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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, Spring Schedule (3/28 - 6/3)

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: Tues. 4/12/22 - 9-11a
Session 2: Wed. 4/20/22 - 5-7p
Session 3: Tues. 5/10/22 - 9-11a
Session 4: Wed. 6/1/22 - 5-7p

[REGISTER HERE - opens at 12P on 3/14/22]

Breakfast of Champions

Learn fundamental cooking skills & kitchen safety, gain ingredient knowledge, and practice important cooking methods all while making a healthy & affordable breakfast! Each Breakfast of Champions workshop will be the same, choose the one that works best for your schedule!

Session 1: Wed. 4/20/22 - 9-11a
Session 2: Wed. 5/18/22 - 9-11a
Session 3: Wed. 6/1/22 - 9-11a

[REGISTER HERE - opens at 12P on 3/14/22]

Balanced & Budget-Friendly

Balance is so important in so many parts of life! In these workshops you'll learn easy, nutritious, and affordable recipes that can be made in less that 30 minutes! Fast food doesn't have to be unhealthy and healthy food doesn't have to be expensive! Each Balanced & Budget-Friendly workshop will be the same, choose the one that works best for your schedule!

Session 1: Wed. 4/13/22 - 12-2p
Session 2: Wed. 4/27/22 - 5-7p
Session 3: Wed. 5/11/22 - 12-2p
Session 4: Wed. 5/25/22 - 5-7p

[REGISTER HERE - opens at 12P on 3/14/22]

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 class we'll learn recipes and methods to make rustic, healthy, delicious Whole Wheat French Bread that each participant will be allowed to take home! Each Bread for Beginners workshop will be the same, choose the one that works best for your schedule!

Session 1: Fri. 4/22/22- 5-7p
Session 2: Fri. 6/3/22- 5-7p

[REGISTER HERE - opens at 12P on 3/14/22]

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