Blank Plate @ Just Food Conference 2018!

On March 25, 2018, Blank Plate will host a workshop at the Just Food Conference at the Teachers College at Columbia University. Come join us!

 

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Abstract:

Eating brings people together. It is an act that is depolarizing, empathic and equitable. Everyone has a story to tell about food, whether it’s the most scariest thing they’ve eaten before or their first memory of eating something they loved. These stories have a powerful way of connecting people as well as creating solidarity amongst communities for the future. The Blank Plate workshop at the Just Food Conference will be an interactive activity where participants will learn about the Blank Plate Program and will have the opportunity to experience a glimpse of one of the hands-on design-led activities that the program offers.

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Blank Plate

Design. Cook. Transform. Blank Plate Project is a creative culinary “design/cook” program, begun in Hunts Point, South Bronx that sparks community development through a combination of design-led imaginative activities and chef-led demonstrations for weekly community dinners, or culminating in a community event. By learning through a design sensibility, applied personal experiences, and industry-relevant culinary skills, students develop the creative capital, neighborhood stewardship, and food justice advocacy skills necessary for their own success and for the future of their community. Over the course of each Blank Plate workshop, students learn creative culinary skills and plan a final dinner event of their own imagination. Blank Plate is a different kind of cooking class. Together, we design, cook, and transform.