Cooking Classes

CHEW: Cooking Healthy to Eat and Win

CHEW is a 2-hour long cooking class that incorporates the basic principles of nutrition and cooking skills into an interactive hands-on class setting. Here, clients will learn the healthy facts behind common and not-so-common food items, try different methods of food preparation, & use their knowledge to win prizes that encourage a healthier lifestyle.

2017 CHEW schedule:

  • March 2, 2017
  • May 4, 2017
  • July 6, 2017
  • September 7, 2017
  • November 2, 2017

Instructor: Jennifer Anderson, RD, CDE, LD

Cooking Matters classes hosted at Food & Friends are open to clients, family members, caregivers, and community members who are interested in learning how to cook healthy on a budget. To learn more about these free cooking classes, please contact Jen at janderson@foodandfriends.org or at (202) 269-6879.

Cooking Matters

 

For 12 years, Food & Friends has been partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank to bring the Cooking Matters course to the DC metro community and teach residents how to select nutritious, low-cost ingredients and prepare healthy meals on a budget.

Each Cooking Matters series consists of six interactive classes. Participants learn from professional chefs and registered dietitians, while practicing their kitchen skills hands-on. Graduates of the course take away new fundamentals including improved knife skills, knowledge to read nutrition and ingredient labels, and the ability to plan healthy meals around their personal budget.

Many Cooking Matters participants who graduated the classes at Food & Friends gained additional benefits.

John D. says, “I discovered a passion for cooking and was even inspired to apply for culinary school!” He is now learning the skills required to become a professional chef and embark on a new career.

Karen P. claimed “The best part about the course was not just the knowledge and skills I gained, but all the new friends I made in class. It was so much fun!”

Bob J. reported that he went home and made the jambalaya recipe taught in class. “My friends said it was the best dish I ever made!”

Cooking Matters classes hosted at Food & Friends are open to clients, family members, caregivers, and community members who are interested in learning how to cook healthy on a budget. To learn more about these free cooking classes, please contact Anna at akinard@foodandfriends.org or at (202) 269-6887.

Cooking Matters Spring 2017 Series

  • March 8, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • March 22, 2017
  • March 29, 2017
  • April 5, 2017
  • April 12, 2017

Instructor: Anna Kinard, RD, LD, Community Dietitian

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