Unschooled palates, like first-graders, don't care about roughage, have no concept of expanding waistbands, and are perfectly happy with marshmallows for dinner. Push tastebuds towards adulthood with today's Groupon for a cooking or nutrition class at The Food Evolution in Bardonia, New York. Check the calendar for current offerings, and choose from one of the following four options:
- For $20, you get a nutrition, health, and cooking lecture of your choice (a $45 value)
- For $35, you get a two-hour cooking class of your choice (a $65 value)
- For $60, you get a one-hour nutritional health consultation (a $125 value)
- For $99, you get a three-hour cooking class for two (a $200 value)
The Food Evolution is a culinary center committed to edible autonomy by teaching individuals how to prepare delectable and nutritious whole foods for themselves and their families. Taught by a diverse team of trained chefs and certified nutritionists, including two-time Top Chef competitor Andrea Beaman, The Food Evolution teaches its students a tastier regimen than eating illustrated cookbook pages and fruit-bowl wall art. Founder and director Diane Hoch provides hour long one-on-one counseling sessions to tailor a program to help meet specific health and wellness goals on the whole-grain-paved path to nutrition. The Food Evolution's two hour hands-on cooking education includes sessions on wonderful winter soups, decadent anti-oxidant chocolate desserts, and raw green smoothie workshops. Learn cooking for two with one of the three hour couples classes, or fly solo while learning to combat cravings or how to beat the sugar blues with one of its lectures.
- Hoch, who has a degree in integrative nutrition from Columbia University and practices nutritional counseling, chooses her teachers by watching them do a demonstration. They don't need to be professional chefs, just have a passion for food and eating well. – Alanna Heraghty, Nanuet Patch
The Food Evolution
A mother and her teenage daughter stand at the counter side-by-side, chop, chop, chopping in unison. Neither have cooked much with vegetables before, but under the friendly guidance of experts, they find their veggie phobias fading. This is a recurring theme within The Food Evolution's kitchen, where students learn to toss their culinary insecurities into the flames and begin having fun with meal prep.
At The Food Evolution, which Diane Hoch founded in 2010, students aged 16 and older learn from professional instructors how to create healthful, tasty, preservative-free meals. Classes highlight either techniques or styles of cuisine and vary in levels of participation—from demonstration classes where students observe and take notes, to hands-on courses in which students are required to touch everything with all 10 fingers. In private nutritional-counseling sessions, Diane, a certified nutritional-health counselor, tailors advice and programs to help individuals reach their health and wellness goals.
295 Rte. 304
Bardonia, New York 10954Get Directions