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UCLAREC FITWELL Program

The 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

In-Person Single-Session Workshops, Fall Schedule (9/29 - 12/2)

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!

Session 1: Thurs. 10/6/22, 12:00-1:30p
Session 2: Thurs. 11/10/22, 12:00-1:30p
Session 3: Mon. 11/21/22, 12:00-1:30p

[REGISTER HERE - opens at 12P on 9/12/22]

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!

Session 1: Wed. 10/12/22, 12:00-1:30p
Session 2: Wed. 11/2/22, 12:00-1:30p
Session 3: Wed. 11/23/22, 12:00-1:30p

[REGISTER HERE - opens at 12P on 9/12/22]

$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!

Session 1: Wed. 10/5/22, 12:00-1:30p
Session 2: Wed. 10/26/22, 12:00-1:30p
Session 3: Wed. 11/16/22, 12:00-1:30p

[REGISTER HERE - opens at 12P on 9/12/22]

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! In this 2-DAY class 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 workshop is 2-sessions over 2-days and they will be the same, choose the one that works best for your schedule!

Session 1: Thurs. 9/29 & Fri. 9/30, 12:00-1:00p
Session 2: Thurs. 10/27 & Fri 10/28, 12:00-1:00p
Session 3: Thurs. 12/1 & Fri 12/2, 12:00-1:00p

[REGISTER HERE - opens at 12P on 9/12/22]

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