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!

2019 CHEW schedule:


Date/   Time 5:30-7:30PM  

Thursday, March 7th, 2019


Agata Williams

Thursday, April 11th, 2019


Rebecca Kahn

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019



Thursday, June 6th, 2019



Thursday, July 11th, 2019



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) 269-6898

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

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