Learning to cook, garden or get a better understanding about nutrition will benefit you for the rest of your life; financially and health-wise. It’s a great time to learn to prepare healthful meals on a budget, as gardening season is in full swing and local produce is abundant and inexpensive.
Local Matters runs a teaching kitchen, the CareSource Community Kitchen, where they teach free and sliding scale gardening, nutrition, and cooking classes in German Village in Columbus. These “Pay What You Can” classes are open to the public and will focus on fundamental cooking classes, learning to garden, fun cooking with the family, and documentaries and conversations about food and culture.
Check out the schedule and register for classes on the website.
Hands-on Free Cooking Classes
January 17 – Cooking Demonstration: Nutrition Goals
January 22 – Hands-On Class: Taco Tuesday
January 28 – Hands-On Class: Winter Soups and Stews
January 31 – Cooking Demonstration: Meal Planning for One
February 4 – Hands-On Class: Chinese New Year
February 11 – Hands-On Class: Healthy Eating for Cancer Prevention
February 14 – Cooking Demonstration: Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day
February 19 – Cooking Demonstration: Cooking for Heart Health
February 21 – Cold Season Crops and More
February 25 – Hands-On Class: Knife Skills
February 28 – Food for Thought (formerly, Community Conversation)
March 4 – Hands-On Class: Meatless Mondays
March 11 – Hands-On Class: The Mediterranean Diet
March 14 – Cooking Demonstration: Cooking for Diabetes
March 18 – Hands-On Class: Cooking with Kids
March 21 – Growing Workshop: Planning your Garden
March 25 – Hands-On Class: Dinner in 30 (minutes)
March 28 – Cooking Demonstration: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Will return in gardening season
Classes are from 6-7:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm.
All are welcome regardless of skill level or ability to pay. Children are welcome to most classes, if accompanied by an adult.
All classes take place in Local Matters’ CareSource Community Kitchen
633 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206