Students from Georgian College’s Culinary Management and Culinary Skills programs spread some holiday cheer this December, preparing a full Christmas meal for 150 clients of the David Busby Street Centre in Barrie.
“This is a great learning opportunity for these chefs-in-training,” said college chef Phillip Leach, “and a positive way for us to give back to our community.”
The small but mighty group of 12 students, supported by Leach as well as his colleagues Monte Buttler and Julien Ross, prepared several turkeys with all the fixings: stuffing, potatoes, salads, cookies and desserts.
The meal was part of the Busby Centre’s drop-in program. Clients – individuals and families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness – look forward to this holiday tradition all year round. The luncheon is made possible by a number of community partners, including Georgian and Scotiabank.