Emblem Club, Suzie Owsley and Jim Berry

The Emblem Club is a club within the Elks Club — it is dedicated to performing service work in the community and scholarships for youth.  Jim Berry is the president, and Suzie Owsley has been working on a new opportunity that the Emblem Club provides.  I know — you are waiting to see how food fits into this!  Well, the Emblem Club decided that they would use cooking classes as a means to fund raise.

Cooking classes can be a great way to introduce young people to the fun, art, science and magic of cooking.  I take for granted that I grew up around great cooks like my grandmother and mom, lots of aunts, but seriously — there were no men that cooked in my family.  The men in my family loved great food but with all the wonderful women cooks, I guess they figured why bother?  Many young people unfortunately are the product of several generations where cooking means a box of mac and cheese, or sliding some chicken nuggets on to a baking sheet and popping them in the oven.

It’s time to take back the kitchen!  To get more information about the Emblem Club and the cooking classes they offer you can check them out on Facebook.  To listen to the interview, click here!