The Happy Kitchen

The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®

Food is health.

The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® offers cooking and nutrition classes. We feature delicious, healthy recipes from our cookbook, Fresh, Seasonal Recipes, with an emphasis on local, seasonal produce and affordability.

The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® is where people come together to share skills, learn new recipes, laugh, cook, and enjoy food. We envision a future where everyone participates in the local food system through cooking and healthy eating, and we believe that developing cooking skills and nutrition knowledge are an important foundation.

The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® offers:

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Free 6-week Cooking Class Series

Our six week cooking class series is offered for free to participants in communities facing health disparities. These classes are taught by trained peer Facilitators who deliver these classes to their own communities.

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Public Cooking Classes

We offer classes to the general public that teach fundamental cooking skills, ethnic cuisines and seasonal eating in our Teaching Kitchen! Class prices start at $30, and proceeds support our free cooking classes for communities facing health disparities.

Company Experiences

Private Group Cooking Classes

We offer private group cooking classes in a hands-on style. These classes are a great way to bring your group together in a team-building experience while encouraging participants to try new foods and choose healthier options.

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Our 6-week cooking and nutrition series meets once a week for an hour and a half each week. Participants gather to cook, discuss, and learn together. We feature fresh, seasonal recipes that are nutritious, affordable, and delicious. We use local produce whenever possible.

The Happy Kitchen focuses on a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein, and also low in sodium, sugar, and saturated fat. Classes can be offered in English or Spanish.

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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.