RCC Culinary Arts Center to Offer 8-Week Series of Free Cooking and Nutrition Classes for Food Insecure Individuals and Families – Sponsored by Orange & Rockland

Chris Spezial with culinary students

(ROCKLAND COUNTY, New York) March 8, 2021– Rockland Community College (RCC) has announced an 8-week series of free cooking and nutrition classes for food insecure individuals or families. Up to 2 members from a family may attend. The classes will take place at RCC’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center located at 70 Main Street in Nyack. Participants will learn how to purchase and prepare delicious and nutritious food, and gain skills and confidence in preparing healthy food.

Classes will start on Monday, March 22 and run from 9:30 to 11:30 am, and continue each Monday through May 10. The classes are free and open to food insecure RCC students and the public, and the food is included. Children age 14 and older may attend with an adult.

Expert instructors will help participants gain skills and confidence in the Culinary Art Center’s classroom kitchen, which features ten workstations with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a teaching station equipped with audio and video technology so that students can easily hear and see exactly what the steps are for each lesson.

This class is made possible by a grant from Orange & Rockland Utilities. For more information, email Mark Davidoff at [email protected] or call 845-875-7571.

About Rockland Community College, State University of New York
Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds who appreciate small class sizes and personal attention from a distinguished, award-winning faculty that includes Fulbright scholars and SUNY Distinguished Professors. Thanks to the school’s affordable tuition, students who begin their career journey at RCC and then transfer to a four-year college can save up to $100,000 on their education. RCC is also proud to provide career training and professional development to adult learners looking to change careers or upgrade their skills through its new Career Skills Academy.

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