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Vandy Cooks healthy cooking demonstrations are offered in The Rec’s teaching kitchen and provided by the Rec and Health Plus. Demonstrations are free, open to all and led by Vanderbilt's celebrated chefs, registered dietitians, and expert guests. Tasty samples and recipes with nutrition analysis are provided at each session. 

Upcoming Events 

Indian Cuisine
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

12 – 1PM

Love Indian cuisine, but think it may be too difficult to prepare? Kalyani and Venkataraman Amarnath are back by demand following their popular demonstrations for the previous two years. Once again they will share additional favorite native recipes chosen for ease of preparation, as well as taste. 

Let's Cook with Tennessee Products
Friday, April 6, 2018
12 - 1PM

Tammy Algood the spokesperson for the statewide “Pick Tennessee Products” campaign will share recipes and tips for using local foods. Broadcast appearances include Nashville’s local ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates as well as statewide on PBS. Tammy can also be seen nationally on the HGTV and DIY networks. She writes about food for The Tennessean and monthly for The Tennessee Magazine.     

 *More events coming soon!


Teaching Kitchen Reservations

Are you looking for a fun and creative way to host a meeting or celebrate with your group? Cooking is a great way to gather with friends and colleagues to team build. The Demonstration Kitchen is available to reserve for current students, faculty, staff, and the community. Staff are available to help you plan or lead your cooking event, or you can use the facilities independently.

Use the Teaching Kitchen for:

  • Meeting & team building
  • Preparing meals with groups
  • Cooking classes or demos taught by one of our Registered Dietitians on a topic of your choice

Learn more about pricing, kitchen inventory, and policies:


For more information about reserving the Teaching Kitchen or the Vandy Cooks program, please contact:

Marilyn Holmes, MS, RDN, LDN
marilyn.c.holmes@vanderbilt.edu
Direct Line: (615) 343-2638