SUNY New Paltz Graphic Design BFA Thesis Show 2021

Community Cooking

Adriana Fratini

Cooking allows people to come together, care for others, learn about different cultures and techniques, and have fun. My idea for this project was to create a weekly digital cooking club where remote college students could cook and eat together even while physically apart. This group helped offer opportunities to learn about different cooking techniques, recipes, chef backgrounds, further cooking resources, and community outreach with the New Paltz Food Pantry. We met weekly for one month over video. The intention was to create a welcoming environment for people of all cooking levels to improve their skills, have a routine, and create a community. In the end, I crafted a cookbook that reflected the experience of the club as a physical takeaway and reminder of the experience.