Have you ever wanted to take a hands-on cooking class, but didn't know where to start? Try Local Matters, a non-profit organization, located right off Parsons Ave. in Columbus, Ohio. Their mission focuses on creating healthy communities through food education, access and advocacy.
From hands-on cooking classes to gardening workshops, you can learn more about healthy eating though thoughtful conversations about food and culture, and you can do that with instruction from food educators like my friend, Jori Turner. All classes are accessible to everyone regardless of ability to pay or skill level (but if you can, try to make a donation).
Start cooking today and check out their events schedule to see which class is best for you.
Last month, Jori introduced me to Local Matters (aka her kick-ass job) by hosting a healthy cooking class on her twenty-fifth birthday. As a picky eater, I was a little reluctant to try what was on the menu, but to my surprise every dish we made was delicious.
Through this class, I tried spinach, vegetable chili and homemade croutons for the first time. I know! What kind of blogger am I? One who is doing her best to incorporate healthy eating into her lifestyle, despite the lack of variety with my food choices.
The best part of this class was being able to work in small groups where we each were responsible to contribute to different parts of the meal. From strawberry spinach salad to homemade jalapeno cornbread cooked on a skillet, this class was educational, fun and interactive. Trust me, you'll love it.
If you're still wondering what else these inspiring food advocates do, check out their five core programs:
I believe the best way to learn is to experience and I'm so glad I did. Thank you, Jori and the amazing staff at Local Matters for an awesome cooking class. I had a great time and I look forward to collaborating in the future.
Also, if you're new to Local Matters or you've always wanted to try a class, what are you waiting for? Sign up today or get involved through volunteer work or donations, visit the website: www.local-matters.org for more information. I hope you take action and build healthy eating into your everyday lifestyle along with making a difference in your community.
33 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43206
My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!