From preparation to the ‘sobre mesa,’ Common Threads is spreading cultural awareness, respect, and yes, cooking classes to anyone who is interested. “It’s never too soon and no one is ever too young to help out in the kitchen,” says Chef Instructor, Victoria Nieto, of Common Threads. “When people are close to the food preparation process and are comfortable, they understand how to choose what is healthy for them.”
‘Sobre mesa,’ is a term—rooted in Hispanic heritage—that means ‘over the table’ or ‘after the table’ and refers to that moment when everyone has finished eating but is savoring a moment of unity. “All these generations are sitting together, listening with respect and taking turns to speak,” explains Chef Nieto. “It provides a beautiful sense of unity and inclusion.” This is the essence of what Common Threads seeks to provide.
Because of this ethos, as well as the mission to provide healthy eating to communities, Isagenix’s ISA Foundation has partnered with them to support their youth and family education programs in Chicago, Miami, and Pittsburgh.