Cook Well, Be Well
Virtual and in-person community cooking classes
Cook Well, Be Well is the perfect class for all levels of cooks who want to:
Class space in both virtual and In-person settings are limited to allow for better engagement online and safe social distancing in our Nutrition Hub at Crosstown Concourse. If interested in either session, please register by following the green button to get started. If classes are full, your contact info will be added to a waitlist. We will then contact you when a spot opens up or when we add more class sessions.
Tuesdays, 10 am – 12 pm
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursdays, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Getting Comfortable in The Kitchen
Introduction, safety & sanitation, and knife skills
Basic meal preparation and essential cooking tools
Stocking a kitchen and building flavor
Cooking on a Budget
Using foods in season, batch cooking, and food storage
Meet Your Cooking Class Instructors
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn how Cook Well, Be Well works!
The Cook Well, Be Well classes are for beginning cooks who want to develop their skills and confidence in the kitchen and for advanced cooks who want to learn to cook healthier.
Each session—whether in-person or virtual—includes a nutrition presentation from a registered dietician, demonstrations and how-to instruction from our professional cooking instructors, hands on cooking (in-person classes cook in a group), a nutritional review of the recipes, tasting, along with copies of recipes and handouts, and plenty of opportunity for questions.
Each person who attends the in-person class must register separately. For virtual classes, we welcome other members of your household and friends to cook along with you.
Almost the entire Cook Well, Be Well curriculum can be done with basic equipment—knife, bowls, spoons, pans. There are a few recipes that specify special equipment—food processor, muffin pan—but we send out an equipment list with each weekly shop list that includes equipment substitutions and the option to cook an alternative recipe.
For in-person classes, enough food is made by each group for everyone in the class to have a taste. For virtual classes, each person will cook a recipe that serves 8 (or you can cut in half to serve 4) and you and your family and friends can enjoy the entire dish.
The Cook Well, Be Well classes build on each other. What’s learned in class 1 is used in class 2, etc. While sometimes it may be necessary to miss a class, we ask that participants commit to all 4 weeks.
Yes! Each week of Cook Well, Be Well utilizes several recipes and the focus on technique shows you how to adjust for personal taste and food allergies.
For in-person classes, children 16 and older must register separately to attend. Children under 16 are not permitted in classes. For virtual classes, children who can follow along and participate in the process are welcome and encouraged to help you cook.
We send a shopping list and copy of the recipe the weekend before each week’s class. It will also list any equipment needed.
No, you can use any device that will run the Zoom app (phone, tablet) to take the virtual class.
Cook Well, Be Well Registration
Before your Cook Well, Be Well Cooking Class series registration can be completed, we ask that you take this Pre-Survey to help our instructors better prepare for the class participant competencies.
Nutrition Hub Library
The Nutrition Hub library is a resource for Cook Well, Be Well participants to continue to practice their healthier cooking skills using the recipes, handouts, and cooking skill videos provided. Feel free to print the recipes and create your own recipe book and references.
Participants have access to the Nutrition Hub library for 3 months after completing the Cook Well, Be Well course (in-person or virtual).