Legacy Café & BDJ Center to Host Nutrition Class on May 4

The Legacy Café, a favorite local restaurant managed by Chef Karen Wallace and staffed by students of the Legacy Youth Workforce Development Program, will host a Free “Healthy Cooking With & For Kids” cooking workshop on Wednesday, May 4th from 5:00 – 6 P.M. This demonstration will be led by Chef Karen. Attendees will be given ideas for how to increase the amount of veggies in their kids’ diets and how to get their little ones involved in the kitchen and interested in their health. Chef Karen will show audience members how to prepare a recipe fit for even the pickiest of kids because it hides the vegetables!

Attendees will leave with a free dinner, recipes to try at home, various kitchen tools and nutrition resource giveaways.

This event is part of a collaborative series of cooking-related demonstrations and workshops with the LSU AgCenter and funded by the Rapides Foundation . These workshops are always free and are typically hosted once or twice a month at Legacy Café. Participants of all ages are welcome.

The Legacy Café is a real-life training environment for the Legacy Youth Workforce Development program (LYWD). The LYWD Program is a sixteen-week training initiative for 17-24-year-olds who are out of work and out of school. Students receive life skills training and development in the classroom, and work experience and instruction in the Legacy Café. The restaurant features a unique menu of southern soul food blended with fresh, healthy produce harvested from the Legacy Garden, located just behind the café.

If you know someone who might benefit from the LYWD Program, the BDJ Center asks that you help spread the word. To learn more about their programs or to make a donation, call (318) 460-7460.