Health Starts in the Kitchen
What is Health Starts in the Kitchen?
Held in the Allen Center for Nutrition’s new teaching kitchen, we offer small group cooking classes and demonstrations designed to make it easier for you to prepare more healthful meals at home. Led by chefs, registered dietitian nutritionists and other culinary experts, you will enjoy hands-on cooking experience as well as sampling the delicious recipes.
Our FREE monthly newsletter provides advance notice of all classes, as well as food and nutrition articles and recipes. It is emailed monthly and we do not use or sell the mailing list for any other purpose.
We welcome chefs, registered dietitian nutritionists and other culinary experts to offer dynamic cooking demonstrations, teach cooking classes, provide food tastings or offer other food-related services. Corporate sponsors are also welcome. Revenue generated from Health Starts in the Kitchen will be used to provide free classes to underserved populations in our local community.
Several discounts are available on the Event Brite links including:
Seniors (60 years and older) - SeniorDiscount15
Cedar Crest College community - CCCmember2017
Cedar Crest College alumnae - CCCalumnae2017
If you are a food and consumer science teacher or health professional, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for other discounts.
Cedar Crest College is a 501(c)3 organization.
Questions, please contact email@example.com.
Fall into better health – learn to cook!
To see all of the classes on Event Brite, visit
Fall Cooking Classes
Instructor: Chef Brenda Kieffer
Wednesday dates listed below
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Led by Culinary Institute of America trained Chef Brenda Kieffer, she instructs at both The Culinary Arts Institute at Montgomery County Community College and Cooking Spotlight.
At the end of each class, enjoy sampling the food and receiving the recipes. All classes are on Wednesday from 6-9 pm. Each 3-hour hands-on class is $60 and includes all food and supplies.
September 20 - Sweet and Savory Pies
In this hands-on class, discover how to make a perfect piecrust. Prepare a savory piecrust for chicken potpie and beef empanadas and make a sweet piecrust for fruit croustades and hand pies.
To register: http://bit.ly/chefsep20
October 18 – Everything Crepes
Never be afraid of making crepes again. See how believe easy it is! Crepes are a great way to use leftovers. Have fun and learn the art of making crepes for both dinner and dessert.
To register: http://bit.ly/crepeschefbrenda
November 15 - Party Pleasers
Go beyond cheese, crackers and vegetable trays. Learn to make professional level hors d’oeuvres that you will be proud to serve your guests for the holidays or other special occasions. Yes, you can enjoy the party, too - everything can be prepared ahead of time!
To register: http://bit.ly/partypleasers
Cooking Demonstration Schedule
No time to take a 3-hour cooking class? Try one of the short cooking demonstrations listed below:
October 4 – Fabulous Fall Soups – 11:30-1:00 p.m., Walk 10-11:00 a.m.
Offered FREE to cancer survivors, patients and caregivers, join registered dietitian Denice Ferko-Adams for a cooking demo featuring minestrone soup, carrot-lentil soup and a walnut-crusted fruit tart.
Join a walking tour of Cedar Crest College's Curtis Arboretum, which will be held from 10-11 am. Register for both the demo and tour through our partner, the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
To register for Walking Tour: https://cscglv.gnosishosting.net/Events/Info/Walking_Club_at_Cedar_Crest_College-9052
To register for Cooking Demo: https://cscglv.gnosishosting.net/Events/Info/Healthy_Cooking_at_Cedar_Crest-9051
October 4 – A Galette Two Ways – 6-7:30 p.m.
The 2016 winner of Food Network’s “Cooks vs Cons”, Chef Cindie Feldman runs a private cooking school and catering business in Emmaus called 29 Cooks.
Chef Feldman will provide a cooking demo on preparing a galette two ways: roasted chicken pot pie galette and apple streusel galette with an apple pie spritzer.
To register: http://bit.ly/chefcindie
November 2 – The One-Pan Approach to Delicious Meals 6-7:30 p.m.
Men's Health Food & Nutrition Editor and cookbook author Paul Kita provides a cooking demo showcasing the many powers of one-pan cooking.
See how to prepare and enjoy tasting incredible one-pan breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert options.
To register: http://bit.ly/PaulKita
Do You Have a Group That Would Like a Private Class?
We have provided classes for cancer survivors, retirees and other groups. Whether you need a chef a registered dietitian nutritionist or both, please contact Krys Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
We welcome chefs, registered dietitian nutritionists and other culinary experts to offer dynamic cooking demonstrations, teach cooking classes, provide food tastings or offer other food-related services.
Corporate sponsors are also welcome. Revenue generated from Health Starts in the Kitchen is used to provide free classes to underserved populations in our local community.
Be Our Next Partner
Hats off to our past partners for providing resources to expand cooking classes in the community, supermarket tours led by our nutrition students, and other services!
Recipes Seen on WFMZ
Thank you to Lidia Bastianich
On October 29, Emmy-award winning public television host and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich launched the opening of Health Starts in the Kitchen. Nutrition Department Chair, Dr. Martine Scannavino led a conversation with Lidia that explored her history and passion for food, family and cooking. We greatly appreciated the support of the local community by attending this special event. Please join us for upcoming programs – we look forward to cooking with you soon!