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Joy of Cooking: Cooking Skills for Independent Living

December 4, 2023, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the right side of the image is an illustration of three chefs around a large stockpot full of soup. One is holding a large tomato. Another is stirring a ladle in the soup. There are a number of food items around such as chicken legs, parsley and a carrot.

Is independent living one of your goals? Whether it’s a short term goal and you’re planning to move out soon, or it’s a long-term goal for some time in the future – you can begin preparing for it now–starting in the kitchen!

This hands-on session is a great way to help you increase your confidence in the kitchen.

While preparing a tasty and well-balanced dinner, participants will also learn about:

  • the importance of good hygiene
  • cleanliness in the kitchen and the importance of preventing cross-contamination
  • the proper use of utensils
  • how to properly measure and prepare food, and
  • working with others.

And then, you’ll get to enjoy what you’ve made for dinner!

Join us for The Joy of Cooking: Cooking Skills for Independent Living

Monday, December 4, 2023

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

at The Ability Hub (300, 3820 24 Avenue NW)

The menu for this session is Spaghetti & Meatballs

This activity is in-person only and limited to six participants. There will only be light support provided by staff, so participants need to be able to follow instructions and be willing to work in a small group to prepare the meal. All supplies will be provided.

Registration for this session is required and takes place on Sinneave Connects, our online Learning Hub. If you already have a Sinneave Connects account, just log in as usual and enroll in the course. If this is the first time you’ve used Sinneave Connects, you will need to create a free account. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. 

  1. Pick a user name
  2. Pick a password (Don’t forget to record it somewhere safe for next time!)
  3. Register!
  4. Choose the “”Joy of Cooking” event dated December 4

Joy of Cooking – December 4


*If you have a food allergy, please contact us so we can confirm the ingredients of the recipe.

*When you log in to the event using the button below, you’ll see a tab on the side that says, “Select Session” (see the screen shot below) Click on that box.

A screen shot of the Sinneave Connects course registration page. There is red text and an arrow pointing to the enrolment box, which is circled in red. It is intended to help people know what button to press in order to register.


About the presenter:  Sydney Crosby is a born and raised Calgarian who has had a passion for cooking ever since she was a child making cakes out of mud or sand in the back yard. Sydney is a former Launch + Skills participant who attended SAIT and graduated in 2022 with a professional cooking diploma. When Sydney isn’t working on her business or Youtube cooking channel, she likes to relax by listening to music, reading, writing, knitting. She also leads a Spark unit for Girl Guides, which she has been a member of for the past 15 years. Being creative and cooking a variety of dishes is something she really enjoys and her two favourite dishes are keto lemon cheesecake and a family recipe called Grandma’s Cheesy Potato’s.

*Please note: Our Joy of Cooking sessions are popular and can fill up quickly. If the session is full, you can choose to put your name on a waiting list. Just click the “enroll” button as usual. If a spot becomes available you will be emailed. Sometimes cancellations happen at the last minute and you will not receive a lot of advance notice.


The Ability Hub
Suite #300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B-2X9 Canada
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