The Teaching Kitchen | Family Outdoor Center | MetroWest YMCA

Youth, Family, & Adult

The Teaching Kitchen

New! Private Events & Rentals

Starting Fall 2019 we will be renting the kitchen for private events including Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Private Cooking Classes, School Cooking Programs, Nutrition Educaiton Programs, and more!

We will also be running off site Nutrition Education Workshops & Cooking Demos

For more information about rentals contact Danielle Allen dallen@metrowestymca.org

 

Fall 2019 Classes & Programs

Space is availbale in all of the cooking classes and programs.  Registration is ongoing. 

If you or a family member has a food allergy or restriction, we strongly encourage you to contact us prior to registration.

Y-members may register online.  Non-members, please contact the Family Outdoor Center to register for this program. (508) 435-9345 kmratcliffe@metrowestymca.org

COOKING & EATING HEALTHY SERIES

$100 per 6 week class
 
COOKING FOR WEIGHT LOSS
This program is for those looking to try a different way to lose weight. Each class will review a topic to aid in weight loss. Topics include: Meal Planning, label reading, and snacking.
Tuesdays at 5:30pm – 7:00pm
 
HEART HEALTHY COOKING
This program is designed in alignment with the American Heart Association Guidelines. Each class will cover a heart healthy topic. Topics include: Salt and fat in cooking, understanding cholesterol levels, and label reading.
Wednesdays at 5:30pm -7:00pm
 
COOKING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
While preparing healthy recipes cancer survivors will learn about maintaining or achieving a healthy diet. Topics include: Plant-Based Diet, Organic vs. Conventional, and Weight Changes after treatment.
Wednesdays at 3:00pm – 4:30pm
 
COOKING FOR DIABETES PREVENTION
This class will start by preparing recipes in accordance with the American Diabetes Association guidelines and each week we will focus on a different topic. Topics include: Carbohydrates and cooking, meal planning, heart health, and label reading.
Thursdays at 5:00pm – 6:30pm

 

 

CHILDREN & FAMILY CLASSES

 
Food Exploration: Ages 5-10
This class is a safe and comfortable environment where chefs are encouraged to try new foods. This program also includes information for parents on best practices to help children try new foods and reduce power struggles over food!
Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
$115 member/$230 nonmember
 
COOKS & BOOKS, AGES 4 & 5 
Students will learn basic kitchen, cooking, and safety skills creating recipes tied to books read in the kitchen. This 7 week class will run on 
Thursdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm 
$115 member/$230 nonmember
 
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Baking Edition
AGES 6-10
Each week kids will sharpen their baking skills by baking a variety of items including muffins, healthy cookies, and much more!
Mondays from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
7 Week session $115 member / $241 non-member
 
TEENS IN THE KITCHEN, AGES 11-18
This class is for chefs excited to explore the kitchen! Participants will be learning kitchen safety skills when using knives, stovetops, and ovens while creating delicious dishes.
Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm 
$115/members $230/nonmembers
 
FAMILY DINNER NIGHTS
Spend some quality family time together while cooking a fun, healthy meal!
Friday, October 18th Harvest Dinner Join us for this special event using fruits and vegetables from our garden. 
Monday, November 4th Artisan Chicken Pot Pie
Friday, November 15th Healthy Holiday Favorites
$15 member/ $20 nonmember
 
 

Danielle Allen

Hopkinton Schools Out Site Director & Community Nutrition Coordinator

dallen@metrowestymca.org

508-435-9345 x114

Danielle is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from Framingham State University with a BS in Food and Nutrition. She first joined the YMCA during summer of 2017 as a camp counselor and has worked and interned in many roles since. Danielle was a dietetic intern at the Hockomock Area YMCA in North Attleborough as well as public school nutritional programs in Ashland.  She is passionate about providing nutrition education to the community in a fun and innovative way through programs and Schools Out.