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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May 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Strawberry Galette

In our Upstate Family Class, students and parents prepared a Strawberry Galette to celebrate the joys of spring. The sweet strawberries are a perfect match to the flaky, buttery crust….

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May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Mother’s Day Strawberry Dutch Baby

Our students loved this recipe and we hope you do too! Strawberry Dutch Baby Serves 4   Ingredients 3 eggs ½ cup flour ½ cup milk 1 tablespoon sugar Pinch…

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May 1, 2017 in Blog, In the City, News, Recipes

Soup Brings Communities Together

Bringing dinner guests into your home for a bowl of soup typically means that there is some kind of occasion.  Sipping on warm, fresh soup strikes a chord with guests…

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