Lunch & Learn – Grocery Budgeting Workshop
May 19 @ 12:00 pm– 1:00 pm CDT
Do you often find yourself buying the same ingredients week after week, discovering that you are making the same meals and recipes time after time? Are you stuck in a food rut that lacks variety and creativity? This session will give you the top 6 tips to build the foundation for creative budget meals and how to set yourself up for pantry and refrigerator ingredient maximization. A creative and satisfying recipe under $10 will also be demonstrated to kick start your budget meal planning!
Sophia Lin Kanno, also known as The Spicy Grasshopper, is a home chef and food enthusiast, focusing upon food waste reduction and budget maximization in home-cooked meals.
As a daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Sophia was taught the basic foundation of not wasting food in her mother’s kitchen, planting the seed that would lead to a lifetime of food efficiency and waste awareness. With a degree in hospitality management and a concentration in hospitality design from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Sophia has over 19 years of hospitality experience in restaurants, catering, and planning and executing special events.
Observing the vast food waste culture with our country, Sophia’s zero-waste mindset has driven her to create a guide to help people realize the full potential of the average household’s refrigerator and pantry of ingredients. Sophia showcases grocery budgeting and food reincarnation by creating delicious meals made from scratch, how to maximize leftovers, how to create secondary uses for traditionally thrown away food and how to judiciously use ingredients to minimizing food waste while also building culinary confidence.