop of potatoes, vegetables and turkey and gravy

“This event brings the whole community together,” says Georgian Chef Phil Leach. “All our culinary students play a part. Year after year we can always count on faculty and staff to volunteer and come help out too.”

A pan filled with three rows of dressing cut in slices
Two maleswearing white chef uniforms loading food into small white containers

Four people wearing white chef unifors loading up boxes in a kitchen

How are you spreading cheer this holiday season? Tag us on social media @georgiancollege

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