March 12, 2020
NAIOP Gives Back: Edible Education Experience
*Member Only Volunteer Opportunity*
Edible Education Experience operated the:
EMERIL LAGASSE FOUNDATION
Kitchen House and Culinary Garden
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden is the first of its kind in the United States to be conceived of and built from the ground-up specifically to give children an edible education experience.
The Kitchen House & Garden offers edible education experiences to Orlando Junior Academy students (throughout the academic year) as well as other local schools for after school enrichment, summer/holiday camps, field trips, Chef Night for families, Teacher’s Academy, community outreach, and special events.
"Our vision is food confident communities with life-skills to embrace wholeness”
The 3,500 sq.ft. Kitchen House features a commercial kitchen classroom with four
hands-on cooking stations, including food prep and hand-washing sinks, two gas ovens, refrigerator, and freezer. In addition to a kitchen classroom, the first floor houses an educational lounge, which serves as a welcome center and meeting space. The second floor features office space for Edible Education Experience as well as office rental space, which provides ongoing income to help defray operating costs. A catwalk encircles the second-floor interior, providing a birds-eye view of the kitchen classroom below.
In the 3,500 sq. ft. garden, volunteers and students will grow seasonal produce year-round to use in the edible education curriculum, community outreach, and special events. The garden sits adjacent to a covered outdoor veranda, complete with a picnic table and ample seating to enable fresh-air education.
NAIOP GIVES BACK
NAIOP volunteers will be assisting the garden educator in the Culinary Garden, building seed packets and ensuring the kitchen space is up to snuff for all our student + family classes. Please, wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirty, as well as closed toed shoes (sneakers preferred).
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden, is located across the street from Orlando Junior Academy, at 26 E. King Street, in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando, Florida.
*Parking is available on site.*
*March 12th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm*
*Space is limited to 20 members."
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