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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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May 14, 2018 in Blog, In the City, News, Teens

Sylvia Center Teens Take the Lead

Teens in Hudson, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens have been working hard in the kitchen to learn new cooking skills that they can share with others. With a host of solid…

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May 4, 2018 in Blog, Chef Spotlight, On the farm, Recipes

Snap Pea and Soba Stir Fry

In Williamsburg, our students learned all about buckwheat soba noodles.  With a tasty sauce, and seasonal spring peas, this stir fry turned out better than ever. Soba noodles can be…

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April 30, 2018 in Blog, Chef Spotlight, On the farm, Recipes

Spring Grain Salad from Katchkie Farm

This Spring Grain Salad says spring is here like the sounds of birds chirping in the morning! We love it so much that we made it five times last week:…

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