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Community Outreach


Drexel students and members of the Mantua community collaborate in the kitchen

The Department of Culinary Arts and Food Science provides community assistance and educational programming promoting healthy eating practices through various outreach programs.

Local Culinary Traditions - Dornisfe Center Collaboration

Through the Local Culinary Traditions course from the Department of Culinary Arts and Food Science, Drexel students and members of the Mantua community will collaborate at Drexel's Dornsife Center to explore food culture and traditions of West Philadelphia.  

The course focuses on food and identity by examining the diversity of food traditions in the local community and our campus.  For updates on the course and their weekly projects, visit the Local Culinary Traditions Blog.

Free Library Culinary Literacy Center - Supportive Older Women's Network

The Center for Hospitality and Sport Management and the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center have developed a culinary class devoted to grandparent-led families in the community through the Supportive Older Women's Network. 

Chef instructors prepare a variety of healthy summer meals utilizing affordable and easily accessible ingredients. Hands-on training focuses on easy to make summer dishes both on and off the grill.