ATHENS: (706)354-8191
CLAYTON: (706)782-0780

USA - ATHENS, PO Box 48857, ATHENS, GA 30604

USA - CLAYTON, 46 Plaza Way, Clayton, GA 30525

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Address: 46 Plaza Way, Clayton, GA, 30525

Phone: 706-782-0780


Beyond providing fresh and nutritious food to the needy, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia wants to empower people to make healthy choices and learn new skills.

Our Teaching Kitchen programs are open to the public and include hands-on cooking classes, nutrition lessons, chef demonstrations, farmer’s market activities, and farm-to-table dinners. Proceeds from ticketed classes and events support the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

We also offer free nutrition and cooking classes available to eligible residents of Rabun, Towns, Habersham, Stephens, and White Counties. Call us today to find out how you can qualify for our free cooking classes! Phone: (706) 782-0780

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Thursday, July 12: Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School

Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School Teaches How to Select and Prepare Food for People Affected by Diabetes

The Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School, an award-winning education program emphasizing the importance of healthy food preparation in the control of diabetes, will be offered by the Hall County Extension Office of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia Regional Branch.

Led by Extension Agents, Carin Booth and Jesse Moore, the 2018 Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School will take place at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia Teaching Kitchen on June 18th, June 25th, and July 12th from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Each session will feature a brief presentation on some aspect of nutrition management of diabetes along with the demonstration and sampling of lower calorie, controlled carbohydrate recipes. Sign up for one, two, or all three lessons!

July 12, 2018 | 5:30pm-7:00pm

Lesson 3: Food Labels and Portion Control

Cost: FREE ($5 suggested donation)

Tuesdays, July 10, July 17, July 24: Cooking Around the World Culinary Bootcamp {AGES 6-12}

Cost: $30 per class

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Snacks and lunch included with recipes to take home

Join us for one or more of these fun, hands-on cooking classes, and learn to cook your favorite foods from around the globe. We’ll learn and practice basic cooking skills and make flavorful dishes from Mexico, Asia, and Italy. Every lesson ends with a meal and you get to take home recipes to recreate with your family and friends!

Tuesday, July 10: Mexican Fiesta

It’s Taco Tuesday! Students will learn to make a variety of Mexican classics, then we’ll set up a taco bar with all of the fixings. Kids will practice basic knife skills, learn to sauté vegetables, and make two homemade salsas. We’ll make a refreshing watermelon agua fresca to accompany our meal.

MENU: Taco bar with refried beans; sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms; roasted tomato salsa; creamy avocado tomatillo salsa; and watermelon agua fresca.

Tuesday, July 17: Asian Buddha Bowls

This class introduces students to the delicious, colorful, and nutritious bowls of beans, grains, and vegetables known as Buddha bowls. Students will learn basic knife skills while cutting fresh vegetable toppings, and they will make two homemade sauces for their bowls. Kids will leave with ideas for customizing their own Buddha bowls at home. We’ll also enjoy tropical fruit and yogurt parfaits.

MENU: Customizable Buddha bowls with brown rice, edamame, and a variety of fresh vegetables; carrot-ginger dressing; spicy peanut sauce; tropical fruit and yogurt parfaits.

Tuesday, July 24: Homemade Pizza Party

This class teaches students to make their own homemade pizza – one of everyone’s favorite dishes! Kids will learn to mix and knead pizza dough, and they’ll practice basic knife skills while preparing toppings. We’ll assemble our pizzas (including a dessert pizza!), then we’ll put together a green salad while they bake.

MENU: Whole wheat pizza dough topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and a variety of vegetable toppings; mixed green salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing.

Taught by Chef Jennifer Weissman

Teaching Kitchen Policies

Classes are first-come, first-served and often fill up quickly. To register, please submit your payment online here or call 706-782-0780. A non-refundable class tuition fee is required at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation is accepted no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled class. No cash refunds will be given. A one-time class credit will be issued, based upon schedule availability.

Low Enrollment Policy: Programs may be subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Participants will be notified the week of the class or event and refunds will be issued.

Inclement Weather Policy: Programs may be subject to rescheduling due to inclement weather. Tickets are transferrable and can be credited to other programs if participant is unable to attend make-up date. Refunds can be issued if necessary.

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