Library serves up Cooking With Kids 101
Want your kids to learn about healthy eating?
Chef Ian Lai will teach parents and kids how to make better choices at the supermarket and how to cook nutritious meals and snacks at the Brighouse branch of Richmond Public Library on March 9 from noon to 1 p.m.
This free, drop-in cooking demonstration will take place on the main floor of the library, located at 7700 Minoru Gate.
“In support of National Nutrition Month, Chef Lai will inspire your kids to eat healthy by giving a cooking demo that’s easy enough for your kids to do at home,” said the library’s learning place co-ordinator Lee Anne Smith.
Lai is a chef educator and is also the founder and program director for the Richmond Schoolyard Society (www.kidsinthegarden.org). Ian contracts to the City of Richmond for environmental services and works with community groups to build capacity in relation to sustainability and food production. He also teaches classes in food security and lives in Richmond with his wife and daughter. Lai describes himself as a “chef, environmentalist, fermenter, weaver, urban farmer, teacher, beekeeper, climber, and dad.”
Lai has been in the hospitality industry since 1979 and has worked for the Four Seasons Hotel, the Sheraton Hotel, Cara Flight Kitchen and he was the Resident Chef for the Consulate General of the United States of America.
Current projects include work with the David Suzuki Foundation Sea Choice Program, Farm to School Program with the Public Health Administration of BC and Fresh Choice Kitchens with the Vancouver Food Bank Society.