Matt Matheson, chef/owner of Vine and Garden Catering, relocated to Bowen this past September with his wife and two daughters (aged eight and two months) and his sister-in-law and her two sons (aged eight and 13). His cooking classes for kids were well received in Vancouver and he is happy to have the opportunity to continue bringing culinary education to the children here on Bowen.
The classes are a hands-on introduction to wholesome home cooking, emphasizing teamwork in the kitchen, the joy of cooking, and gaining competence in foundation cooking skills. Currently the class being offered is for children aged nine to 13, but classes for teens and adults are in the works.
The first term will start January 21 at BICS Community Centre, and run every Monday, 3pm-5pm, for eight weeks. Students will have the option to continue onto a second term if they wish.
In addition to cooking classes, Matheson is available for a full range of catering services. The words fresh, high quality, fun and atmosphere are repeated often in the client comments on his website. He is looking forward to building relationships with the local farmers and food producers with the hope of using their products in his catering. See www.vineandgarden.com for more details.