The Grand Rapids Public Library and the YMCA of Grand Rapids are once again offering the popular series of hands-on cooking classes. Cooking Matters is a national program that empowers families with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals. With the help of culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families.
Cooking Matters is a FREE six week cooking and nutrition course. Each class meets once a week for two hours and is taught by a chef and experienced nutrition educator. Again, classes are hands-on, so come prepared to cook! Participants will receive a workbook that includes recipes, a reusable grocery bag, cutting board and meat thermometer. Each week students will practice a recipe in class and then will take home a grocery bag with ingredients so they can try the recipe again at home.
Participants will be required to attend all six classes. One of the six classes will be held at a local supermarket.
Cooking Matters will be held at the Main Library on Monday nights at 6 pm. Classes begin on May 5 and will run through June 16 (class will not be held on Memorial Day). Registration for Cooking Matters is required and participants must have a valid Grand Rapids Library card. Registration is limited to 15 participants.