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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 lead by Vanderbilt's celebrated chefs, registered dietitians, and expert guests. Tasty samples and recipes with nutrition analysis are provided at each session. 

Upcoming Events 

Holiday Desserts Served Up Healthy
Friday, December 8, 2017
12-1 PM
Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center Teaching Kitchen

Enjoy holiday dessert favorites such as vegan gingerbread cookies and other desserts promising to adorn your holiday venue  with  Marissa Wertheimer and Marilyn Holmes, Registered Dietitians, and Emily Cox, Certified Health Education Specialist and Health Educator.   Attendees will receive samples of foods prepared and their recipes.

 *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
Direct Line: (615) 343-2638