Teaching Kitchen is an interactive platform for individuals to explore food, culinary and nutrition literacy in a collaborative and team-building environment to positively impact food choices and experiences. Chefs and registered dietitians work together to create an enjoyable experience for all participants. We have successfully educated participants on planning, cooking and eating better meals at home since the platform was established at Compass Group in March 2017.
what’s the goal?
To expand food, culinary and nutrition literacy in a collaborative and team building environment. Engaging with onsite culinary and registered dietitians creates an enjoyable program that measures its success in the ability to educate students on planning, cooking and eating better, more healthful meals at home.
what are the benefits?
Benefits of the program are vast, ranging from improved employee productivity, creativity, morale, team spirit and even engagement with client wellness initiatives. Participants in Teaching Kitchen courses have reported an increased frequency of cooking at home, reduction of mealtime stress and has even shown an increase in the appreciation of world cuisines and cultures!
The Teaching Kitchen Collaborative is an invitational network of over 30 thought-leading organizations using Teaching Kitchen facilities as catalysts of enhanced personal and public health across medical, corporate, school, and community settings. Compass Group North America is a proud sponsor and founding member of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative with the Culinary Institute of America and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health serving in an advisory role. Together, collaborative members are enabling people to eat, cook, move and think more healthfully. Visit www.tkcollaborative.org for more information.
what do our participants have to say?
“This class taught me a lot about flavors and cooking techniques, and it has definitely made me more thoughtful about cooking healthy and tasty meals at home.” – B&I Employee
“This class was awesome! …I took this class as a way of meeting new people. Turns out I ended up meeting new people AND learning cooking skills that I now use on a day to day basis. I’m only eating out on weekends now, and during the weekdays I’m julienning carrots, blending vegetable soups, and pan roasting it up!” – B&I Employee
“Ever since taking a TK class I hold myself accountable for what’s in my fridge. I used to go to the grocery store and buy whatever I wanted, now I am checking what I have before I go. This has saved me money and I’m throwing less food away.” – B&I Employee
“The most important thing I learned was about financials and how to cook on a budget. This was highly useful for me. Also learned how to cook from scratch because I will be in an apartment, and now I will be able to cook something myself.” – Higher Ed Student
“I learned more about creating simple meals that were also really flavorful and easy. I also bettered my knife skills which is important to me. And lastly, I learned more about different culture’s food and tried new foods.” – Higher Ed Student