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.

Tune into free virtual live cooking classes for families with kids of all ages and prepare dishes in real time with The Sylvia Center community chefs. Classes are conducted Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 6/6:30. For more information and to sign-up, please see below. The recipe(s) for each week’s classes are posted a week in advance, so there will be plenty of time to make sure you have all the ingredients necessary.

For those in Columbia Co., NY, home of The Sylvia Center’s upstate New York campus, ingredients for each classes  will be available at  Philmont Cooperative and Katchkie Farm by ordering a week before the associated class. (See details below). All participants will be sent a link via email.

Virtual Family Cooking Class Interest Form 

Parents must be prepared to supervise or give permission to students participating as we will be utilizing cooktops and knives to prepare the recipes.


Virtual Cooking Class Gallery 

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