It starts in the kitchen!

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


Our events are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students and supporters while growing future programs.

Upcoming Event: Farm Dinner – Katchkie Farm

July 11, 2020

Join us for an evening of cocktails and dinner in the fields of Katchkie Farm. Farm Dinner provides crucial funds for our year-round food education programs in Columbia County.


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We are on a mission to build communities of healthy eaters. Ready to join us?

Become A Fork & Whisk Member

Fork and Whisk is growing a circle of support for the Sylvia Center. Fork & Whisk events help share our work with new audiences, and cultivate new sustaining monthly donors.

Join the movement to develop the next generation of healthy eaters, cooks, and advocates that can change the future of food.


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Become A Chef Ambassador

We invite you to join us in an effort to inspire the next generation of healthy food advocates, food entrepreneurs and leaders in the culinary space. By opening your kitchen and sharing your passion and expertise, you can open the doors to meaningful opportunities and inspire our students to reach for new possibilities through cooking and learning in the kitchen.


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Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers are an essential part of our team and the work that we do. Our volunteers are hard-working, enthusiastic, and passionate about building communities of healthy eaters.

If you or a group are interested in volunteer opportunities, please email Morgan Blackburn

To learn more about how to become a sponsor, contact our Development Director, Morgan Blackburn E-mail

Job Opportunities

Our amazing team of chefs, educators and coordinators are passionate about inspiring young people to eat well. Does that sound like you?

Take a look at jobs and internships available at The Sylvia Center now.

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Cooking Together

Nothing brings family together more than preparing and sharing a meal. Learn more below about how The Sylvia Center can empower you and your kids in the kitchen.

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Keep Our Kids Cooking

While the doors to our Sylvia Center community kitchens are temporarily closed, we have a duty to continue our work, and to find other ways to keep growing skills for healthy eating and cooking.

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COVID-19 Update from The Sylvia Center

The Sylvia Center has suspended all in-person programs and will take our cues from the school systems as to when to restart our classes.

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