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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shop Whole Foods to Support Local Group
Grab your grocery bags May 10, 2016, and head into Ann Arbor to support Chelsea
Community Kitchen. CCK is proud to have been selected to benefit from one of the Washtenaw Ave. Whole Foods 5% Community Support Days. Five percent of all profits from the entire day of sales go to the featured non-profit group. CCK will be at the store that day with information about programs and how the organization serves the community. The store, located at 3135 Washtenaw Ave in Ann Arbor is open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Map and directions here.
“We’re excited to be included,” said Debi Weiker, Development Coordinator of the CCK Board of Directors. “As a small but growing organization, this will allow us to fund new programs supporting healthy food and local producers.” CCK offers unique cooking programs for all, healthy eating and nutrition programs for seniors and youth, and food safety and technique courses for food business owners, often featuring local food businesses. Expanding youth cooking and nutrition programming has been a priority, along with finding ways to provide support to local food entrepreneurs.
Chelsea Community Kitchen is an active participant in the Chelsea Friends and Family Wellness Coalition (part of 5 Healthy Towns Foundation) and partners with many groups in the area to offer programming. Recent collaborations have been with the Michigan Friends Center and work is underway for summer programs in conjunction with the Chelsea Senior Center and Faith in Action. CCK also supports the Chelsea Farmers Market and Bushel Basket Farmer Market.
Chelsea Community Kitchen is a Michigan public benefit organization offering nutrition education and support to local residents, as well as kitchen rentals and other resources for budding food entrepreneurs. Chelsea Community Kitchen is devoted to creating a healthy, local, and sustainable food culture through classroom and real-world education. Check out the event calendar on www.chelseacommunitykitchen.org for future classes and food-related events.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/2/16
Knife Skills Make Everything Easier in the kitchen
The right knife and a little practice can take a lot of frustration out of cooking, especially if you’re new to the kitchen.
Join Chelsea Community Kitchen for an Expert Knife Skills class Thursday, May 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the kitchen of the First United Methodist Church at 128 Park St, Chelsea MI. The class fee is $50 and class size is limited to allow for hands-on experience.
The knife is a cook’s most important tool. Learn how to buy one, how to care for it, and, most importantly, how to use it properly to make cooking easy and enjoyable!
“This is a basic class for people who don’t have a lot of cooking experience,” says Liza Baker, a chef and integrative nutrition health coach who teaches the Expert Knife Skills class.
“A good knife really makes a difference in the kitchen,” she adds. “A lot of people think they don’t like to cook because they’re using the wrong knives for the job or the knives aren’t sharp enough.”
Students learn how to select the right knives for them and learn how to sharpen and care for them. They’ll also learn some basic cutting techniques and get an opportunity to practice on a variety of vegetables for a stew cooked (and sampled!) in class.
Instructor Liza Baker has a culinary arts degree from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (now part of Le Cordon Bleu) and a certificate in integrative nutrition health coaching. She has worked as private chef and a caterer and teaches basic cooking skills at Simply: Health Coaching and at Knights Family Kitchen in Ann Arbor. Her cookbook Fl!p Your K!tchen will be released in October 2016.
Chelsea Community Kitchen is a non-profit organization that provides classroom and real-world education to consumers and food-business entrepreneurs.
To register for the Expert Knife Skills class, visit http://www.chelseacommunitykitchen.org/contact-us/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release: 11/6/2015
Healthier Holiday Eating with Chelsea Community Kitchen
Chelsea, MI: As 2015 comes to a close and Michiganders prepare for holiday gatherings, many have one thing on their minds: food. Expand your baking repertoire by attending Healthy Holiday Baking – Vegan Style on December 9, 2015, from 7:00pm-8:30 pm at 128 Park St., Chelsea, MI, sponsored by Chelsea Community Kitchen. The course fee is $15, and registration is available at www.chelseacommunitykitchen.org.
Casseroles, eggnog, and rich desserts have always been a staple of the colder months, but the combination of comfort food and good company is often a recipe for overeating. In fact, a study by Georgia State University’s Psychology Department found that a person’s food consumption increased by 33% if they dined with one other person, and up to 96% if they had seven dining companions! With holiday-themed celebrations around every corner, this is bad news for those of us trying to dodge the seasonal belly bulge without avoiding festivities altogether.
So if the odds are stacked in favor of the food table, how can we indulge without increasing our pant size? Chelsea Community Kitchen has one idea, and it involves swapping calorie-laden desserts for healthy-yet-delicious alternatives. The Kitchen has enlisted the help of Certified Personal Chef and Vegan Lifestyle Coach Vicki Brett-Gach, who will teach locals how to make three of her holiday favorites: Baked Cranberry, Apple and Pear Crumble; Chocolate Peanut Butter Button Cookies; and Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.
Ms. Gach’s creations are big on flavor, but better for your waistline, as they are made without using any butter, milk or eggs. She will also be discussing the difference between vegan and vegetarian baking, and addressing questions about making healthier food choices. This December course is one of Chelsea Community Kitchen’s periodic educational offerings focused on healthy eating and local food. This will be a demonstration with lots of sampling!
Chelsea Community Kitchen is a Michigan public benefit organization offering nutrition education and support to local residents, as well as kitchen rentals and other resources for budding food entrepreneurs. Check out the event calendar on www.chelseacommunitykitchen.org for future classes and food-related events.