Community Cooking Class Descriptions

The community cooking classes that are part of the Health meets Food: the Culinary Medicine Program combine hands-on cooking classes, live discussion, and of course eating the food we cook together.

Beginner Community Class (Adult):

This is a 6-week, 2 hour per session, cooking course for everyone from teenagers to senior citizens and is for all experience levels. The primary focus is to define “healthy eating” and to help participants develop their cooking skills. Each week includes approximately an hour of cooking (or a little more) and ends with sharing the meal prepared. During meal time the participants discuss key concepts of nutrition and meal planning. Minimum age to sign up is 12. Young children are not permitted.

Intermediate Community Class (Adult):

This is a continuation of the lessons learned from the beginner class, and also runs 6 weeks, 2 hours per session. We build on culinary nutrition principles learned during the beginner classes and focus on knife skills and cooking techniques. You must complete the beginner class to participate.

Family Cooking Classes:

In this class, 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! Each session includes six (6) 2.25 hour classes, where you will get to prepare and eat your dinner together.

Kids Cooking Class:

This is an hour to two hour long cooking class for kids aged 6-12 that focuses on what makes a healthy snack, how to prepare healthy snacks, and how to make good food choices. Some classes include a gardening component.