Resolve to make dinner an art in 2018

Jan 2, 2018

With the New Year comes resolutions. 

Credit Lizy Heard / Church Health


If eating healthier in 2018 is one of your goals, Melissa Petersen, the Kitchen Operations Manager at Church Health, has some good advice.

“Something you can do to be healthy in the New Year? Learn to cook. Whether its one ingredient or a type of cooking, take the time to learn something new.”

And Church Health has a great option to learn how to cook something new.

“The Art of Dinner is a monthly cooking class based on our culinary medicine program. Healthy recipes, a lot of fun, bring your own wine. So you are going to learn a little but you are going to have fun with your friends. It’s the first Friday of every month.”

This class is one where you can actually do the cooking under the guidance of top-notch teachers.

“The Art of Dinner is a hands-on cooking class. We’ve got pro chefs that come out and teach it from L’Ecole Culinaire. You learn an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert.”

In addition to the Art of Dinner series, Church Health offers several programs to learn something new in the kitchen – and many are at no charge.

“There’s a lot of free resources out there for healthy eating. There’s recipes on the Church Health website, they do a whole series of  community classes that are free – you have to sign up in advance – registration is on the website – those start in late January. We also do a culinary medicine program for doctors and medical students, that’s where they learn to use food as medicine.”

The first Art of Dinner class is this coming Friday, January 5.  Call now to reserve your spot.

This is Jennifer Chandler with The Weekly Dish. Happy New Year!

To learn more about the Church Health Art of Dinner cooking class series, visit https://churchhealth.org/theartofdinner/. Classes are the first Friday of the month at 6 p.m. at the FedEx Nutrition Hub, located in the West Atrium of Crosstown Concourse. Pre-registration is required.