Chef joins the club
Boys and Girls Club summer day camps in Charlottetown, Montague get help from local chef
The Boys and Girls Club of Charlottetown has started a new healthy, hot lunch program for the children in its summer day camps in both the Montague and Charlottetown locations.
Red Seal chef and friend of the club, Katie Dawson, has stepped up to help implement the new lunch program.
“As a chef who loves working with fresh vegetables, meats and pastas, I want the children to gain exposure to different food groups as well as observing how to actually prepare meals,” she said.
Dawson has completed a summer menu that will provide a broad variety of foods for children to enjoy.
She will be using some ingredients from the Boys and Girls Club vegetable and herb gardens as well as other locally sourced vegetables, breads and meat.
“When we dreamed up this program, we wanted to provide our members not only with a hot meal, but exposure to locally sourced ingredients. With the rising cost of food these days, and the busy lives families lead, it is becoming increasingly difficult for families to prepare and enjoy healthy meals daily. We just wanted to do our part to help.”
Executive director Krista Shaw said the Boys and Girls Club recently purchased 100 pounds of beef from a local farmer, has received a summerlong donation of needed herbs and spices from Kate the Spice Lady, and will be shopping at the farmers’ markets for as many
Funds raised from the club’s recent Race for Kids event is making this program possible. local products as possible.
Katie Dawson, a Red Seal chef, has joined the Boys and Girls Clubs in Charlottetown and Montague to help launch a new healthy, hot lunch program for club’s summer day camps.