Cooking Matters

What We Do

Bilingual Nutrition & Cooking Education

Have you wanted to learn how to grocery shop for your family on a budget? Do you want to learn basic nutrition & cooking tips? Classes are 45 minute sessions, and participants receive a $10 grocery gift card. Classes are in English & Spanish.

Kids in the Kitchen

Involving your young ones in the kitchen can bring so much joy to both of your lives. Learn how to make cooking fun for kids. Workshops with kids can be arranged.

About US

SLV Cooking Matters offers free weekly classes related to cooking healthy meals on a budget. Classes are in both English and Spanish, and can be virtual or in-person. Our audience is geared toward parents of young children, though adults and youth of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend. We collaborate with agency partners to offer nutrition classes to groups and families; please reach out if you would like to partner, as we are always seeking new connections.

Contact Us

Zoila Gomez:

Lois Harvie:

Recipe Inspiration

Follow SLV Cooking Matters on social media for cooking ideas that are both simple and delicious.

Ideas w/ local ingredients: Quinoa Muffins, Butternut Squash Curry, Baked Potato w/ fun toppings! See more>>

Facebook Live

Join us every Thursday at 12 and 12:30 for a 30 minute informative lesson on Facebook Live.

Tips & Tricks

Need some inspiration?

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SLV Cooking Matters

SLV Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters teaches parents and caregivers who are experiencing limited food budgets how to shop for and cook healthy, affordable meals for their families.

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