Cooking Classes

CHEW: Cooking for Health Energy and Wellness

Our 2020 in-person CHEW Spring Series has been postponed. Online lessons and recipes available here!

Food & Friends’ Cooking for Health Energy and Wellness (CHEW) cooking classes have moved online! Learn basic principles of nutrition and cooking skills straight from our registered and licensed dietitians. We’ll cover common and not-so-common food items, showcase different methods of food preparation and help you build confidence in the kitchen.

Available Lessons:

Making Your Own Broth or Stock – Becca Kahn, MA, RDN, LD

Meal Planning – Ashley Hayslip, RD, LD

Eating for Your Best Brain Health – Penelope Taylor, RDN, LD

Intuitive Cooking – Agata Williams, RDN, LD


CHEW classes hosted at Food & Friends are open to clients, family members, caregivers, and community members. To learn more about these free cooking classes, please contact one of our registered dietitian instructors:

Ashley Hayslip, RD, LD,, (202) 269-6879

Becca KahnMA, RDN, LD,, (202) 269-6887

Penelope Taylor, RDN, LD,, (202) 269-6898

Agata Williams, RDN, LD,, (202) 269-6876


Our freezers are at capacity! Help us purchase a permanent, walk-in freezer before our fiscal year ends on September 30th.FUND A FREEZER