GROUP COOKS AT ATCO BLUE FLAME KITCHEN:
We are pleased to offer a fun group cooking experience for those groups that have a budget for their volunteer activities! We have a wonderful arrangement with the chefs at ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen, whereby we offer an afternoon or evening of cooking to stock the freezers at Made by Momma with healthy meals prepared by YOUR group! This state of the art kitchen accommodates groups of between 12-24 people for a hands-on cooking experience. The event is a lot of fun, and includes the following:
All the meals prepared, packaged, then labeled and frozen, ready for delivery to the families Made by Momma is assisting. Prior to the event, the chefs liaise with us to understand the dietary needs of the families we are currently assisting. Many of the families are undergoing treatments for cancer and other illnesses, and as a result, their diets need extra nutrients to supplement the effects of their medical treatments. Others have numerous allergies. Therefore these ATCO group cooking events are very valuable to us as the meals prepared at ATCO go directly to the families with very specific dietary needs.
There is a charge per person for this volunteering opportunity. The cost is $68.25 per person which covers the cost of using the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen, purchasing the ingredients & food contains and finally, the cots of the meal/drinks for the participants.
Please note that there are now 2 ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen locations, however, all groups will be booked in at the NEW kitchen located at:
ATCO Park, Main floor, Commons Building, 5302 Forand St. SW., Calgary, AB ALL groups events will be held at the new location starting in September 2019!
Who do I contact to book this great opportunity?
Please contact our Group Cook Coordinator by email:
groupcooks @ madebymomma.org (no spaces)
* Deposits must be made to hold dates.
Hands-on Cooking at ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen
GROUP COOKS AT MADE BY MOMMA
Made by Momma Resource Centre 66 21 Street NW, West Hillhurst, Calgary
Depending on the availability of Group Cooks volunteer, events can be scheduled morning, afternoon, evening or weekend.
We have a wonderful kitchen at our resource centre where we offer groups of 4-15+ people the opportunity to help us stock our freezers. These hands-on cooking experiences are on average 3 – 4 hours long. Depending on the group size we will make up to four main courses plus baked goods or dessert. You will be given recipes to follow, however adding your personal touch is encouraged! These events are a lot of fun and open to every level of culinary skill!
What to expect at your group cook:
The cook will be led by a Made by Momma volunteer. You will have a brief orientation to our kitchen and safety guidelines will be reviewed. The kitchen will be set up with several stations/recipes and volunteers will choose their stations. There will be recipes printed for you to follow. Once all the meals are prepared they are then packaged, labelled and frozen, ready for delivery to the families Made by Momma is assisting. The group then cleans the kitchen following our guidelines/checklist and ensures the kitchen is clean and ready for the next group.
Where do the meals go?
Meals are sent out to families facing situations of adversity and crisis. On average we send care packages out to 30+ families each week. We provide each family with two weeks’ worth of healthy prepared meals plus wholesome baked goods, fresh bread and any other needed essentials.
Who is Made by Momma?
Made by Momma is a grassroots non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity located in Calgary. We help families facing situations of adversity and crisis by providing healthy prepared meals, wholesome baked goods, baby essentials, children’s items, supportive in-home visitors and other services to allow mothers the time they need to rest, recover and focus on their families. Because we are 100% volunteer-run, our operating costs are low, and the donated dollars and items go a long way.
Made by Momma Group Cook Payment Information
The cost is $250.00 for up to 10 people (plus $25 for each additional person) and our team plans the menu, shops for the groceries and provides all ingredients, labels and containers.
Charitable tax receipts can be issued only if requested.
$250 non-refundable payment is required at the time of booking. If the cook is cancelled, the $250 can be applied to a future cook. Final numbers must be to Group Cook Coordinator 7 days prior to the cook.
Cheque: Payable to Made by Momma, can be mailed or dropped off at the centre. We have a mailbox at our main door for your convenience.
Debit Card: Payment can be made in person at the resource centre.
Visa or MasterCard: Payment can be made over the phone or in person at the centre.
Electronically: Please go to https://madebymomma.org/donations and pay through our Pay Pal account (we use this for donations too, so it may seem as though you are making a donation). Please forward a copy of the receipt to groupcooks @ madebymomma .org (NO SPACES)
Cancellation 7 days or more before the cook: Your $250 non-refundable fee can be applied to future events or a receipt can be issued for a cash donation.
Cancellation 7 days or less before the cook: We are unable to offer any compensation as the food for the event will have already been purchased. We thank you for your understanding.
Group Cooks Coordinator
groupcooks @ madebymomma .org (NO SPACES)
hank you for choosing to volunteer with Made by Momma! Please watch the video below to understand what we do & why and how you can make a difference!