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.

Spring Student Series, Week 1: Chinese Fusion
Thursday, March 4, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $25
This week's class features Chinese Fusion, including shrimp stir-fry, almond mandarin salad and a tangerine cake. The class is limited to 12 students. Students will 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.
Spring Student Series, Week 2: South of the Border
Thursday, March 11, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $25
This week's class features foods from South of the border, including beef fajitas, street corn and chili black bean brownies. The class is limited to 12 students. Students will 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.
Spring Student Series, Week 3: Alabama Home Cooking (Part 1)
Thursday, March 18, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $25
This week's class features Alabama Home Cooking (Part 1), including crispy baked chicken, corn bread muffins, fresh collard greens and sweet potato casserole. The class is limited to 12 students. Students will 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.
Spring Student Series, Week 4: Mediterranean Classics
Thursday, March 25, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $25
This week's class features Mediterranean Classics, including falafel, tzatziki, Greek salad and olive oil cake. The class is limited to 12 students. Students will 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.
Spring Student Series, Week 5: Flavors of Southeast Asia
Thursday, April 1, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $25
This week's class features Flavors of Southeast Asia, including spring rolls, chicken satay, peanut dipping sauce and mango sticky rice. The class is limited to 12 students. Students will 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.
Spring Student Series, Week 6: Italian Flavor
Thursday, April 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $25
This week's class features Italian Flavor, including Tuscan chicken, angel hair pasta, asparagus salad and almond pear tart. The class is limited to 12 students. Students will 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.
Spring Student Series, Week 7: Sushi Night
Thursday, April 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $25
Join us for Sushi Night. Students will prepare sushi, cucumber salad and matcha sesame cookies. The class is limited to 12 students. Students will 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.
Spring Student Series, Week 8: Alabama Home Cooking (Part 2)
Thursday, April 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Samford University, College of Health Sciences
Cost: $25
This week's class features Alabama Home Cooking (Part 2), including blackened catfish, succotash, Carolina gold rice and peach cobbler. The class is limited to 12 students. Students will 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.

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