What's Cooking? Intercultural Food Discussions

Students enjoying a cooking session

With such a diverse population at UTSC, learning about different types of food can help facilitate intercultural learning.  

Through these events, students can explore the relationship between food and culture from different perspectives. 

What’s Cooking? Intercultural Food Discussions sessions are presented in different formats, which will be noted in the registration form on the Career Learning Network (CLNx).  

  1. You can participate in a hands-on cooking experience while also engaging in lively discussions around the intersections of food, identity and community. 

  1. A field trip to a local East Scarborough restaurant is facilitated by the International Student Centre. This excursion gives you the opportunity to sample dishes and participate in a rich discussion with peers and the restaurant chefs about food, culture and their lived experiences.  

Sessions vary in length from 1.5 hours to 2.0 hours.  


Some of the chefs & restaurateurs who have participated in a What’s Cooking? Intercultural Food Discussion include: