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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.

Register for Classes

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 hsk@cedarcrest.edu to be considered for other discounts.

Cedar Crest College is a 501(c)3 organization.

Questions, please contact hsk@cedarcrest.edu.

Take a Virtual Tour of our cooking classes!

Hands-on Cooking Classes & Demos 

6/28/19 – Seasonal Vegetables:Spring! (10 am – 1 pm) $70
Learn new and different vegetable recipes for what nature produces in the spring locally.  Simple is the key word here because ingredients are local.  Asparagus, peas, radish, spinach, fava beans, midget tomatoes and kale are all grown in Northeastern PA  in the spring…and we might throw in some corn, zucchini or tomatoes for the upcoming crop.

7/16/19 – Homemade Pasta (10 am – 1 pm) $70
Chef Brenda will show you how to make Gnocchi, Orecchiette and Pici.  All hand rolled pastas no machines needed.  If attendees own a pasta machine they are welcome to bring it along because the world of pasta shapes is much, much wider as result!

7/30/19 – Cooking with Ancient Grains and Bowls (10 am – 1 pm) $70
Learn to cook healthful atypical grains like spelt, farro, quinoa and freekeh and use them in simple, healthy one-dish bowls.  We will create both vegetarian and protein bowls.

8/16/19- Eggcellent! (10 am – 1 pm) $70
New ways to prepare eggs; perfect Poached, Portuguese breakfast, Frittata and Chocolate Souffle’. Come join us and up your breakfast game!!

9/14/19- Simple Soups and Salads (10 am – 1 pm) $70
Learn how to make Chickpea and Rosemary soup, Fresh Tomato Basil soup as well as fresh salads featuring innovative olive oils and vinegars supplied by Seasons Taproom in Bethlehem. 

 

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 hsk@cedarcrest.edu 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!

 

HSK Sponsors

 

HSK at WFMZ

Recipes Seen on WFMZ

October 22: Martine’s Apple Tart Tatin, Easy Roasted Butternut Squash, Steamed Kale

 

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!

Lidia Bastianich