Saskatoon

Newcomers in Saskatoon serve up cultural cooking classes

CHEP Good Food Inc. has teamed up with the Open Door Society to present a new monthly cooking class at Station 20 West, where newcomers are the teachers.

Program looking to serve up Syrian, Colombian, Chinese and Peruvian cooking classes in months to come

This month's newcomer's cooking class at Station 20 West will be focused on Vietnamese cuisine.

Saskatoon residents are getting a chance to learn about cultures through food.

CHEP Good Food Inc. has teamed up with the Open Door Society to present a new monthly cooking class at Station 20 West, where newcomers are the teachers.

"The group is always different: a mix of young and old, men and women, really experienced cooks and people that know nothing about cooking," explained Stefanie Foster, one of the main organizers of International Home Cooks.

"So far they've been fun and energetic. Sort of a dinner party atmosphere, which is what we're hoping for."

Foster said the program is looking to serve up Syrian, Colombian, Chinese and Peruvian cooking classes in the months to come.

April Nguyen says she's ready to teach cooks how to make Vietnamese fresh rolls. (Steve Pasqualotto/CBC)

April Nguyen has been living in Saskatoon for the past two years. She's also this month's chef and teacher, serving food from her home country of Vietnam.

"I'm really excited about this opportunity because I've always wanted to share my culture to other people, so this will help me kind of expand Vietnamese culture and food to other people," she said.

With files from CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning

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