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Kids host bake sale through bakery to learn business skills
August 22, 2023 By Bakers Journal
Toronto’s Le Dolci Culinary Camp’s weekly bake sale hosted by kids ages 7-11 is preparing them for back to school while instilling valuable life skills and has raised over one thousand dollars to date.
In its 13th year, the culinary school’s pastry chefs teach kids at the start of each session that they’re going to “Bake for Good.” The sale is inspiring young bakers to not only bake yummy treats but also learn about business, charity and entrepreneurship, preparing them for the school year ahead.
Each week campers prep menus, signage, pricing, discuss the marketing tactics and then bake treats to sell to locals in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood. On Fridays, campers canvas the local neighbourhood and sell the goods with all proceeds benefiting The George Chuvalo Neighbourhood Centre which creates programming for 2SLGBTQI+ youth.
During the week, campers discuss pricing, calculate sales, collect money, tally it at the end of the bake sale and then record earnings for the charity. Math skills, team work and creative idea generation are key themes throughout the week.
Le Dolci founder and owner, Lisa Sanguedolce said, “Empowering kids with baking and entrepreneurial skills while fostering a sense of charity creates a generation that is not only skilled but also compassionate and community-minded.”
The recipient of the kids’ efforts is also pleased to be part of this new programming this year. “We’re very grateful for the support of Le Dolci and the young people in their programs,” said Aliah Schwartz, Manager of George Chuvalo Neighbourhood Centre.
Le Dolci Culinary Classroom’s Bake Sale for Good occurs every Friday from 2:30-3:30 until Sept. 1, 2023.
For more information, visit ledolci.com.
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