ATHENS: (706)354-8191
CLAYTON: (706)782-0780

USA - ATHENS, PO Box 48857, ATHENS, GA 30604

USA - CLAYTON, 46 Plaza Way, Clayton, GA 30525

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Address: 46 Plaza Way, Clayton, GA, 30525

Phone: 706-782-0780


Beyond providing fresh and nutritious food to the needy, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia wants to empower people to make healthy choices and learn new skills.

Our Teaching Kitchen programs are open to the public and include hands-on cooking classes, nutrition lessons, chef demonstrations, farmer’s market activities, and farm-to-table dinners. Proceeds from ticketed classes and events support the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

We also offer free nutrition and cooking classes available to eligible residents of Rabun, Towns, Habersham, Stephens, and White Counties. Call us today to find out how you can qualify for our free cooking classes! Phone: (706) 782-0780

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Saturday, November 3: Medicine in the Kitchen: Fabulous Fire Cider!

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Cost: $30

Come learn how to make fiery fire cider to help ward off cold and flu. Fire Cider is an herbal winter mainstay to keep phlegm and congestion at bay, clear the sinuses, and boost the immune system. Vinegar-based medicines have a long history in the Southern Appalachians. Using apple cider vinegar and warming medicinal herbs, learn to keep you and your family well during the winter for generations to come! Participants in this class will get to make their very own own jar of fire cider to take home.

Wednesday, November 7: Countdown to your best Thanksgiving meal

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $30

Learn to make Thanksgiving meal prep a breeze from incredible home-cook and monthly contributor to the Georgia Mountain Laurel's The Family Table, Lorie Ramey-Thompson. Join us for hands-on basic instruction for an organized and easy Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey, southern cornbread dressing, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. Receive a suggested timeline to make your holiday cooking as stress-free as possible with recipes and tastings included.

Saturday, December 8: Medicine in the Kitchen: Healing Honeys

Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Cost: $30

Join local beekeeper, Bob Grant of Turning Creek Artisans, and Registered Herbalist, Pam Gould, for an informative and interactive workshop that explores the magic of honey! Bob will cover everything you need to know about honey production and the different kinds of honey available in our area. Pam will teach us to prepare some delicious medicinal honeys to take home. We will be using some common kitchen foods and herbs that are powerful healers AND taste delicious! Go home with healing honeys that are great to have on hand during cold & flu season and make wonderful gifts too!

Teaching Kitchen Policies

Classes are first-come, first-served and often fill up quickly. To register, please submit your payment online here or call 706-782-0780. A non-refundable class tuition fee is required at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation is accepted no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled class. No cash refunds will be given. A one-time class credit will be issued, based upon schedule availability.

Low Enrollment Policy: Programs may be subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Participants will be notified the week of the class or event and refunds will be issued.

Inclement Weather Policy: Programs may be subject to rescheduling due to inclement weather. Tickets are transferrable and can be credited to other programs if participant is unable to attend make-up date. Refunds can be issued if necessary.

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