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Cooking Classes LIVE in Marie's Community Garden!

 

Enjoy FRESH ingredients from Marie's Community Garden as you learn new recipes from local chefs!   Local chefs are happy to share tips and tricks with guests, friends and family.

Thanks to our partners for sharing delicious and inspiring recipes!

Marie's Urban Farm Team - Charity Blooms
University of Illinois Extension - Healthy Cents
Local Chefs & Guest Teachers - Healthy U

Stay tuned for 2023 Class Schedule.

Learn Healthy Cooking with VNA Nutritionist Deepa

Marie's Kitchen - Virtual Cooking Classes

Live cooking demonstrations, easy to follow recipes using affordable and easily accessible ingredients.

Simple, nourishing recipes designed for Seniors, Veterans, and families to help reduce chronic health conditions such as diabetes, keep a healthy heart, and reduce stress.  All recipes are based on proper nutrition to keep our community healthy and strong.

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry in collaboration with VNA Health Care has launched Marie’s Kitchen – a virtual cooking series.  Classes are presented by VNA Clinical Dietitian and Advanced Diabetes Educator, Deepa Deshmukh, MPH, RD, CDE, BC-ADM.

2022 LIVE Cooking Classes at Marie's Garden Grille 

Thanks to many wonderful local chefs for sharing skills and knowledge with Marie's pantry guests and friends!  Classes are open to the community.

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Presented by:
Charity Blooms
Urban Farm Team

 

May 30 - MEMORIAL DAY BBQ 4pm-7pm
Host - Charity Blooms

July 13 - Pasta salad with chicken
Chef Connor, Host - Charity Blooms

July 27 - Maple, beet & kale salad with shrimp
Chef Connor, Host - Charity Blooms

August 9 - Scallops with lemongrass and dill beurre blanc
Chef Connor, Host - Charity Blooms

August 30 - Cajun chicken pasta
Chef Connor, Host - Charity Blooms

September 14 - Ratatouille
Chef Connor, Host - Charity Blooms

September 2 - Butternut ravioli
Chef Connor, Host - Charity Blooms

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U of I Extension Nutrition Classes:

June 1 - What is healthy food.  How can you afford it?

June 3  - What is healthy food.  How can you afford it? (Spanish)

June 8 - HEALTHY U: Container gardening

June 22 - Healthy snacks you can afford

June 24 - Healthy snacks you can afford (Spanish)

June 29 -
Choosing food needs and wants

July 1 - Choosing food needs and wants (Spanish)

July 2 - HEALTHY U: 10am-12pm

July 6 - Community food assistance program

July 8 - Community food assistance program (Spanish)

July 13 - Food budgeting made easy

July 15 - Food budgeting made easy (Spanish)

July 16 - HEALTHY U 10am-12pm
Host: West Aurora High School culinary students

July 20 - Food shopping strategies to save money

July 22 - Food shopping strategies to save money (Spanish)

July 27 - Meal planning to make life simpler

July 29 - Meal planning to make life simpler
U of I Extension lecture series - Spanish

Aug 6 - HEALTHY U: 'Chopped' themed competition 10am-12pm

Aug 17 - Healthy Cents 10:30am

Aug 20 - Healthy U. 10am-12pm
Cook with our own farm ingredients!

Aug 24 - Healthy Cents 10:30am

Aug 31 - Healthy Cents 10:30am

Sept 3 - HEALTHY U - 'Small Axe Hot Sauce'  10am-12pm

Sept 7 - Healthy Cents 10:30am

Sept 14 - Healthy Cents 10:30am

Sept 17 - Healthy U. 10am-12pm

Sept 21 - Healthy Cents 10:30am

Sept 28 - Healthy Cents 10:30am

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