Demonstration Kitchen

The Demonstration Kitchen is committed to promoting lifelong culinary and nutrition skills through cooking demonstrations and classes. These programs encourage and promote healthy eating with fresh, minimally processed ingredients while also building community among students, staff, and faculty. Located in the Well-Being Center, we strive to build strong nutrition habits and create a culture of health and wellness through food.

Participants are empowered to make balanced food choices, understand good nutrition practices, and learn cooking techniques. Demonstrations are taught by the UR registered dietitians, UR chefs and guest chefs from the Richmond area. Click here to watch a sweet potato demo!

Cooking Basics are student cooking classes focusing on essential cooking techniques and how to make recipes using that technique. Each week highlights a new cooking skill and participants will receive a free piece of cooking equipment to start to build their kitchen tools. Students will have hands on cooking time and will leave receive a free meal!

Lunch and Learn cooking classes at the Demonstration Kitchen open to full time students, staff, and faculty. These classes have a nutrition focus and attendees receive a free meal. During the Spring 2023 semester, Lunch & Learn classes will begin after spring break. 

 

Classes and Events

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  • January
    Date Event Time
    1/18

    Cooking Basics: Italian
    Register

    6-7 pm
    1/11 Hot Cocoa Bar
    Stop by and warm up with a steaming cup of cocoa. 
    11 am-12:30 pm
    1/20 Cooking Basics: Italian
    Register
    12-1 pm
    1/23 Snack Box: Lunar New Year
    Stop by the Demonstration Kitchen and pick up a free box of Asian-inspired snacks. While supplies last. 
    11 am
    1/25 Cooking Basics: Korean
    Register
    6-7 pm
    1/26 Product Sampling: A Dietitian’s Fav Snacks 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    1/27 Cooking Basics: Korean
    Register
    12-1 pm
  • February
    Date Event Time
    2/1 Cooking Basics: Thailand
    Register
    6-7 pm
    2/3 Cooking Basics: Thailand
    Register
    12-1 pm
    2/6 Nutrition Education: A Healthy Plate
    Stop by Lou’s and learn more about how to build a healthy plate at any on-campus dining location.
    11 am-1 pm
    2/8 Cooking Basics: Japan
    Register
    6-7 pm
    2/9 Chocolate Tasting 
    Chocolate comes in many varieties! Try a few and taste something new.
    11 am-12:30 pm
    2/10 Cooking Basics: Japan
    Register
    12-1 pm
    2/13

    Valentine’s Day Snack Box
    While supplies last

    11 am
    2/14 Chocolate Tasting with UR Well
    Heilman Dining Center

     

    2/15 Raclette Night
    Featuring guest chef Joshua Franklin from Lucio Cheese
    Registration coming soon!

    Two seatings:

    6 pm and
    7 pm

    2/17 Baking with Chocolate
    Registration coming soon

    Noon

    2/22 Cooking Basics: France
    Register

     6-7 pm

    2/24 Cooking Basics: France
    Register

     12-1 pm

    2/28 Nutrition Education: A Healthy Plate
    Visit the Demonstration Kitchen and learn more about how to build a healthy plate at any on-campus dining location.

     11 am-1pm