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.

2018 CHEW schedule:

  • March 8, 2018
  • April 5, 2018
  • May 3, 2018
  • June 7, 2018
  • July 5, 2018

Instructor: Anna Kinard, RD, LD, Community Dietitian

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!”

CHEW 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 or at (202) 269-6887.