Category Archives: Cooking Class

Three Bean Salad

March 24th, 2013

Thanks to grants from Kaiser-Permanente and the YMCA, CommunityGrows has been able to expand our Seed to Mouth Cooking Classes at Hayward Recreation Center, as well as with the Western Addition Beacon Center at Hayes Valley South Community Room. Staff have been been teaching 65 youth to eat and cook healthy foods. They’ve also been … Continue reading Three Bean Salad

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Cornbread and Salad to end the Year!

December 23rd, 2012

On Monday December 17th our Seed to Mouth Cooking Class had its last class of the year–cornbread and salad. After reviewing the rules of the class and washing hands, the kids helped Adrian Almquist, our garden educator, make cornbread from scratch. Everyone had a chance to measure and add ingredients, and then to grate carrots … Continue reading Cornbread and Salad to end the Year!

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Roasted Pepper Marinara and Homemade Pasta

July 28th, 2012

We cook a lot at CommunityGrows. After all, there are a lot of vegetables in our gardens and the kids love to eat! So one Monday afternoon in July, Kennard Smith, a terrific personal chef, came back to help kids at Hayward Rec Center make roasted pepper tomato marinara and fresh pasta. Kennard currently works … Continue reading Roasted Pepper Marinara and Homemade Pasta

Tags: BEETS, Cooking Class, Featured, Hayward Recreation Center, Volunteers and Interns Spotlight

Cooking with Ms. Gaino

July 2nd, 2012

We are happy to introduce Ms. Adrian Gaino, our cooking instructor. She has been cooking with us on staff for over two years, leading the classes every Monday afternoon at Hayward Recreation Center and during the summer at Hayes Valley South, with Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows Garden Educator. Ms. Gaino has been a long time participant … Continue reading Cooking with Ms. Gaino

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Cooking for the Holidays!

December 23rd, 2011

On Monday, December 12th, the youth from Hayward Recreation Center in San Francisco, joined CommunityGrows to bake Ginger Snaps for the holidays! It was a great afternoon with about ten youth getting a chance to prepare the ingredients, shape the dough and drop rounds on to baking sheets. While the cookies baked in the oven … Continue reading Cooking for the Holidays!

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Western Addition Newspaper highlights CommunityGrows!

August 4th, 2011

Great article appeared in the Western Addition Newspaper this month about Koshland Park and the summer programs at CommunityGrows. The best part was hearing what the youth had to say about the programs, especially the BEETS and the African American Arts & Culture Complex youth who came to the cooking classes at Hayes Valley South. … Continue reading Western Addition Newspaper highlights CommunityGrows!

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Cooking with Kennard Smith from Firefly Restaurant

August 1st, 2011

On Thursday afternoon our last summer CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth cooking class at Hayes Valley South community room, featured Kennard Smith, chef from Firefly Restaurant in San Francisco. Chef Smith brought his friend Nathan Serrano, food truck chef with Off-the-Grid, to prepare Chinese dumplings with the students. Youth from the African American Arts and Culture Complex summer … Continue reading Cooking with Kennard Smith from Firefly Restaurant

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Chinese Dumplings

March 23rd, 2011

On March 7, 2011 the youth at Hayward Recreation Center joined the weekly Monday cooking classes to make Chinese Dumplings. Lead by amazing volunteer, Grace Ting, who lives in the neighborhood, and after-school garden coordinator, Ashante Smith, youth chopped and prepared vegetables for the dumplings. Then with round won ton wrappers, they added some of … Continue reading Chinese Dumplings

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Hayward Cooking Classes Begin

December 20th, 2010

In October 2010 CommunityGrows began a year-long Seed-to-Mouth cooking program at Margaret Hayward Recreation Center, Monday afternoons from 4-6 PM.  The students who come for the after-school programs have been making great food every week and learning about nutrition.  Some of the menus have been vegetable soup with biscuits, sushi, and tortillas with salsa and … Continue reading Hayward Cooking Classes Begin

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Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Classes-Summer 2010

August 15th, 2010

Veggie Stir-fry, Mexican Salsa, Sushi, Bowtie Pasta, Spring rolls, and Baked potatoes!  Every Wednesday in July from 3-5 PM, a culinary theme was chosen and three dishes made.  Twenty to thirty youth,  parents, and volunteers came together to harvest, prepare, and serve delicious, nutritious and healthy meals which we sat down and enjoyed together. Each … Continue reading Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Classes-Summer 2010

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