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

…more to come!


Feedback from our cooking class participants:

John D. said, “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