The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®

Food is health.

Through SFC's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®, SFC offers community cooking classes and nutrition education classes for the preparation of meals that are delicious, nutritious, seasonal and affordable, ensuring lasting dietary changes.

SFC's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® is a place where people come together to learn skills and self-sufficiency in preparing healthy, economical meals, laugh, cook, and enjoy food together. We envision a future where everyone engages with their food system through cooking and healthy eating.

SFC's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® offers:


Our six week cooking class series is offered for free to participants in communities facing health disparities. The curriculum and class structure is based on social cognitive theory which emphasizes a multi-pronged approach to teaching and behavior change, such as active, hands on learning, social support, homework and peer modeling.


SFC's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® offers classes that teach fundamental cooking skills, ethnic cuisines and seasonal eating in our Teaching Kitchen! Class prices start at $30. All proceeds from these classes support free cooking classes for families in need.


Whether you're looking for an interactive, educational cooking demonstration or a hands-on cooking experience, our private and group cooking classes are a fun, informal, and unique way for cooks and non-cooks to enjoy time together in SFC’s The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®. Like all SFC's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® classes, our private classes feature seasonal recipes, skill-building and making healthier choices.

Upcoming Cooking Classes & Events