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Vandy Cooks

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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 

Thai Cuisine
Friday, May 18
Noon - 1 p.m.

Take a trip to the “Jewel of the Orient” with registered dietitians Marissa Wertheimer, Marilyn Holmes, and Certified Health Education Specialist and Health Educator, Emily Cox! At this Vandy Cooks, delicious dishes from Thailand will be served.  

 *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