This article appeared in our Info Edmonton Magazine – March/April 2022
Downtown library launches new project
Simply known as The Kitchen, the new training space at the Stanley A. Milner public library was designed to advance knowledge in food literacy and nutrition, helping to develop skills meant to be transferable to a home kitchen environment. This space is a mix between a commercial kitchen and a home kitchen, allowing course attendees the chance to use state-of-the-art commercial ovens and induction cooktops, stand mixers, a deep fryer, and commercial-grade ovens.
The Kitchen will be the place for people to learn everything from knife skills and cake decorating to quick meal prep and spice appreciation—taught by various instructors ranging from EPL staff to community experts and local chefs. As it’s also open for rentals, other organizations can run their own classes, meaning that the curriculum possibilities may be endless.
Due to the nature of the different activities offered in The Kitchen, classes will be a combination of free, low-cost, and registered events with a fee. Courses will also range in difficulty to provide options for beginner and intermediate levels.
Check out the library’s new addition on the southeast corner of the second floor, overlooking Centennial Plaza and the Citadel Theatre.