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 email@example.com to be considered for other discounts.
Cedar Crest College is a 501(c)3 organization.
Questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a Virtual Tour of our cooking classes!
To registerd and see our latest classes, please visit the Event Brite link at: http://hskclasses.eventbrite.com
Hands-on Cooking Classes & Demos
5/12/118 – Cooking Class: Sweet & Savory Crepes - 10 AM - 1 PM
Led by CIA trained Chef Kiefer, see how easy it is during this hands-on class. Crepes are a great way to use leftovers. Learn the art of making crepes for dinner and dessert. Recipes include: creamy banana crepes, crepes with prosciutto and fontina, and crespelle alla fiorentina. All food supplies and materials are provided.
5/16/18 – Cooking Demo: One Grocery List – 3 Easy Meals - 5-6:30 PM
Whether you are fully onboard with a plant-based diet, or striving to include more vegetables into your meals during the week, Weis Dietitian Andrea Barnes has some southwestern flavor-inspired recipes from the HealthyBites™ magazine that are a must. Andrea will prepare: Easy Black Bean Burgers, Veggie & Bean Burritos and Southwestern Veggie Flatbread. Join this cooking demo to take one grocery list and make three healthy delicious meals. Seating is limited.
5/19/18 – Cooking Class: Cooking for Kids - 10 AM - 12 PM
Children can be the harshest mealtime critics. Children who participate in the cooking process are more likely to try the food. Chef Kingsbury shares tips on how to have quality time cooking with your children and save time preparing meals. Join her to make delicious mini meatloaf made with ground turkey and butternut squash macaroni and cheese. This class is for adults but techniques are designed to share with your children.
6/2/18 – Cooking Class: Homemade Pita Bread, Hummus & More! 10 AM - 1 PM
Led by Chef Kieffer, make homemade pita bread, garlic pita chips, hummus all from dried chickpeas, baharat spice mix, and tehina. Prepare three types of hummus: the ultimate classic hummus tehina, roasted red pepper hummus, and Jerusalem hummus with ground beef. You may never buy the store versions of these foods again!
6/13/18 – Cooking Class: One Sheet Pan Meals 5-6:30 PM
Save time, money, and energy to create a delicious, healthy meal. Using one-sheet pan, see how to make Chicken Piccata, a simple delicious meal that will invigorate your passion for cooking and inspire you to try other one-sheet pan meals. Learn how to breakdown and butterfly chicken. Chef Kingsbury returns to lead this fun hands-on class. The best part is that you take home dinner! Register today!
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 email@example.com 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!