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Demonstration Kitchen


Join Vanderbilt’s celebrated chefs, registered dietitians, and expert guest for healthy cooking demonstrations along with tasty samples and recipes.

Presented by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus

Friday, October 17th, 11:30 – 12:30 PM – Clean Eating with Executive Chef Carroll Lucius

Join Chef Lucius Carroll in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Demonstration Kitchen as he creates “Clean Eating” recipes – using seasonal, natural and unprocessed foods.  Receive samples and recipes.

Thursday, November 13, 12 – 1 PM – From Appetizers to Dessert – Healthy Thanksgiving!

Join Marilyn Holmes, MS, RDN, LDN as she creates dishes so healthy and delicious that you will celebrate the holiday with them, as well as serve throughout the year. Receive recipes and taste samples of foods prepared.

Friday, December 12, 12 – 1 PM – Healthy Ethnic Holiday Dishes

Join Marilyn C. Holmes, MS, RDN, LDN and Melinda Jones, BS, RDN, two registered dietitians, as they create healthy holiday dishes from a variety of ethnic traditions.

Nutrition minute held once a week at the VRWC will offer quick tips on ways to maintain healthy eating habits.

Feel free to stop in for a minute or stay the whole time. Nutrition Minute is held in the lobby of the VRWC.

Wednesday October 15th – 12:30 – 1:30 PM – The Jack-O-Lantern Lives On

With a little planning and some preparation this year’s jack-o-lantern ‘guts’ with seeds can be prepared and used in breads, soups, snacks and more. Stop by for tasting pumpkin based dishes and receive recipes.

Friday October 24th– 4-5 PM – Food Day Celebration

Join in Vanderbilt’s celebration of Food Day – supporting healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Stop by to taste local seasonal foods and join in this national day of celebration.

Thursday October 30th – 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Baby It Is Cold Outside

Warm up with these healthy soups!