In February, we had placement students from the University of Toronto’s Urban Studies department interview some of the members of the Catering Collective. These are some of their thoughts they record
When asked about if they would like to have a business on their own, everyone rejected the idea without a doubt. To them, working together “is the point”. The sense of togetherness and community is what they value the most, as one woman says, “together makes big.”
The various activities including the catering collective, storytelling and sewing circle brought the community members together, and by cooking these women also give back to the community.
As everyone experienced different cultures and customs here, they adjusted to their recipes, for example, making the dumplings vegetarian, as some cultures don’t eat pork, so that more people can enjoy the food.
Thank you to Alawia, Melissa, and Serena for all your hard work.