Resource Centre Group Cooks


Made by Momma Resource Centre   66 21 Street NW, West Hillhurst, Calgary

ResourceCentreEvent Description:

We have a wonderful commercial-style 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 main courses, baked goods and desserts. 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! *Please note that large groups may not be accommodated during COVID-19*

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 posted 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.

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 volunteer-run, our operating costs are low, and the donated dollars and items go a long way.

Available Dates:

Depending on the availability of our Group Cooks volunteer, events can be scheduled morning, afternoon or evening – weekdays or weekends.

Where do the meals go?

Meals are sent out to families facing situations of adversity and crisis.  On average we send out meals to 15-30 new families each week.  We provide each family with two weeks’ worth of healthy prepared meals plus wholesome baked goods and fresh bread.

What is the cost of a Group Cook? 

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 if requested a time of payment.

Made by Momma Group Cook Payment Information

A $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.

Payment options:

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 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 policy:

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.

For further information please contact our Group Cook Coordinator by email:
groupcooks @ madebymomma .org (NO SPACES)