International Kitchen - cooking event

Updated: Jan 10, 2019

Tonight we hosted our first public event - International Kitchen - a fun cooking experience with Rotary Youth Exchange students. This is a traditional event of Rotary International District 1462 Lithuania, which we are proud to co-host and take care of all organisational and promotional aspects.

For the first time we have moved to a new venue - Beatos studija - a professional culinary studio, run by a famous celebrity chef in Lithuania Mrs. Beata Nicholson. Her cozy studio on the top floor of an old office building in the middle of the main Gedimino avenue in Vilnius was our kitchen tonight, where we were cooking together meals from different countries, learning new tastes & traditions, interacting and enjoying company of nice people. We had over 40 participants - inbound and rebound exchange students, Rotary, Rotaract & Interact members, their families and friends, host families and their members as well as others, interested in learning about Rotary and its Exchange opportunities as well as culinary traditions from other countries.

During our event we raised funds to donate in-kind contributions to the confectionery training workshop, recently opened at Vilnius Technology Teaching and Rehabilitation Center with the help and donations from Vilnius International Rotary Club. This center trains young people with certain disabilities professional skills with very high employ-ability rates. Read more on their website

We cooked together and tasted one meal from each country - USA, Canada, Taiwan and Brazil - presented by inbound students, that came to live and study one year in Lithuania. It was truly interesting experience, followed by a small discussion and sharing their impressions about life here as well as tips and advise for other youngsters, considering of going abroad for their own experience.

Read more about organizers and Rotary organisations: Rotary Youth Exchange Program Lituanica International Rotary Club Vilnius International Rotary Club Rotary Lithuania Rotary International #gastronomyconnects

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