Sunday, January 16, 2011

What's New 2 ...........

The second semester has begun and a new crew of students have made the Screaming Avocado their home for the morning for the next ninety odd days of school.  Energy, enthusiasm and a spirit to learn beams from this collective.  Can't wait to see what incredible dishes they'll come up with

Come Skype with me

Following on the success of our daily Skype connections to elementary school classes during our trip to Nunavut, we've begun a new initiative called Come Skype with Me.  These 'chats' will involve professionals in different fields connecting to classes for a question and answer session using Skype.  One minute will be for the host to introduce themselves the other to field questions from the students.
Savvy community members with techno wizard skills have volunteered to help bring this from an idea to a working model. 

We've being using the 'six degrees of separation' approach to line up our speakers if you know anyone you think would be of interest to any classroom elementary to secondary and is keen to participate, please let us know and we'll search out a class to host.  Our guest speakers to date include:

Chef Michael Smith - Chef at Large, Chef at Home
Evan Solomon - CBC News
Al Rae - Comic, Writer/ Little Mosque on the Prairies, Director CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival

March 2011

The Screaming Gang is off to Toronto to spend the morning at George Brown College exploring the new kitchen classrooms and checking out the school as a possible home for post secondary studies.  Post the tour we'll all be dining at the GB's incredible The Chefs House

April 12, 2011

The Screaming Avocado's will be hosting the incredible David Suzuki as he visits Stratford Northwestern for the day.  Not everything is planned as of yet, but thanks to the National Film Board the students will begin the day with a viewing of David's film, Force of Nature.  The rest of the day will be fantastic, we know that.

May 14th, 2011

The Screaming Avocado are to to New York City to cook at James Beard House.  We'll bringing the incredible Arctic menu that followed our trip to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.  While there we'll be connecting with students from the Food and Finance High School in Manhattan.  Great food, incredible experience for all students involved.  Of course the experience wouldn't be possible without our incredible friends Twyla Campbell  ..... Steve Cooper and of course Louis.

May 3-4, 2011

The Screaming Avocado's will host the inaugural Slow Food Canadian Youth Terra Madre.  Check out the page for monthly updates.

June 2011

The Screaming Avocado's will be returning to Ottawa to learn from Chef Louis Charet and his incredible team at Rideau Hall.  It was so great last year, we have no choice but to go back.

That's what we have for now, but don't worry we have more to come.

The Screaming Avocados

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