Help Fund the Foodie Floor
Our vision was to teach residents the basic skills for cooking and baking, however, the Hayman kitchen is not set up to meet this goal. There are no pots or pans to cook with. No knives to cut with. We need to look outside of the residence life budget in order to buy the supplies necessary to teach students how to cook. The objective of this program is to prepare students with culinary knowledge and experience for life outside of college. In order to accomplish this, residents must have the ability to practice what they are taught, to experiment, and both succeed and fail.
An extraordinary experience, cooking and baking opens many doors to strive for this value primarily, it has been shown to help with stress for some people, provides an opportunity to meet people with similar interests, provides fun activities that are also educational.
Making the circle bigger. The question of, how we increase turnout at events? Is commonly asked yet it is almost always answered by two magic words, free and food. Events are crucial to expanding the circle, this is where people meet each other and build relationships. Food is one of few things in this world able to traverse all cultures, types of people, religions and so on, providing unique opportunities to expand our circle.
Face-to-face experiences. Cooking requires time and downtime which provides plentiful opportunities to have these interactions, while the water boils or while preparing vegetables the time is present. Finding purpose in life, cooking isn’t everyone’s passion or calling in life and for those it is they are probably at culinary school. For the rest of us, this value appears in a different way. A homecooked meal brings people together, old friends, parents, family, and most often it isn’t what we do in life that makes it fulfilling but who we spend it with.