Richmond Community Summer Open House

The Richmond Community Based Programs with includes Community Kitchens, Success by Six and Nobody’s Perfect Programs held a Summer Open House on the 15th June, 2006. There are 2 open houses in a year, once in winter and another in summer.

The guest of honour was the mayor of Richmond, Malcolm Brodie. All the leaders of the community kitchens and volunteers who made this happen were presented with flowers as an appreciation. A big applause for Minoo who is the coordinator of the Richmond Community Kitchens.


From left: Lancy, Minoo, Julie, Vanessa, Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Tanni.

The high light of the open house is the potluck. Each family brought their favourite dish. There were two long tables setup for the buffet and the tables were full of delicious food.

Here are some of the dishes:

Beef Samosas with some chilli dipping sauce.


Swiss rolls, I believed this is from Andrea of South Arm Community Kitchen.


Smoke Salmon appetizer.


For more pictures, click the link below.

Mixed Fruit Platter


Lemon Meringue Pie, I had a piece of this.




An egg appetizer by Tanni.


Ceasar Salad.


This lasagna was very delicious.


Fruit Pie.


Cheese Sandwich.


Smelt and Prawns.


Spring rolls.


Vegetarian Steam Bun, brought by Vanessa.


Dumplings with red bean paste. It’s Dragon Boat Festival season.


There were more dishes that I did not have a chance to take the photo. I wish I could sample all the dishes. I will certainly come back for the next open house.

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  1. Christa

    The smoked salmon appetizer looks nummies 🙂 You don’t have a recipe by any chance?

  2. Suanne

    Hi Sally,

    A Swiss roll (or Jelly roll as known in the United States) is a cylindrical cake containing jelly, jam or cream. It is made by baking a long flat thin sponge cake, coating the surface with jam and sometimes cream, and rolling it up. It is usually served in circular slices.

  3. Suanne

    Hi Christa,

    Unfortunately, I dont have the recipe but from what I saw and tasted, it’s a piece of smoked salmon skewed onto a piece of celery filled with some sort of cream cheese spread. Hope this helps.

  4. Maritza

    The smoked salmon does look good!

  5. Minoo Javadi

    Hi Suanne,

    You did an amazing job in your blog! Thanks for the things you wrote and I hope to see you at the community kitchens starting in September.

    Take Care!

  6. Hok

    Thank you for a very interesting blog. Do you by any chance have the recipe for the Swiss Roll? It looks very good!

  7. Suanne

    Hi Hok, I’ll have to bring this request to the Richmond Community Kitchen and see if anyone would like to make the Swiss Roll in the coming classes.

  8. minoo

    I can show you how to make Swiss Roll.

  9. Suanne

    Minoo, that will be great. I’m looking forward to it and I’m sure Hok is too.

  10. minoo javadi

    Hi everyone,
    I want to invite you to our coming 2007 Potluck Open House on June 14th (Thurs) at The Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Blvd, Room 340,Richmond, on June 14th at 6pm. Please be on time and bring your favorite dish.
    There will be more fun, more people and lots of ethnic food.
    Hope to see you there.

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