The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®

Food is health.

Through SFC's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®, SFC offers community cooking 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.


This 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.


Good nutrition can lower the risk of many chronic diseases, including the most common and expensive ones employees face: heart disease, diabetes and obesity. By educating employees about good nutrition as part of an ongoing health and wellness program, companies can have a long term impact on controlling health care costs, improve employee morale and increase productivity. For a company of 1000 employees, a healthier workforce could reduce annual health costs $1.8M!

We offer a variety of health and nutrition-based wellness classes. From one-time Wellness Classes to a Series of Classes, we have turnkey solutions for businesses—big and small—looking to invest in the health of their employees.

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