Community Kitchens are a free and low-barrier gathering space where students come together to cook and enjoy a four-course vegetarian or vegan meal over a three-hour period. Join us on September 27th for our first meal of the fall semester! Read below on this month’s facilitator.
Krusheska Quirós, a queer Afro-Taina from Boriken (Puerto Rico), has been cooking since an early age in her mom and grandmother’s kitchens. Her African and Indigenous roots make part of her cooking and the culinary tradition of her family. She completed her culinary degree back in 2001 at the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (accredited by Le Cordon Bleu) and was part of the school’s culinary team which won the state competition in 2000. After graduation, she started cooking in restaurants around Chicago and in 2003, she joined the kitchen crew of the Cirque Du Soleil’s touring show Varekai. Touring life took her to cook and enjoy food in more than 40 cities around North America and many more in Australia and New Zealand. Her love for food has exponentially grown throughout the years and the appreciation for its place in culture has become the epicentre of all that happens in her kitchen. Now in Vancouver, she focuses her culinary skills to share love and culture through food with friends, family and in privately catered events.
This event is being hosted on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. In particular, this includes the land of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Kwikwetlem nations where we work, live, and play.
The Women’s Centre has opened up their lounge (TC 3013) to all genders for this Community Kitchen. The Women’s Centre is wheelchair accessible.
SFSS Women’s Centre (TC 3014)