Holy Cross Dining Hosts Cooking Classes for Students

April 24th, 2014 by 

cooking class
Dietitian Kathy Egan leads a cooking class.

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, Holy Cross Dining recently hosted a series of cooking classes called “In the Kitchen.”  Students had the opportunity to work side-by-side with Kimball Kitchen Manager Paul Bartkus and Dietitian Kathy Egan to learn cooking basics and explore the latest  diet trends.

The four cooking classes, offered during the months of February and March, sold out in less than 48 hours. “To have all 80 spots filled in a matter of days was very exciting—we didn’t anticipate classes selling out so quickly, ” says Egan.  “We were happy that students were so enthusiastic about cooking.”

Educating the whole person is an integral part of the College’s mission and for Holy Cross Dining the cooking classes were no different.  Originally developed to teach students how to cook in their first on-campus apartment or to learn to cook for themselves after graduation, students learned to cook a budget-friendly stir fry and how to make their own pizza dough from scratch.  The classes also sparked conversation around the pros and cons of popular trends like the Paleo diet or gluten-free lifestyle as the students learned how to make gluten-free fajitas and Paleo brownies. “College is a time of exploration and self discovery.  This naturally leads students to experiment with different eating styles and food philosophies “ says Egan. “My goal is to give them solid nutrition basics and let them try on different food identities.”

Students attending the last two classes had the opportunity to sit down with associate director of Holy Cross Dining Marty Dudek who is also the project manager for this summer’s Kimball renovation.  Students really enjoyed having the opportunity to ask questions about changes to the campus’ main dining hall.

An e-cookbook featuring recipes prepared during students in the classes made its debut at the College’s Wellness Fair on April 9.  The free e-book is available for download on the Holy Cross Dining website.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

| More
Tags
Categories
News, Press Release

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
10/21/14 ‘US public schools are better than they’ve ever been’
10/17/14 Holy Cross Marks 25th Anniversary of El Salvador Murders With Series of Events
10/15/14 Grammy-Winning Holy Cross Professor to Give Talk on ‘The Birth of Stereophonic Recording’
10/15/14 ‘The Bottom Line: helping Worcester students obtain collegiate and professional success’
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Artist-in-Residence Cristina Pato and Renowned Composer Osvaldo Golijov to Lead Concert and Panel Discussion

Watch Video >
See video
Environmental Champion Slottje ’89 on Crusade to Protect America Against Fracking

Watch Video >
See video
Strong Alumni Support Makes for Record-Breaking Year in Giving to Holy Cross

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

10/23/2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Student Affairs at Holy Cross

See More >
10/25/2014

Craft Demonstrations by Refugee Artisans of Worcester

See More >
10/25/2014

Tableaux Vivants of the Italian Presepe

See More >
10/28/2014

Dinand in the Dark

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

10/10/14

‘Holy Cross’ Sean Gustin never rests’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette profiled College of the Holy Cross student Sean Gustin ’16  as a stand out scholar- athlete who is a member of both the Crusader...

10/06/14

‘Any way the wind blows’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette recently featured a photo gallery of the first annual New England Collegiate Marching Band Festival, hosted by the College of the Holy...

09/22/14

‘Tesla’s removal of patent restrictions a boost for electric cars’

Worcester Business Journal

In an op-ed for the Worcester Business Journal, Christine Fimognari ’15 discusses a decision by Tesla, a manufacturer of electric cars, to remove patent restrictions in the...