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!
2018 - A New Year of Cooking Classes
Purchase a gift certificate or signup a friend for one of our hands on classes. See active classes at https://hskclasses.eventbrite.com Below, you will find our hands-on classes.
More classes, cooking demonstrations, local chefs events, and food tastings are being planned for 2018.
Buy a gift certificate for the foodie on your holiday list!
1/11/18 – Meal Prep for Nutrition Success: Mason Jar Salads by Tara L. Miltenberger, M.Ed., RDN, LDN, Director, Didatic Program in Dietetics
Two Sessions – 11:40 am – 12:25 pm and 12:40 – 1:25 pm
During this interactive session, discover the link between planning in advance and weight management. A healthy, easy-to-make salad dressing will be demonstrated and sampled followed by creating two unique mason jar salads to take home. Tara is a registered dietitian-nutritionist in the Lehigh Valley and has focused her professional practice on weight management for adults and children for the past 10 years. She received her Certificate of Training in Weight Management in 2014. Registration is free and includes food and supplies to make your salads. Seating is limited.
1/19/18 – Cozy Comforts with Quinoa by Weis Markets' Andrea Barnes, MS, RD, LDN, FAN
Two Sessions – 11:40 am – 12:25 pm and 12:40 – 1:25 pm
We are delighted to welcome back Lehigh Valley Weis Markets' In-Store Registered Dietitian Andrea Barnes to our kitchen for a delicious cooking demonstration of 3 meals using a 10-ingredient shopping list. Watch as Andrea walks you through these meals: Sauteed Kale and Tomato Topped Quinoa-Crusted Chicken, Tex-Mex Quinoa Bowl, Chicken, Spinach & Quinoa Soup. You will enjoy sampling them, too. Join us for this fun, free event. Seating is limited.
Hands-on Cooking Classes
Led by CIA trained Chef Brenda Kieffer, enjoy preparing, sampling and receiving the recipes. All classes are on Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Miller Family Building.
Class size is limited.
1/25/18 – Indian Cooking
Discover secrets to making a classic Indian meal. You will make ghee, the essential fat of Indian cuisine, feast on chicken tikka (masala), pulao (mughal rice) and learn to make saag paneer, an Indian cheese.
2/22/18 – Hummus and Pita
Create homemade pita bread, learn how to work with tahini to make the ultimate classic hummus, roasted red pepper hummus, Jerusalem hummus with beef, and garlic pita chips.
3/22/18 – Pâte à Choux Pastry – Sweet and Savory
From this basic dough, you will make profiteroles with chocolate sauce, gougères, savory stuffed cream puffs and impressive swans from pâte à choux dough.
4/26/18 – The Incredible Egg Four Ways
Where do you go with eggs after scrambled and fried? Learn how to make a perfect classic French rolled omelet, Portuguese baked eggs, a frittata, and a chocolate soufflé.
Sharpen Your Knife Skills!
Saturday, February 3, 12:00 - 2:30 PM, Miller Family Building
Instructor: Chef Jeffrey Eliott
Chef Eliott returns for this popular class. He covers the basic skills to dice, brunoise, julienne, mince, chop, chiffonade, rolling cuts and more. In this interactive class, you will be standing and practicing these knife skills. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of Arts, Chef Eliott has cooked at restaurants such as Le Cirque and Le Bernardin in New York. He is a co-author of Zwilling J. A. Henckels The Complete Book of Knife Skills.
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!