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Orillia Community Kitchen's goal is to bring action to the Orillia Food Council's strategic initiative to enhance local food knowledge and food literacy in the community.

Weekly Wednesday sessions from Sept. to June will focus on making meals that are creative, nutritious, affordable and feature local and whole foods that everyone is comfortable with.  All are welcome, we are family friendly. Being a part of a community kitchen is a great way to share cooking tips,and a great meal together, and have fun with other community members.

LIKE us on Facebook for another way to stay up to date! For more details contact orilliacommunitykitchen@gmail.com or call 705-327-4273 ext 101.


Come buy a ticket for our latest fundraiser, our Chef Challenge!

Join in make delicious meals out of The Sharing Place Food Centre’s food cart ingredients, with the help of one of our amazing celebrity chefs, pictured below.
For a $50 ticket, you can be the sous chef to one of these talented local chefs. For $35, you can dine on the sumptuous meals everyone else has prepared! For $750, you can buy out the whole event for your group of 18.

For tickets and more information Mary Girard, mkpg_67@msn.com, 416-931-6649 or Irene Green, irenegreen_2@sympatico.ca, 705-327-7814.

chef bios

Kalvin Sherry - Thursday, September 26

Kalvin’s interest in being a chef was sparked at the age of 15 while working at a restaurant as a dishwasher. He then obtained a diploma from Niagara college in Culinary management. His journey began in western Canada cooking for well known hotels then returned to Ontario and began a catering side line business featuring his own culinary creations. It had been his dream to live north of the city to have a place that allows for more family time. Since moving to Orillia in June 2018 he has done over 220 events! He is here to stay and wants to give back to the small community and support small businesses alike.

Jennifer Alton - Thursday, October 31

Jennifer’s philosophy “Learning is a lifetime pursuit “ has never been more prevalent than in her cooking career. In 1985, with cooking and baking as her passion and having 3 children under 4 years, she started an off-premise catering company in Georgetown, Ontario called Cocktail Hour Catering. It rapidly grew to a full-service catering operation throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. The business was sold in 1999 when her family moved to Hawkestone. She continued with volunteer work, making pies for the Orillia Farmers market and community events. She returned full time to the kitchen in 2015 at Youth Leadership Camps of Canada (YLCC) and subsequently went back to college to complete a chef apprenticeship. She is proud to be a Red Seal chef and now the Director of Food Services at YLCC, providing up to 900 nutritious meals daily to the campers.

Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke - Thursday, November 28

No introduction needed for the Mayor of Orillia! We all know this evening will be a big hit with Steve leading the cooking fun. We will be providing more details about that session in September and October.

Kalvin Sherry Sept. 26 Jennifer Alton Oct. 31 Mayor Steve Clarke Nov. 28

orillia community kitchen calendar of events

No Cooking Sessions in July & August - Back Sept. 4th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

If you have any ideas that you would like to taste please email Audrey Bayens at macrtist@gmail.com or Jenny Robertson at jenny@sharingplaceorillia.org. All sessions are Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm, with a suggested donation of a toonie to The Sharing Place.