Hosting the Perfect Potluck Party

Canadians are coming out of a very long winter. Actually, as of writing this, some of my friends across the country are still knee-deep in snow.

Slowly, summer is creeping in though.

Longer days and milder temperatures have many of us daydreaming of gardening, outside activities and the always popular backyard parties. This year, ease your stress by turning your backyard party into a potluck party. To make it even more stress-free, Sobeys has you covered with their new website which was created to get everyone involved in cooking in celebration of Food Revolution Day!

This new website offers tips for potluck themes, getting kids involved, and how to rock your next potluck like a superstar. Once you create an account, you can set up your own potluck party. Then you pick a potluck theme, build your menu and invite your friends to join in. Easy-peasy. My favourite feature is that guests can view who is coming and what everyone is making so everyone shows up bringing something different.

While you are having fun at your party, you can help donate to a worthwhile cause.

Sobeys potluck challenge

Leading up to Food Revolution Day, Sobeys will donate $1 to the Cooking Toward Independence Project When you share a post or photo of your potluck on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #PotluckChallenge and #FRD2014. The Cooking Toward Independence Project is run by the Children’s Aid Foundation, and will improve the lives of young people leaving the child welfare system across Canada when they turn 18 by funding cooking skills workshops and creating access to healthy food.

“Research released by Sobeys Inc. has revealed a generation gap when it comes to food knowledge and confidence in cooking skills. Only 31 per cent of 18 to 29 year olds feel confident in the kitchen versus 48 per cent of those 50 and older. To encourage more Canadians to get cooking, Sobeys is participating in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills.

The survey results show some scary, but not irreversible stats on our food consumption and our level of comfort when it comes to preparing food from basic ingredients. Check out some of these additional statistics in this image.

Sobeys survey results for their potluck challenge

 What are you waiting for? Grab an account and organize your next potluck today.

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  • nicolthepickle May 13, 2014, 3:56 am

    I love potlucks. They’re such fun, and I have lots of friends who are amazing cooks so that makes it even better.