We’re growing a community of healthy eaters — and it starts with teaching young people how to cook.

We focus on teaching cooking in underserved communities.

Why? Because for young people and families who are on a budget and want to eat healthy food in a regular way, there’s only one way to do it: learn to cook.


Our programs are designed as joyful, hands-on experiences with fresh, delicious, and whole foods to inspire students to establish healthy cooking and eating habits to last a lifetime.

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In underserved communities where processed, high-calorie foods are prevalent, and healthy, whole foods are scarce, The Sylvia Center provides essential programs that teach young people the skills they need to lead healthy, productive lives.

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September 18, 2017 in Blog, On the farm, Recipes

Rustic Summer Ratatouille

Our Rustic Summer Ratatouille is the perfect dish to make with leftover tomatoes and zucchini from the late summer harvest. Fresh herbs really make this recipe delicious!  Serve it with…

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September 18, 2017 in Blog, Events, In the City, News, Press

New York City’s Largest $1 Slice Pizza Party — Slice Out Hunger

Do you love New York pizza? Join The Sylvia Center at Slice Out Hunger to experience New York City’s BIGGEST PIZZA PARTY! Over 50 of NYC top pizzerias under one…

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September 14, 2017 in Events, In the City, News, Press

The Art of Cooking Gala

Honorees Joe Ravitch Joe Ravitch is a Co-Founder and Partner of The Raine Group, a global merchant bank focused on media, sports, and technology, where he invests and advises companies around…

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