Auburn University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a Haitian Cooking Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Haitian cuisine blends French, African and Spanish styles of cooking and ingredients to make a dish that bursts with flavor. Now students can have that rich food right in the comforts of their own home.
Limited space for the workshop is available so participants must sign up in Student Center suite 3130 to participate. Sign-up sheets are available one week prior to the workshop.
Cooking workshops hosted by UPC are not only for entertainment, but to inform students of the joys of cooking their own meals. Many students are away from home, and probably haven’t had a home-cooked meal since they left. The workshops encourage students to take control of what they eat, this in turn will help them create a better, healthier lifestyle.
These workshops also provide a way for students to meet new people and interact with other students that they may have not known.
After each student is taught to prepare the meal with ingredients that are provided, they are allowed to taste their own creations.
Carol Duncan, a professional chef from Savory Solutions, a personal chef service, will be teaching the workshop.
Duncan is the owner of Savory Solutions located in Auburn and is an Auburn native. She offers a home catering-themed culinary class and in-home multiple meal preparation. Her personal chef services can range from $275 to more than $375, so students participating in this workshop are getting a bargain.
UPC holds various cooking workshops throughout the semester. Earlier this month they provided a Tailgate Cooking Workshop to help students prepare for the upcoming football season. They will later have a Healthy Eating Cooking Workshop that will encourage students to eat fresh foods that will increase their overall level of health.
UPC is Auburn’s student-led programming board. It consists of 11 committees that work hard to meet the programming interests of Auburn’s students. These committees are responsible for organizing events such as free movies, comedians, major concerts, workshops, lectures, and cultural performances. All events are planned and produced for students by students.