About the Demonstration Kitchen
Welcome to the Demonstration Kitchen at Boston Medical Center! As our nutrition services are top-quality, this is a unique element allowing the Boston Medical Center community to come in and view first-hand how to prepare the foods that they love in a manner that coincides with a healthy lifestyle. Simple, cost-effective recipes are demonstrated while disease and condition specific nutrition education is implemented for weight management, diabetics, cardiac rehab patients, cancer survivors, as well classes for pediatric patients and their families, among others. Participants can actually smell and taste the food while learning beneficial nutrition practices. To our knowledge, this is the only facility in the nation that utilizes a demonstration kitchen to promote nutrition on hospital grounds to patients.
Patients can come to the Demonstration Kitchen and learn how to cook healthy meals as well as how to utilize the foods that come from the Preventive Food Pantry. In fact, the bulk of the food used in the Demonstration Kitchen comes directly from the Food Pantry.
Each class begins with a nutrition education piece for the specific patient group. Then two to three recipes that go along with the nutrition lesson are demonstrated and tasted. Participants have the chance to assist in the demonstration and engage in the topic discussion. Recipes are always made available.
Patients do not need a referral to attend classes at the Demonstration Kitchen. However, space is limited so it is suggested that you either call the Demonstration Kitchen or let your provider know that you would like to attend a class.