Along with our regular weekly free food servings (on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 1pm in the Dalhousie SUB), we also host events, workshops, fun hangouts, and other rad cool things!
Our annual cooking competition is back!
This year 3 teams will be competing on Tuesdays in March (7th, 14th, and 21st) for the coveted Iron Ladle and some amazing prizes. Teams can be formed from your residence pals, roommates, classmates, society members, BFFs, pets* or anyone!
Teams should be 4-6 people. If you want to participate, but haven’t formed a team, no problem! We can put you in touch with a team!
Never cooked a meal for hundreds of people before? Not even an issue. Our amazing staff and volunteers will be on hand to help out and provide guidance if needed.
If you’ve never cooked with the Ladle before, forming or joining an Iron Ladle team is a great and fun way to get involved.
To register a team or for more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition is HEATING up, starting March 7th!
*jk please don’t bring your pets into the kitchen
Radish Reads Book Club
Migrant Justice. Selections from Food First: Selected Writings From 40 Years of Movement
Culture and Identity: The Personal Importance of Food
Veganism, Femininity, Masculinity. With selections from the vegan studies project
Are you part of a DSU society? Are you amazing? OF COURSE YOU ARE.
We are looking to collaborate with different DSU societies next semester. Your society gets to plan the menu, make the dishes, serve the meal, all while promoting your society!
Your society comes up with a meal that is unique, special, or appropriate to your society that you would like to cook with us. You will then meet with our kitchen and serving coordinators to decide on a serving date and help with the food order. On the serving date, you folks provide us with a schedule for people from your department/society to come in for cooking, serving, and clean-up shifts (see below for example shifts), and we all cook and serve it together!
This is a great opportunity to let people know more about your society (we can help you make pamphlets!), collaborate with the Ladle, make a delicious meal for 200+ people to eat, AND have a really fun day in the kitchen!
Here are some things to keep in mind when brainstorming a meal:
- all our food comes from NS farmers. We are pretty good at substitutions, and adapting recipes to work with what we have, so don’t be shy!
- we are a vegan kitchen, so none of our food is prepared with meat, dairy, eggs, or animal products. Similarly though, we are well-practiced in the art of veganizing a meal
Some example meals we’ve made in the past:
- sage and cannelloni beans + brushetta (Italian society)
- fried potatoes + cucumber green onion salad (Chinese Society)
- veggie stew (Native Education Unit)
Example volunteer schedule:
- Cooking: 9- 11am, 11-1pm
- Serving: 12:45 – 2pm
- Clean-up: 1:30 – 3:30pm
If your society would like to collaborate with the Ladle on a meal, please email email@example.com to set up a meeting time. Feel free to send along any questions or concerns you may have.