Georgian students prepare holiday meal for the homeless
December 20, 2018

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

Close to 60 second-year and 70 first-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 250 clients of the David Busby Centre.

Two male culinary students in a culinary lab with trays of turkey in front of them

In collaboration with various community partners and as part of their coursework, Georgian students have been preparing and serving the lunch for 14 years.

Culinary student cuts up cucumbers in a lab

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 culinary students in a culinary lab preparing a festive meal

“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.”

Four culinary students, Georgian's president and Chef Leach in a culinary lab at the Barrie Campus posing for a group photo

The David Busby Centre is a non-profit that advocates for, and helps improve conditions for, individuals and families in Simcoe County experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

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