Teaching Kitchen


Classes and Instruction of Delicious Recipes For a Healthier You

The best way to learn about eating right is to get into the kitchen to prepare healthy flavorful meals. Enjoy recorded and live instruction with downloadable resources and recipes. 

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is pleased to offer community programs focused on nutrition, culinary education, and healthy cooking at its Teaching Kitchen located inside the Sampson Family YMCA, and virtually online.

Whether you’re a kitchen newbie, an entertainer extraordinaire looking to expand your repertoire, or just seeking a new spin on classic recipes, our cooking classes are a fun way to learn and taste something new. When you cook with the Y, you are supporting the Y’s mission in our community. The Y will facilitate cooking classes for families, seniors, teens, adults, and youth. We work with the local Y Farmer’s Market to promote the use of fresh produce and community-supported agriculture. The Y Teaching Kitchen’s culinary programs empower individuals and families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy, affordable meals, supporting healthier eating habits in our community.