The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University is the first dedicated teaching kitchen to be implemented at a medical school.

The center provides hands-on training for medical students through culinary medicine classes in the form of electives and seminars as well as continuing education for the healthcare and foodservice industries.

Save the Date!

June 14-17, 2018
New Orleans, LA

We are delighted to announce that registration for Health Meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference, to be held June 14-17, 2018, is now open! Join us for what will be another exciting opportunity to expand your culinary medicine skills and network with other professionals.

Our Friday morning Keynote Presentation will be given by Brian Wansink, PhD.

Dr. Wansink is the John Dyson Professor of Marketing, the Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab and Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs, and co-founder of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement at the Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is also the author of over 150 peer-reviewed papers and of the best-selling book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think (2006) and Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life (2014).

On Saturday morning this year’s conference will build on last year’s themes, with continued focus on food insecurity and a panel of innovators in the field.

Sunday, June 17th we will launch programming that looks at the food supply chain, with a specific emphasis on antibiotic use and its impact on antibiotic resistance in the clinical setting, as well as practical strategies for healthcare providers and culinarians to take action.

We will offer both a Culinary/Clinical track this year and an Academic track. Registration will include two hands-on cooking modules, over 8 hours of lectures, skills building sessions, and seminars for a total of up to 23 hours CME.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Video

This is a great video shot by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. It was shown at the ceremony where the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine was awarded the Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education. More information on their WEBSITE.

Chef Leah Takes You Grocery Shopping

Don’t miss this great video of Chef Leah shopping for a family of four. A week’s worth of groceries for not much money…

Family Cooking Classes

GCCM is now enrolling families for cooking classes. We are offering Free Family Cooking Classes to families with children enrolled at a N.O. College Prep Schools (Crocker, Cohen and/or Sylvanie Williams). Parents and children will learn side-by-side how to cook healthier foods, how to cook together, how to prepare healthy foods inexpensively and MORE!

Contact Chef Katie at, or call 504-988-9108 if you are interested. Classes start in a few weeks and spots are limited so contact us today!

Upcoming New Orleans CME Classes


We have Continuing Medical Education scheduled in June 2017. You can see a detailed schedule and sign up at our CME page.

Watch the video below to experience our community cooking classes for yourself

The clip includes testimonials from community members, medical students, volunteers, and our very own Chef Leah!

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