Sprouting Chefs: Berry Pizzelles
- Saturday, April 13, 10-11:30am
- The Garden Classroom
- Member $15; Nonmember $17
- Toni Washington, Edmond Mobile Meals
- Best for ages 8 to 11
- Register by Wednesday, April 10
- REGISTER HERE
Pizzelles are a traditional Italian waffle cookie that can be used in all sorts of ways, not just as cookies! Learn how to make this tasty and beautiful treat and how to dress it up into a snack. We’ll create our pizzelles, decorate them with berries and other healthy toppings as we discuss springtime fruit.
Meet Toni Washington
Toni Washington, Chef/Director of Food Services
Toni Washington graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2007. During her tenure at the YWCA of Southern Oklahoma, which later became the Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma, she served as the Grace Resource Center director and helped develop and later direct the Grace Day Center, a center for the Ardmore area homeless during the day. Outside of work in Ardmore, she served as the youth director for Corinth Baptist Church, as secretary for the Homeless Alliance division of the Carter County Turning Point Coalition, and was a member of the 2009 class of Leadership Ardmore. She also developed a cooking class program for fifth-graders from Franklin Elementary School entitled Kids Can Cook.
Toni’s love of food preparation began at an early age and during her time in Ardmore; she was able to cater office parties, banquets, a wedding, and a few United Way events. She continues to learn and develop her craft as Director of Food Services and graduated from Platt College Culinary Arts program in March 2016.
Toni created the successful summer program, “Little Chefs Learn to Serve”, at Edmond Mobile Meals in 2015 to introduce children to cooking and service to their community.