Mazamet. Cooking for a professional future

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With the Food Bank and the support of the Tarn Sud Local Mission, a group of young Mazamétains took part in a cooking workshop.

In mid-May, a group of young people, all volunteers, met at the MJC in Aiguefonde to cook and taste good recipes. The objective was to introduce these young people to food trades.

Hummus, potato pancake, pizza or even apple pie: this day, placed under the sign of gluttony, was organized in partnership with the Mission locale Mazamet-Aussillon and the Food Bank. “For these young adults, this workshop is an opportunity to discover the catering trades and its many aspects. They were made actors in this operation because they approached local producers upstream to find certain ingredients”, explains Sylvie Malfilatre , Food Bank. With Marie-Françoise Freiche and Richard Tournier in the kitchen, she co-hosted this day, which was coordinated by Akila Ouizioui from the local Mission.

Valuable input from professional cooks

Richard, who was chef at the central kitchen in Albi, has just joined the team of volunteers at the Food Bank. He was able to share his passion for the trade with young people looking for a professional future and provided for by the discovery of these trades.

After the cooking workshop, everyone left with recipes and a packed lunch. The success of this day has prompted other workshops which are already scheduled in June with young people from Castres and Mazamétains under a civic engagement contract. Peeling, cutting, cooking: a gourmet workshop but above all a trainer for these young people looking for a professional orientation.

Contact: Tarn food bank, tel. 05 63 49 04 15,

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