Cook Well. Eat Well. Live Well.

The Samford Wellness Kitchen offers classes to the Birmingham community. Run by Samford’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Public Health, participants will learn from registered dietitians and chefs, garnering skills and knowledge that will help them prepare healthy and delicious meals.

All classes take place in the College of Health Science’s Food Production Labs, which were formerly the Southern Living Test Kitchens. A participant notebook with all recipes and nutrition information is provided for reference.

If you do not see a class that you were expecting to be available check back soon as classes are added as they become available. You can also reach us by email.

Fall Student Series, Week 1: Greek Chicken Kabobs
Thursday, October 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $20
Samford University students are invited to participate in cooking classes with the Samford Wellness Kitchen. During these events, students will be able to prepare a meal in our Food Production Labs located within the College of Health Sciences facilities and take their individually packaged meal to enjoy later. During this week's lesson, participants will prepare a Greek feast, including homemade hummus, chicken kabobs. Greek salad and Karidopeta (a orange nut cake). The class is limited to 12 students.

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Fall Student Series, Week 2: Indian Vegetable Green Curry
Thursday, October 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $20
Samford University students are invited to participate in cooking classes with the Samford Wellness Kitchen. During these events, students will be able to prepare a meal in our Food Production Labs located within the College of Health Sciences facilities and take their individually packaged meal to enjoy later. During this week's lesson, participants will prepare an Indian feast, including vegetable green curry, brown rice, citrus rose water salad and cardamom thumbprint cookies. The class is limited to 12 students.

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Fall Student Series, Week 3: French Salmon Croquettes
Thursday, October 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $20
Samford University students are invited to participate in cooking classes with the Samford Wellness Kitchen. During these events, students will be able to prepare a meal in our Food Production Labs located within the College of Health Sciences facilities and take their individually packaged meal to enjoy later. During this week's lesson, participants will prepare a French feast, including salmon Croquettes, herb crème sauce, farro and asparagus salad and vanilla custard. The class is limited to 12 students.

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Fall Student Series, Week 4: Breakfast for Dinner
Thursday, October 29, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $20
Samford University students are invited to participate in cooking classes with the Samford Wellness Kitchen. During these events, students will be able to prepare a meal in our Food Production Labs located within the College of Health Sciences facilities and take their individually packaged meal to enjoy later. During this week's lesson, participants will prepare breakfast for dinner (Mediterranean style). The class is limited to 12 students.

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Instructors

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Sonthe Burge
Part-time Instructor
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Clara Darling, M.S., RDN, LD
Instructor, Food Labs, and Director, Wellness Kitchen
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Office: 1613 CHS Building 1
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Katie Ghossein
Educator
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Jessica Ivey
Educator
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Andrea Kirkland
Educator
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Laura Zapalowski
Educator
Samford Wellness Kitchen