This unique space allows the Boston Medical Center community to come in and view first-hand how to prepare the foods that they love in a manner that coincides with a healthy lifestyle. Simple, cost-effective recipes are taught while disease and condition specific nutrition education is available for weight management, diabetics, cardiac rehab patients, cancer survivors, classes for pediatric patients and their families, among others, are also available. Participants can actually smell and taste the food while learning beneficial nutrition practices.
Patients can come to The Teaching Kitchen and learn how to cook healthy meals as well as how to utilize the foods that come from the Preventive Food Pantry. In fact, the bulk of the food used in The Teaching Kitchen comes directly from the Food Pantry.
Each class begins with a nutrition education piece for the specific patient group. Then two to three recipes that go along with the nutrition lesson are taught and tasted. Participants have the chance to assist in the preparation and engage in the topic discussion. Recipes are always made available.
To attend a class patients do not need a referral, unless specified on the calendar. However, space is limited so please either call The Teaching Kitchen or let your provider know that you would like to attend a class.
To attend a class you must be a BMC patient or staff member. Please check the class schedules and then call to reserve a spot as space is limited. If the City of Boston declares a "Weather Emergency" classes will be canceled and rescheduled if possible. Call Tracey Burg, Registered Dietitian and Chef, at 617-414-3840 with any questions concerning in the BMC Teaching Kitchen.
The Teaching Kitchen
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center at Boston Medical Center
2nd Floor, Cafeteria
850 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM