La Tablée des Chefs is a French association of chefs and kitchen professional. Since 2013 in France, the association is developing two initiatives: feeding and educating. Its mission is to feed families in need while tackling food waste and the food insecurity and to develop culinary education of the future generations, driving them to the food autonomy. La Tablée des Chefs have been acting in Canada since 2002, in France and Mexico since 2013.
La Tablée des Chefs have been acting in Canada since 2002, in France and Mexico since 2013.
It is this aspect that the Foundation intends to support for the 2019/2020 school year.
Supported project: extension of the “culinary squads” programme to three new high-priority (REP) colleges in France.
By operating in three new colleges in 2019/2020, the association aims to reach 200 students aged 11 to 15, whom these culinary training workshops will benefit.
These “culinary squads” are a turnkey culinary workshop programme. Ten workshops are organised each year per school, led by volunteer chefs. On a voluntary basis, 12 to 25 young people meet for two hours in the school eating area, under the supervision of a volunteer professional leader. Each workshop is dedicated to a theme, which is presented in a theoretical way and then put into practice by the students, accompanied by the head teacher. These “culinary squads” are the chance for discovery, communication and sharing, and for young people to learn the principles of a healthy and balanced diet.