It starts in the kitchen!

The Sylvia Center teaches young people how to build healthier lives through food and become healthy food advocates within their communities.


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

Saturdays and Sundays on Selected Dates

Families are invited to participate in monthly outdoor walks at Olana NY State Historic Site and virtual healthy cooking classes with The Sylvia Center. For families with children 18 and under.


Upcoming Events


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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In The News

Letter from the ED: Racial Justice

Black lives matter and The Sylvia Center stands with those who are voicing this.

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Meet Our New Executive Director!

We are excited to share with you is the appointment of Jonathan Cetnarski as Executive Director of The Sylvia Center.

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Bon Appétit Day of Doing

Volunteers from Bon Appétit speak to the Teen Culinary Apprentices about their journey and experience in the food industry.

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