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Leave No Leftovers

  • Main Activity Room at Austin Gardens 167 Forest Avenue River Forest, IL, 60305 United States (map)

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of the food left over from Thanksgiving? Many of our leftovers end up in the landfill because we're tired of turkey.

Join us for this unique cooking class that will teach you how to make creative new dishes from your Thanksgiving leftovers!
We'll learn how to make:

  •  Traditional Mole Sauce for Turkey Mole Enchiladas
  •  Creamy Potato Leek Soup
  • We'll sample a Cranberry Sauce + Pear Crumble and Stuffing Strata, as well. 

After the cooking demo we'll sit down for a tasting and conversation about recipes for the upcoming holiday! Everyone will go home with recipes, as well. 

This one-time event is offered by the Park District of Oak Park and will be taught by Sugar Beet Schoolhouse's own Cheryl Munoz. 


Cheryl Munoz
Cheryl is the Founder of Sugar Beet Food Co-op and Founder and Exec. Director of Sugar Beet Schoolhouse.  To experience more meaningful connections to her local farmers and neighbors, she opened (along with hundreds of others) a cooperative grocery store in the Village of Oak Park, IL in July 2015.  The Co-op celebrates community and good food by providing a full service marketplace for local vendors and producers and greater access to local, organic food.  Her passion for education and skill sharing motivated her to organize an educational organization called Sugar Beet Schoolhouse that is a hub for food literacy through program development, facilitation and skill sharing.  Cheryl received the Golden Beet Award from the Illinois Stewardship Alliance for Community Food Development and she serves on the board of Chicago Slow Food and is on the Food Access Committee for Proviso Partners for Health. She enjoys planning community events and farm tours, and loves sharing her passion with others.  Cheryl lives in Oak Park, IL with her little farmers, Cedar and Cora, and her husband, Anthony.

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