La tablée des chefs


What is La Tablée des Chefs?

La Tablée des Chefs’ mission is to provide culinary training to young people in high school and youth centres. To date, more than 30,000 youths have benefitted from free culinary training thanks to various programs such as Kitchen Brigades and Cook Up Your Future. During these workshops, participants learn more about nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

Why is IGA partnering with La Tablée des Chefs?

IGA has supported La Tablée des Chefs for the past 4 years. This partnership came about organically—a reflection of our shared M.O. to reduce food waste, coupled with IGA’s Food is Everything movement. We believe that conveying our culinary passion to the next generation is a priceless gift, one that will allow our youth to grow and learn how to maintain healthy lifestyles.

La Tablée des Chefs’ mission

Since its foundation in 2002, the organization has been dedicated to feeding those in need and encouraging the younger generations to pursue their culinary education.

“Our schools no longer teach basic cooking skills, and, unfortunately, some young people don’t learn these skills from their parents either. Food education is important because it teaches us to make better life choices, when it comes to our health as well as our finances. For us, social issues such as these really matter.”

Carl Pichette, Vice-President of Marketing at Sobeys

La Tablée des Chefs: the stats

30,000 jouths have benefitted from our training courses
Close to 150 high schools enrolled across Quebec
By 2023 we expect to have reached up to 200 Canadian schools
3,000,000 portions distributed to people in need

IGA et La Tablée des chefs 2019

Results of the 2019 La Tablée des Chefs week at IGA

La Tablée des Chefs week was held from October 17 to 23, 2019, in 60 of our stores. Many of you showed your support, purchasing specially-marked items or making a donation right at the cash.

Over the course of those few days, you also got to meet some 140 La Tablée des Chefs youths present at different IGA stores, offering up food samples, talking about the organization, and bagging groceries.

The special week closed with La Grande Tablée de Montréal, a gourmet event that was held on November 4, 2019. The grand total raised during the week was revealed, and a $110,000 cheque was handed to La Tablée des Chefs.

On behalf of all La Tablée des Chefs youths, thank you for your participation and generous contribution!