Demonstration Kitchen

Looking for some new recipe ideas? Join us for a monthly series of fresh, healthy, interactive cooking classes. The Department of Nutrition Science will be feature a variety of recipes for all taste buds! All classes will include instruction, hands-on cooking, tasting of all recipes, and a recipe booklet to take home.

Each class is $20 and open to the public. Registration is required by clicking here.

For more information, contact class coordinators Chelsea Shaffer (shaffec@purdue.edu) and Allison Johnson (john1797@purdue.edu).

Classes will be held 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Lyles-Porter Hall Demo Kitchen, Room 1107. Parking is available in the Harrison Street Parking Garage attached to Lyles-Porter Hall.  Please take a ticket upon entry and ask the Demonstration Leader to validate it before you leave.  

Please note, you must be 18 years or older to attend a workshop.

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January 9th: Healthy Desserts & Appetizers
Trying to stay on track with your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? Then this demo is for you! Participants will learn how to make  healthy desserts and appetizers that  are sure to be a  crowd pleaser at your next party. While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family. Participants must be over 18.

February 6th: High Protein/Low Carb Dishes
Does the winter weather have you left feeling in a slump? Come to this demo to learn how protein and carbohydrates work to fuel your body and give you more energy. Here by popular demand, we will be learning how to make high protein/low carb dishes that will leave you feeling satisfied.  While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family. Participants must be over 18.

March 6th: Springtime Brunch
Rise & Shine! It’s Brunch time! Grab a friend & head to this tasty cooking demonstration because brunch is always a good idea! This class will feature a variety of recipes that participants will prepare, serve and taste-test. While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family. Participants must be over 18.

April 3rd: Going Greek
Indulge your inner foodie with this demonstration! This is a hands-on culinary experience that will leave you feeling like you’re in Athens. While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family. Participants must be over 18.

The Demonstration Kitchen can be reserved by Purdue students, faculty, staff, and members of our surrounding community. Anyone interested in reserving the kitchen should complete the Reservation Form and email a copy to Chelsea Shaffer and Rachel Clark (rachelclark@purdue.edu). For more information on pricing and policies, click here.

Have an idea for a class you would like us to offer? Want to create a customized class for your group? We always welcome fresh ideas and fresh faces to our kitchen! Please contact Chelsea with suggestions or to learn more about customizable options.

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