Arts and Culinary Expedition: A delight for the senses!
The Grade nine Arts and Culinary Expedition this year was a wonderful experience! We had six students and two teachers who enjoyed the opportunity to cook, eat, create with clay, watch a play, eat some more, milk a cow, gather eggs, and decorate cupcakes to list a few!
Our first day started off with a fantastic cooking class at Relish Cooking Studio in Waterloo. Under the watchful eye of Donna-Marie Pye, we learned how to make our own pizza dough and created margherita pizzas. They were absolutely delicious and a great way to start off our expedition.
Our next stop was at Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, where we created our own pottery works of art. We then had a tour of Sablétine Bakery in Waterloo and tried some of their delicious pastries. Our final outing was dinner at Borealis Grille, where we were treated to local food cuisine!
Our second day consisted of a trip to the St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market, where students bought ingredients to prepare a meal for the group later that evening. We then travelled to the Stratford to see the play Alice Through the Looking-Glass at the Avon Theatre. We then returned to Rockway to prepare the meal for the group.
Our final day consisted of a trip out to Val and Brent Steinmann’s, where we were led on a fantastic tour of their farm. Some students got to try their hand at milking a cow, gathering eggs, picking fresh greens for a salad and then turning all of these ingredients into a delicious meal. Our last event was decorating cupcakes at the Cakebox in Kitchener.
All in all, it was an excellent opportunity to expand our taste buds and experience the local arts and culinary scene.
Jill Sauer, Teacher