Cooking for Wellness - Getting Creative - Session B - Fall 2017

HFHL Cooking for Wellness – Getting Creative is a 4-week course designed for those who want to enhance their food and cooking skills to become more relaxed, confident and instinctive cooks while learning to create their own unique and health-supportive recipes. Each week, participants will learn to develop an intuitive sense for how to create delicious recipes using taste, smell, and touch.  Through hands-on learning, participants will experiment with a variety of herbs, spices, and food combinations and use basic cooking methods (sautéing, boiling, roasting, etc.) to learn about flavor development in a variety of commonly prepared foods (soups, stews, pasta and rice dishes, and more). Learn how to use everyday pantry and refrigerator ingredients to create simple and delicious meals.

There are four weekly on-site classes held in the cooking laboratories on the St. Paul campus, and three self-directed cooking assignments to be completed at home during the week (between weeks 1 and 3). Culinary educators with expertise in nutrition science and culinary arts teach all Cooking for Wellness classes. 

Students should have a solid background in basic cooking skills to sign up for this course (knife skills, e.g., chop an onion; prepare eggs, e.g., fry, scramble, boil an egg; cook pasta, kitchen safety, etc.). Successful completion of Cooking for Wellness is helpful but not necessary.

Session B:  Wednesdays, November 1 - November 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  (No classes during week of Thanksgiving)


Those who complete six of the seven lessons (attend four labs and three home assignments) will earn 150 Wellbeing Program points and receive a one-time per class per program year reimbursement* of 50% of the $200 course fee (there is a $10 Eventbrite service fee that is not included in the reimbursement* calculation.) 

*Reimbursement is available only to University employees covered by the UPlan Medical plan, and only one cooking class per program year is eligibile for the reimbursement.

PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION POLICY: There is a cancellation fee of $30 if you cancel before midnight on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. There will be NO REFUNDS given for cancellations received after Thursday, October 26, 2017.