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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.

From city to farm

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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March 20, 2018 in Blog, On the farm, Recipes

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Pasta

This recipe is always very popular among The Sylvia Center’s cooking class participants.  Before making this recipe, most students have never tried kale and pasta together in the same dish….

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March 12, 2018 in Blog, Chef Spotlight, In the City, On the farm

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Voices of The Sylvia Center

We are chefs, outdoor educators, and teachers who encourage youth to cook and eat what makes them feel good. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are honoring the hard…

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March 12, 2018 in Blog, In the City, Recipes

Celebrate Pi Day with Winter Pear and Cranberry Hand Pies

Our Brooklyn Teen Apprentices showed off what they’ve been learning by making their own hand pies with winter pears and cranberries. The following week, they made a different kind of…

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