Join us at the 11th Annual Farm to Table Dinner on July 14, 2018. Tickets on sale now! RSVP Today

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

The Sylvia Center is a nutrition education and youth development organization that works in high-need, high-potential communities to show young people how to establish healthy habits that lead to happier and more productive lives.

In community kitchens across New York City and Columbia County, students learn what it takes to prepare nutritious meals on a daily basis. By learning practical skills, working together as a team, and becoming more open to trying new things, our students gain confidence knowing they can do something that’s good for themselves now, and the future.

For our older students, we connect this work to real opportunities in the local food system – building connections to potential careers in restaurants, entrepreneurship and food justice. We believe that we can grow a more equitable food system by engaging youth as advocates for nutritious food in their own communities and by connecting them to real opportunities for their future.

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11th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

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The 11th Annual Farm to Table Dinner still has us smiling!  With a delicious menu, curated by Great Performances, and with the help of all of our volunteers, we couldn't...

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

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This post was originally published by Rural Intelligence here.  This Chocolate Olive Oil cake is a staple in our community cooking classes for three reasons:   1. It comes together…

Vegetable Pad Thai with Asian Coleslaw

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When kids participate in any Sylvia Center program, our staff makes sure that every participant walks away having tried something new. Some days this goal is harder to reach than…