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UCLAREC FITWELL Program

The UCLA Teaching Kitchen was developed as an educational, interactive space to meet the needs of the campus community in areas of nutrition education, food insecurity, culinary skills, and community engagement. Programs will range from Medical School students, to faculty and staff wellness programs, to summer camps, to student groups.

Teaching Kitchen Promo (short)Video

Past In-Person Single-Session Workshops have included:

If your group or department wants to schedule an in person session, please reach out!

Registration for each workshop will open two weeks prior to the scheduled class date.

Culinary Bootcamp

Learn a delicious, healthy recipe while practicing basic knife skills and important cooking methods. Using either vegetarian or vegan ingredients, participants will create their own flavorful Veggie Quesadilla with Fresh Guacamole! Not only will students gain confidence in fundamental cooking skills, they'll finish with a tasty homemade meal! Each Culinary Bootcamp workshop will be the same, choose the one that works best for your schedule!

Better Baking

Learn fundamental skills while practicing healthier alternatives to classic desserts and pastries! Life is too short not to enjoy treats every once in a while, making small changes to our recipes can make big changes in our overall health! We'll learn to make rich, fudgy Black Bean Brownies and Easy Fruit Sorbet - you'd never know they're healthier! Each Better Baking workshop will be the same, choose the one that works best for your schedule!

$10/30:00

Under $10 - Less than 30 minutes! In these workshops you'll learn easy, nutritious, and affordable recipes that can be made in a short amount of time. Fast food doesn't have to be unhealthy and healthy food doesn't have to be expensive! We'll learn to make Overnight Oats, Southwest Taco Salad, & One-Skillet Mediterranean Chicken & Rice! (vegan & GF options will be available) Each $10/30:00 workshop will be the same, choose the one that works best for your schedule!

Bread for Beginners

Baking bread is one of the most amazing combinations of art and science, it's an important life-skill, and it's also a hobby that provides great stress-relief! We'll learn recipes and methods to make rustic, healthy, delicious French Bread that each participant will be allowed to take home!

Each “Bread for Beginners” offering includes 2 one-hour workshops over 2 days: Workshop 1 (12-1p Thurs) to make the dough and Workshop 2 (12-1p Fri) to bake the dough. You must be able to attend both days. “Bread for Beginners” is offered a few times throughout the quarter, so you can choose the offering that works best for your schedule

Contact

For more information about the space and programs, please contact:

Julia Rhoton (jrhoton@recreation.ucla.edu) Culinary Arts Coordinator 

Key Funding Partners

  • UCLA Recreation 
  • Marcie Rothman 
  • Semel Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) 
  • Community Programs Office (CPO) 
  • Food Studies Minor/College Lowenstein Foundation 
  • David Geffen School of Medicine  
  • State of CA