Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Teenagers aged 10 to 18

 ICAN is a program where youth have an opportunity to work with several local chefs and are introduced to basic and advanced cooking skills, safe food handling techniques, proper knife skills, use of a variety of kitchen appliances both commercial and traditional, and proper clean up and sanitizing practices. They also have the opportunity to hear from nutritionists who will speak to the value of healthier food choices. They have opportunities to participate in several community outreach initiatives, including touring and assisting at the local food bank, preparing meals for local church and community fundraisers and putting on a  "Master Chef" style dinner of their own. Other field trips include a visit to a professional kitchen, and fine dining experiences. Our goal is to provide these youth with an opportunity to gain valuable kitchen experience that could potentially assist them in securing a job, or at the very least give them the confidence to prepare meals at home for their family and friends.



ICAN Community Support

Some of the ICAN youth were feeling shy about showing off their fashionable hairnets, but everyone was working hard volunteering at the food bank today as part of our Community Give Back Projects. Great job today... Read More

ICAN Class Valentine Dinner

The Sharing Place At The Sharing Place, we do so much more than just distribute emergency food! Our Outreach Services work with local community groups to bring food skills to and old. Check out the... Read More


ICAN Class Dinner Event

Congratulations to our ICAN Class on your first major dinner event. The food was fantastic, the reviews were amazing and you all did an incredibly phenomenal job. We can't wait for Master Chef on June 9th, where we... Read More


ICAN Christmas Cooking

We had a really great day hanging out in the kitchen with the ICAN Crew making some yummy Christmas treats, singing holiday songs and enjoying a delicious lunch. Read More