Kids summer cooking workshops to be held at Memorial Hospital’s Health and Wellness Center

Amber Clark

Memorial Hospital chef Amber Clark stands in front of her creations at the recent Warsaw Wellness Expo on April 20. | Photo courtesy of Memorial Hospital

CARTHAGE, Ill. — Memorial Hospital will hold two kids summer cooking workshops led by the Health and Wellness team’s registered dietitians and chef Amber Clark. These workshops will offer a hands-on experience for kids entering kindergarten or first grade.

Workshop Information

Pizza Party Workshop – June 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. Budding chefs will roll up their sleeves and dive into the art of pizza making. From kneading dough to choosing toppings, each participant will learn essential kitchen skills while unleashing their creativity. With a limit of 10 kids per class, each child will receive personalized attention, ensuring a fun and safe environment for culinary exploration.

Sweet Treats Workshop – July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. In this workshop, young chefs will learn to whip up a variety of sweet treats using wholesome ingredients. With a focus on health and wellness, this workshop promises not only to satisfy sweet cravings but also to promote balanced eating habits.

In a press release, Clark said, “These workshops are more than just cooking classes. They’re opportunities for kids to learn valuable kitchen skills while having a blast.”

In a press release, Ashlyn Housewright, executive director of Community Health and Wellness at Memorial Hospital, said, “At Memorial Hospital, we believe in nurturing healthy habits from a young age, and these workshops are a delicious way to do just that. It takes our classes to the next level to have a culinary trained chef in conjunction with two registered dietitians as nutrition professionals leading these programs.”

Registration is required for these events. Participants can register at https://www.mhtlc.org/services/health-wellness-center/teaching-kitchen/. The cost for the summer cooking workshops is $15 per child per event. Spaces for these workshops are limited, so early registration is encouraged.

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