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Compassionate Cooking with The Mindful Palate

  • Christ Church Episcopal, Whitefish Bay 5655 North Lake Drive Whitefish Bay, WI, 53217 United States (map)

Toddlers and Kids on a Mission is partnering for the first time with The Mindful Palate! This all-ages cooking class will be a fun weekend activity for you and your child and it will also bring hunger relief to our Milwaukee neighbors. We’ll discuss soup-making techniques then prepare a large batch of vegetarian soup which will be donated to a local meal program.

PURPOSE: Cook food for individuals suffering from food insecurity. Allow children to use their culinary talents to act with compassion and selflessness towards others.

IMPACT: Children and their caregivers will learn to prepare a healthy meal for their families. They will also provide 12 gallons of freshly prepared soup to the St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program at All People's Church in the Harambee neighborhood.

ACTIVITIES: We will meet with Chef Annie Wegner LeFort for a cooking class. Participants will end the class with soup and bread for a late lunch. A handout with recipes is included. 

****If you are interested in bringing the soup and serving it at All Peoples Church please email Lynn ( Delivery and serving starts at 4:45pm.**** 

WHEN: Saturday, May 20th 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Christ Church of Whitefish Bay, Great Hall 5655 N Lake Dr, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

PARTICIPANT CAP: 10 adults/10 children Because we will work in a commercial kitchen, for safety purposes, we are asking that there be a 1:1 ratio of parents and children. 

AGES: Age 3.5 and older.

COST: FREE (TOAM is covering the cost of ingredients and Mindful Palate's fee) 


MATERIALS: Feel free to bring your aprons and your trusted kitchen knife (one you use at home with your child) for food preparation. Also, consider bringing a favorite raw vegetable or two to add to the soup (not required).

About The Mindful Palate: The Mindful Palate encourages people to think more about the source of their food. We emphasize cooking simply and thoughtfully with love and less waste, eating and sharing food with others, and working with food to strengthen our bodies and minds. Link to The Mindful Palate's website:


Information about St. Vincent de Paul's Meal Program:


Benefits of cooking with children: