Cooking Classes

CHEW: Cooking Healthy to Eat and Win

CHEW is a 2-hour long cooking class where the basic principles of nutrition and cooking skills are taught in an interactive, hands-on setting. Clients learn about common and not-so-common food items, try different methods of food preparation and build confidence in the kitchen. Participants may even win prizes!

Our 2020 CHEW Spring Series has been postponed. We will update this page when we have new dates.


Date/Time 5:30-7:30PM  

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. 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