Eating Healthy In Rhode Island

Cooking Classes:
In Rhode Island there are several different cooking classes. These classes provide an enthusaiastic and educational environment. Also these classes instruct people of all ages how to make healthy and tasty meals. On a final note, these classes are decently priced and provide information that will have a lasting impact on an individual’s cooking skills. Listed below are a few different locations that offer cooking classes:

Johnson & Wales
Johnson and Wales University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the most prominent cooking institutions in the world. It became the first school in the U.S. to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Culinary Arts in 1993. It also offers a bachelor's degree in Culinary Nutrition and receives full accreditation from the American Dietetic Association.
Associate Degree

  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Culinary & Pastry Arts
Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Nutrition
  • Food Marketing
  • Food Service Entrepreneurship
  • Culinary Arts and Food Service Management
Contact Information For Providence:
Amy Podbelski- Asst. Director of Culinary Admissions
Address: Johnson & Wales University
College of Culinary Arts, 8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903 United States
Phone: 800-342-5598
Fax: 401-598-4787

Chef’s Choice:
What is Chef's Choice?
Johnson & Wales University is pleased to offer Chef's Choice, an innovative program of hands-on cooking classes taught by professional chef instructors. It caters to people of all ages. The interactive one-day classes are designed for people on the go. The minimum age requirement to participate in Chef's Choice classes is 16 years old for the adult classes and 21 years of age for wine classes. They also offer kids and teen classes.

To help determine the best fit class, each Chef's Choice class has a level requirement to give participants a better understanding of the difficulty of a class.
Level 1 – Beginner Introductory skills such as knife cuts and kitchen terms are described in each class. These classes are great for beginners.
Level 2 – Intermediate While suitable for everyone, these classes offer a more advanced menu that requires some knowledge of culinary technique.
Level 3 – Advanced These classes are for those that feel comfortable in the kitchen.
Before you cook at Johnson & Wales:
-Register up to one week prior to the class date, or until the class is filled.
-Flat, rubber-soled shoes such as sneakers are required (No open shoes or high heels are not allowed)
-Once you register, you will receive a confirmation letter and a parking pass. Do not forget to bring these the day of the class.
Contact Information:
Address: David Friedman Center
1 Washington Avenue
Providence, RI
Register On-line:
Phone: (401)-598-2336
Pricing: $75-$80 per class
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Other Cooking Classes in Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Market Tours
Chef Cindy Salvato's, the 2003 IACP International Cooking Teacher of the Year Finalist, offerers a variety of cooking classes at Cindy's Cooking Studio. According to Cindy Salvato, “really good food doesn't happen by accident. Join these classes to learn about the best ingredients and essential techniques to create fantastic meals.” She will teach you the fine art of cooking in an intimate environment.
Contact Information:
Address: RI Market Tours
PO Box 19272
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: (401) 934-2149
Register Online:
Pricing: $50-$80 a class
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Private Cooking Classes with Lydia
Private cooking classes are for groups of 6-8 and available October through May. Classes are modeled after Ninecooks' popular cooking groups, and classes feature hands-on cooking in the casual setting of the Ninecooks’ log house kitchen in scenic northwest Rhode Island. Each group is offered up to six menu options. The menu generally includes an appetizer, main dish with vegetable/salad, and a light dessert. The meal that is created is served buffet style in the kitchen, with casual dining. In warmer weather, the dining takes place outdoors. All participants receive a folder of recipes of the meals made during the cooking class.
Contact Information:
Locted In: Glocester, Rhode Island
Phone: 401-567-4460
Pricing: $65 (M,T,W,TH) per 3 hour class
$85 (Fri or Sat) per 3 hour class
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Healthy Cook Books
Listed below are a few cook books for those of you that are short on cash and are still interested in creating healthy meals in your very own home. These cook books have been rated the best for their variety, nutritious value, and simplicity. All the books below are available at your local bookstore or you can order them on-line from
  • The Optimum Nutrition Cookbook
  • The Joy of Cooking
  • The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
  • Cooking Light and Easy Cookbook
  • Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals: Eat Healthy without Going to Extremes
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