A collection of cooking videos designed to help people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities was launched at Tremploy recently.
The series, entitled Let’s Get Cooking, takes viewers through the preparation of the dishes with step by step instructions. The project was a partnership between Public Health Office of the PEI Department of Health and Wellness, the PEI Association of Community Living, Tremploy, and Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, the research and development arm of The Culinary Institute of Canada. Sobeys and G. Wooldridge Art provided gifts in kind of grocery gift cards and artwork for the accompanying recipe cards respectively.
Tremploy clients were involved in the project from start to finish. They helped identify the dishes they would like to prepare, shopped for the groceries, and participated in the preparation of the dishes on camera. The videos were created in Canada’s Smartest Kitchen under the supervision of a CSK chef to ensure that the food handling and preparation were safe and appropriate. Funding for a Human Services student to work on the project was provided by the college’s President’s Innovation Fund.
Photo: Holland College president Sandy MacDonald, Julie Smith, executive director of PEI Association for Community Living, James Aylward, Minister of Health and Wellness, Brad Trivers, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning and Joel Dennis, executive director of Tremploy, Inc., showing one of the recipe cards that were developed as part of the Let’s Get Cooking project.