Jackfruit carnitas tacos Jackfruit carnitas tacos with cilantro and fresh lime make a tasty plant-based entrée.

Session offers training in preparing plant-based meals

A day-long, hands-on culinary experience will teach UWindsor chefs how to create and present delicious plant-based foods — and there is space for a few others to join them.

Forward Food, a program of the Humane Society International, provides training in preparing meatless dishes to promote both health and environmental sustainability. Food and Catering Services will host a workshop at the University of Windsor on Friday, Dec. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Executive chef Paolo Vasapolli says there is a limited number of spaces available for interested students and maybe even employees.

“We see more and more of our patrons seeking vegan options and want to up our game a bit,” he says. “I would like for students, especially vegan students in residence, to be able to participate.”

If there is additional room, he will extend the invitation to UWindsor faculty and staff. Vasapolli invites those interested to contact him at 519-253-3000, ext. 3275, or paolov@uwindsor.ca.