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The Sylvia Center teaches vibrant young people the fundamentals of cooking to unleash their potential.

The Sylvia Center programs are frequently featured by local and national media outlets. Check out the highlights below. For press or media inquiries, please e-mail us.


Virtual Cooking Classes

Your Time to Fly | April, 2020

The Sylvia Center has pivoted to creating more online resources: home-based kitchen tutorials, fun activities, and recipes for children and families to learn nutrition and healthy cooking.  Read here.

Easy Pantry Recipes You Can Make While in Quarantine

friendsEat | April, 2020

Community Chef Selina Preyer-Blakney’s frozen berry compote is featured in the breakfast selection for easy pantry recipes to make during COVID-19 quarantine.  Read here.

Liz Neumark Talks Teaching Healthy Habits to Kids, COVID-19

Food Tank | March, 2020

Liz Neumark, founder of The Sylvia Center and CEO of Great Performances discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the catering company and The Sylvia Center’s efforts in using digital platforms so that young people can continue to learn skills.  Listen here.


The Sylvia Center’s Farm Dinner Celebrates Kids and Cooking

Rural Intelligence | July, 2019

When you’re greeted by little sprites clutching farm-fresh herbs for you to smell, when you witness teens assembling two types of bruschetta that they themselves designed, and when you hear one of them talk about her life-changing experience in a culinary program, you can only be at The Sylvia Center’s Farm Dinner.  Read more.

Farm Dinner to Benefit Columbia Co.’s Leading Nutrition Educator

imby | July, 2019

The meal will showcase Hudson Valley ingredients, including produce from Katchkie Farm, throughout, while spotlighting The Sylvia Center’s activities with tours of the organization’s on-site teaching garden, where students learn how food grows and the skills to cook healthy meals.  Read more.

Recipe: Sweet and Savory Summer Rolls

Rural Intelligence | June, 2019

This seasonal and tasty recipe requires NO cooking, keeping your house as cool as a cucumber, which coincidentally you can find in these rolls. Packed with fresh local fruits and/or vegetables and served with two zesty dipping sauces, they make a great lunch, snack or dinner.  Read more.

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