The Screaming Avocado offers healthy and delicious daily lunches to the student and staff of Stratford Northwestern Secondary School in Stratford, Canada. The meals are prepared by our students using locally sourced ingredients from farmers, producers and our own Seeds of Change Garden and Mud To Mouth Farm Project. The Screaming Avocado feeds up to 300 patrons every lunch hour from a black board menu which offers daily gourmet specials ranging from the more commonplace pasta, sandwiches, and pizzas to the more risky rabbit braised in white wine with olives, confit of duck, Moroccan lamb couscous, sushi, calamari sandwiches to name a few.
Our goal is simple. Connect youth to good, clean and fair local food and develop their ability to prepare healthy meals from scratch. Their assignments are to bring the recipes home and to prepare them for their families. To prepare healthy meals and enlighten their parents, grandparents and in the future their kids to fresh yummy food. They are the cross generational tool of change.
The Screaming Avocado is an extension of our thriving, innovative high school culinary arts program that has grown to include over 200 students per year; a large kitchen classroom; 3000 square feet of organic garden; an organic greenhouse; a six acre school farm initiative; a culinary club with national and international experiences; outreach programs to elementary students and support for our culinary club dinners from world renowned chefs including
Michael Stadtlander http://www.nationalpost.com/arts/story.html?id=2023604
Jamie Kennedy http://www.jamiekennedy.ca/content/restaurants-jkw.html
Susan McKenna Grant http://www.lapetraia.com/author.php
Jason Bangerter http://www.oliverbonacini.com/aubergemovie.swf
Johathon Gushue http://www.langdonhall.ca/dining_chef.html
Winlai Wong http://www.dine.to/profile_features.php?feature=chef&id=5227 to name a few.