This year ACE students are in desperate need of a head chef to take the lead on cooking up a community Christmas morning buffet. (File Photo)

ACE’s Christmas Breakfast looking for head cook

Chef with FoodSafe needed to step up to the plate

The Agassiz Centre for Education (ACE) is in dire need of a Christmas morning cook.

The alternate school has been providing a Christmas breakfast to Agassiz seniors at the local Legion since 2011, helping to make sure no one has to spend Christmas morning alone.

A sudden change of plans from the regularly scheduled head cook has left ACE in search of a quick replacement.

ACE needs someone with FoodSafe certification who will be comfortable acting as the head cook and leading a group of volunteers to prepare the morning’s breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Christmas morning.

You don’t have to be a professional chef, said Balascak. Just someone with the proper certification who can work with volunteers to prepare food for the guests. The bacon, sausage, eggs, fruit and other breakfast foods are donated by local businesses.

Following the Christmas buffet, “Santa Claus and elves” hand out gifts to all attendees.

Related: Students, volunteers prepare for Christmas morning at the Legion

Balascak said the event is a meaningful, much appreciated gesture from the school to make sure Christmas is special for all.

“It’s an opportunity for not only the ACE kids to get involved but for all the community members to make sure nobody has to be alone on Christmas,” she said. “A lot of people talk about the true meaning of Christmas…but until you walk into that room you don’t know… you can actually feel it.”

Without a head cook, the event may have to be cancelled. But Balascak is confident someone will step up to the plate.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Anyone who wants to contribute, be it as a cook or volunteer, can email Balascak at [email protected]

Senior guests can purchase tickets starting next week at the Agassiz Library or the Legion.

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