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Letter: Cooking workshop was a culinary delight

Recently, while many in Aspen basked in their first turns of the season on Aspen Mountain, 18 middle and high school students in the Buddy Program’s Experiential Group Mentoring program refined their culinary skills through a 4-hour cooking and nutrition workshop.

The day’s menu was Thanksgiving-inspired and included cornbread stuffed chicken, kale with candied walnuts, spiced roasted pumpkin, gravy, and Mexican hot chocolate cookies for dessert. Students enjoyed dining on their creations together while discussing their families’ Thanksgiving traditions.

A huge thanks to Carbondale non-profit YouthEntity for sharing their kitchen space, Chef Paul Rose of Plato’s Restaurant at the Aspen Meadows for teaching, and Chef Kristin Boland and Chef Assistants Cynthia Ayala (Roaring Fork High School) and Shion Reilly (Basalt High School) for volunteering.



As we head in to holiday season, we at the Buddy Program continue to be thankful for our community’s generosity which provides so much opportunity for our youth.

Brooke Tuveson



The Buddy Program

Experiential Programs manager


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