The Lighthouse is an emergency shelter which serves as a temporary home to 40 men and women in Oakville. The Tomato Ladies provide life skill cooking workshops for residents at the shelter.
The Classes are part of the Lighthouse Shelter’s Life Skills Program.
We demonstrate basic recipes and cooking techniques and encourage participants to share their own experiences with food preparation.
The participants sample each of the recipes and provide their feedback.
The dishes we have prepared are served at lunch to all the residents.
The Grad Gifts
The participants at the workshop are given a Grad Gift pack when they leave the shelter.
Each pack contains a few ‘essentials’ to help them get started in their own kitchens. As well, the pack includes some basic information about setting up a kitchen and the Tomato Ladies web address to encourage them to try our Recipes.