The Carol Van Andel Healthy Living Center is home to an accessible Teaching Kitchen. Our Teaching Kitchen’s culinary programs empower individuals and families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals that incorporate the fresh produce they learned to grow in our Greenhouse and throughout West Michigan.
As an organization deeply committed to supporting local agriculture and changing behaviors for the better, the Y’s new Teaching Kitchen allows our community members to expand their culinary skills and knowledge in an effort to bring back the family dining experience.
Local culinary and nutrition experts will facilitate programs that inspire participants to prepare healthy, cost effective foods that taste great and are locally grown. The Teaching Kitchen provides universal access that unites able-bodied individuals and persons with disabilities under the pursuit of opportunities that make wellness accessible to all.