In early February, The Dock Ministries launched a new program called Teen Cuisine.
Led by instructors from the Michigan State University Extension Program, Teen Cuisine is an introductory class for middle and high school students that teaches the basics of good nutrition, safe food handling, and meal preparation.
Meeting each Monday after school, our attendance soon tripled! The students absolutely love this program!
Each week they slice and chop fresh fruit and vegetables and learn how to put it all together to make an easy meal. To date, our students have made gazpacho soup, twice baked potatoes, apple crisp, granola, and individual pizzas.
Though we are limited in what we can offer due to our kitchen not being outfitted with a stove or oven, we have creatively worked around that using other small appliances and gas grills.
It is our hope to soon be able to expand this program with a more in depth culinary skills class. It is wonderful to watch these students learn these much needed life skills that they will carry into future.
To God be the glory!