Sat, Feb 06



Canning at Home with Chef Tawfik Shehata

Join us for this cooking workshop with Chef Tawfik Shehata to learn how to can at home with commonly found kitchen tools!

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Canning at Home with Chef Tawfik Shehata

Time & Location

Feb 06, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST


About the event

Join us for this food preservation workshop with Chef Tawfik. We'll explore different methods of canning, learn tips & tricks and the lifespan of your home canned items. No special tools required! We'll be using tools commonly found in home kitchens.

Hot tip: If you aren't able to join us on the live date, don't worry! You can still register, and you'll receive a download of the entire workshop to complete on your own time at a later date!

Ingredients and Materials: When you receive your order confirmation email, you'll get an ingredient shopping list, including any materials needed to complete the recipes.

PWYC Donation: In lieu of tickets, we ask that participants contribute a Pay-What-You-Can Donation, only if you are able. Donations go directly to supporting the Neighbourhood Food Hub's Emergency Food Program. Please see tickets for more details.

Accessibility: Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements, and we will be happy to accommodate!

Workshop Format: This workshop will be lead by facilitator Hema Ramsingh, with a pre-recorded video of the recipes in action, followed by a Q&A with Joshna Maharaj. All workshops will be available to participants for download - we encourage folks to save the video and try the recipes again and again!

About the Chef: Born in Egypt, Tawfik’s love for food began in his mother’s kitchen.

Classically trained at Cordon Bleu and George Brown, he completed his apprenticeship at acclaimed Scaramouche and took the Canadian culinary scene by storm. So much so, he was rated one of the “Top 10 Best New Chefs in Canada.”

Tawfik is an oft-sought after industry consultant and is a regular editorial contributor to Huffington Post, Savour Ontario and Go Barley Pulses to name a few. In addition, he’s been invited as a guest on many Food Network and Television culinary shows. Today, Tawfik is the Executive Chef of The International Centre, a culinary educator for George Brown and Humber Colleges; a consultant, recipe contributor and proud of his 10+ years as Foodland Ontario’s Media Spokesperson. Recently, he launched his passion project “Julia’s Child", with life-partner, Christine. A virtual, family food school concept that focuses on teaching family’s real kitchen life skills, while creating wholesome meals to feed their families with. It is an ode to the roots and loving simplicity of our familial dining memories we spend a lifetime building and carrying with us.

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