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Vandy Cooks!


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

Presented by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus

Friday, August 26, 12 – 1PM  Sushi and Sashimi Creations with Sushi Chef and Medical Center Retail Manager Nelson Tiburcio

Friday, August 26th, 12 – 1PM Sushi and Sashimi Creations with Sushi Chef and Medical Center Retail Manager Nelson Tiburcio

Join Nelson Tiburcio, Medical Center Retail Manager and Sushi Chef, as he creates sushi and sashimi dishes using traditional preparation methods. Taste and enjoy maki rolls, sashimi and nigiri as he shares tips for preparing, along with their health benefits.

Vandy Cooks Nelson Tiburcio was originally from the Philippines and finished his college with the degree of Business Administration. He has been in Nashville since 2001. He was a sushi chef for 16 years until he decided to join and manage the food service for Sodexo (food company) last 2009. Presently, he is the retail manager in the Courtyard Café at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as well as, still making sushi for private parties.

The Vandy Cooks demonstrations are offered monthly in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center’s Demonstration Kitchen to celebrate healthy eating at Vanderbilt.

Upcoming Vandy Cooks

September 21, 12—1PM Chef Todd Gillam as he kicks off our fall with Healthy Game Day Eating

October 21, 12—1PM  Chef Lucius Carroll will intrigue you with his preparation of vegetarian meals

Contact Marilyn Holmes by email or call 343-2638 for questions or other information about this program.

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Unable to attend Vandy Cooks? Check out these videos to help you in your healthy eating journey here.