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.
Take a Virtual Tour of our cooking classes!
Please share our schedule of classes! To register, visit: http://hskclasses.eventbrite.com
Hands-on Cooking Classes & Demos
1/12/19 – Knife Skills with Chef Jeff Elliot
Chef Elliot 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. Class size is limited. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of Arts, Chef Elliott is the author of two cookbooks, and co-author The Zwilling J. A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills.
1/19/19 – Easy Vegan Recipes with Colleen Kingsbury
Join us as we explore plant based recipes as new alternative for your everyday meals! You will be surprised by how easy it is to incorporate vegan recipes into your life.
Led by CIA trained Chef Brenda Kieffer, enjoy preparing, sampling and receiving the recipes. Class size is limited – register early!
1/21/19 - Indian Cooking (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Not all Indian food is hot—some is well-spiced, but not hot. Go beyond curry with this class and cook like Indian home cooks do. Participants will make dal with ginger and cilantro, Moghul shrimp and channa masala)
2/09/19 – Dinner in Paris! (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Ooh, la la! It’s a brassiere on the Champs-Élysées menu today. Participants will make Soupe a L’Oignon Gratinée,Tarte, Flamiche et Tarte Tatin.
3/05/19 – New Ways with Vegetables (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Go outside the box and learn new methods of cooking and serving seasonal vegetables. These recipes are good enough to be your main attraction. And, no, it’s not by adding cheese or a cream sauce!
4/13/19 – Israeli Food (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Think you’ve never tasted Israeli food? If you’ve ever eaten hummus or pita, then you’ve had it! This healthy cooking is becoming commonplace here in the U.S. Learn to cook some more exotic but familiar dishes from the other side of the world, including tabbouleh, moussaka and rugelach.
5/15/19 – Cooking with Mushrooms (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Elevate the simple mushroom to the gourmet level. Make an appetizer, soup and main course with your favorite fungi.
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!