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!
Please share our schedule of classes! To register, visit: http://hskclasses.eventbrite.com
Hands-on Cooking Classes & Demos
4/08/19 – Homemade Ice Cream and Cones (10 am – 1 pm) $50
Learn how to make you own homemade ice cream with Culinary Instructor Nicole Marchetti. She will show you step by step on how to make the most perfect ice cream for you spring and summer parties! And of course, you'll get to enjoy the fruits of your labor! You'll also get hands on with making your very own ice cream cones!
4/13/19 – Israeli Food (10 am – 1 pm) $70
Israeli Food (10 am – 1 pm) Bet you thought you never tasted Israeli food. Have you eaten Hummus? Pita? You’ve had Israeli food. This healthy cooking is becoming commonplace here in the US. Learn to cook some more exotic but familiar dishes from the other side of the world (Tabbouleh, Moussaka, Rugelach)
5/22/19 – Fondue and You (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm) $30
Spend a groovy evening learning this 70s staple and current resurgent, fondue. Chef Kingsbury will demonstrate how to make cheese fondue into a fun, delicious, and healthy meal. Sample a traditional cheese fondue with a variety of fruit, vegetables, whole grain bread, and different protein. Then indulge in a chocolate fondue with fresh fruit. Come with a friend, meet new people, and test your trivia while sharing fondue and fun.
5/15/19 – Cooking with Mushrooms (10 am – 1 pm) $70
Elevate the simple mushroom to the gourmet level. Make an appetizer, soup and main course with your favorite fungi.
6/26/19 – Pho Show (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm) $30
Learn how to make this healthy flavorful broth with a choose your own adventure add in ingredient bar. Pho is a Vietnamese street food consisting of a flavorful broth, either chicken/beef, or can be vegetarian, noodles, vegetables, and protein. Chef Kingsbury will demonstrate how to make Pho into an interactive fun family meal. Sample a traditional chicken pho and a modern vegetarian pho. Discuss ways to use your new insta-pot that you received over holidays and are not certain what to do with. Enjoy an evening meeting new people and sharing a good meal.
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 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!