Learn to properly fuel your body
When you visit our Healthy Living Kitchen, you’ll get connected with nutritionists and health/wellness professionals that are excited to share how food can be used to benefit your body—whether it’s to boost energy, fight inflammation or reduce stress.
Nutrition is at the heart of a healthy lifestyle. It affects our energy, our stress, the impact of exercise and our ability to think clearly. But all too many don’t know where to start. The Y is here to help!
Whether you're looking for a unique date night, girl's night out, a better understanding of nutrition or more freedom and confidence in the kitchen, our cooking classes and series are just the answer.
Cooking classes will give you (and your family) an opportunity to learn from nutritionists and health/wellness professionals that are excited to share how food can be used to benefit your body. Our certified cooking facilitators will guide the class through the preparation of a full meal, with the option for participants to assist in prepping the food. You’ll leave the class with a small sample of food you learned to prepare and the recipes used during class for reference.
- Meet once for 90 minutes
- Registration required: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
- Limit 12 participants
The Healthy Living Kitchen offers multi-week cooking series focusing on many topics throughout the year. Learn from a certified cooking facilitator who guides the series through the creation of a new meal each week, with the opportunity for participants to assist in prepping the food. Learn new ways to be creative in the kitchen and re-vamp your cooking knowledge, create recipes that will nourish and fuel your body, and engage in fun discussion about the impact food has on your health. You’ll leave the class with a small sample of food you learned to prepare and the recipes used during class for reference. Registration is required.
- Meet weekly for 60 minutes
- New cooking series start monthly – see links below for upcoming series
- Registration required: see links below for pricing
- Limit 12 participants
Have a hassle-free birthday party
Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Y with a Cooking Party—and we’ll handle all the details for the special day. Kids will learn about tasty, nourishing foods with age-appropriate group cooking activities, plus get a primer on kitchen safety. There will be time to enjoy the prepared food together, and open presents too. Birthday parties allow you to pick the food and whether you’d like to include an additional art or fitness activity at the Y.
All Healthy Living Kitchen private parties and rentals must meet Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) national standards. View HEPA Standards
Healthy Living Kitchen Private Rental
The Healthy Living Kitchen is a great way to get your friends together for a cooking session, pump up a team or enjoy family time together without creating a mess at home. Choose between basic kitchen rentals bringing your own food or facilitator led private cooking classes where we provide the food. Both options are limited to two hours and include a certified cooking facilitator. The facilitator led private cooking class guides your group through the preparation of a meal, with the opportunity for participants to assist in prepping the food. Participants will leave with a small sample of the meal you learned to prepare and the recipes used for reference. Groups are limited to 15 people or less. View brochure
For more information on the Healthy Living Kitchen, contact Cathy Quinlivan at 651-292-4138.