Plant-Based Cooking Classes: Live Healthier, Feel Better
Vegan cooking and nutrition instruction
All of Planted Platter’s classes offer an overview of whole food and vegan nutrition and typically include plant-based recipe demonstrations. Some classes are offered online via Zoom to keep it easy and convenient for everyone to participate, while other classes are provided in person with hands-on cooking for participants.
In all Planted Platter classes, you will learn the fundamentals of healthy vegan cooking and eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Sign up for anything that fits your schedule!
- Community Cooking Classes, which are frequently offered in collaboration with community organizations, typically focus on preparing easy, well-balanced, plant-based recipes. All recipes are provided so you can make them at home.
- Food For Life Classes usually highlight how a plant-based diet can address specific health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, obesity, brain health, mental health, and reproductive health. Culinary instructor Deb Czech is licensed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to teach Food For Life classes, which promote healthful eating based on the latest scientific research. In addition to receiving the recipes for the in-class cooking demonstration, your class packet will include detailed handouts and resources on healthy vegan nutrition. Each class includes a short video segment by medical professionals, who discuss the effectiveness of a plant-based diet in improving human health.
Private group classes for individuals, employers, non-profits, places of worship, and clubs: Planted Platter will work directly with you to teach a class either in-person or online via Zoom. Please use the Contact form to submit your inquiry or call Deb Czech at Planted Platter at 518.350.4080.
Upcoming Events with Deb Czech
Foods for a Healthy Heart and Blood Pressure
MONDAY | 4.10.2023 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET | ONLINE
Plant-based diets benefit heart health because they contain no dietary cholesterol, very little saturated fat, and abundant fiber. Rich in potassium, a plant-based diet also improves blood pressure. Find out how you can manage your heart health with a plant-based diet.
How Foods Fight Cancer
FRIDAY | 4.14.2023 | 11:30-1:30 p.m. ET | ONLINE
Plant-based diets aid in cancer prevention and benefit cancer survivors because they feature abundant fiber and cancer-fighting compounds. Find out how you can add immune-boosting, cancer-fighting nutrients with a plant-based diet. This is Class 1 (only) of the 5-class cancer series described below.
Cancer Project: The Power of Plant-Based Meals
5-CLASS SERIES | Fridays, 4.14.2023 to 5.12.2023 | 11:30-1:30 p.m. ET | ONLINE
A plant-based diet has been shown to reduce the risk of some forms of cancer (including breast and prostate cancer) and help avoid re-occurrence. Watch recipe demonstrations and a video by medical professionals in every class! Learn from group discussions and get answers to your questions.
Foods for Digestive Health
WEDNESDAY | 4.17.2023 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET | ONLINE
Whole food, plant-based diets benefit digestive tract health because they are rich in fiber and avoid high-fat foods. Find out how you can alleviate digestive distress and reduce the risks of GI tract diseases with a plant-based diet.
Healthy Basics: Plant-Based Meals
4-CLASS SERIES | Tuesdays, 4.18.2023 to 5.9.2023 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. ET | IN PERSON at Malta Community Center, Malta, NY
As of 3.24.23, all new registrations are WAIT LIST ONLY. Find out why a plant-based diet is effective for losing excess weight and lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. We will prepare three recipes in each class. This series is free of charge.
Power Foods for the Brain
MONDAY | 4.24.2023 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET | ONLINE
Many people worry about cognitive decline as they age. In this class, you will learn strategies for maintaining memory and improving brain function including how to prepare meals that promote brain health. Cook along with instructor or just watch and learn.
Appetite Control & Weight Loss with a Plant-Based Diet
MONDAY | 5.1.2023 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET | ONLINE
This class reviews the fundamentals of a healthy, plant-based way of eating and explores the factors that help you feel full and satisfied. Good news: there is no need for calorie counting or portion control!
Plant-Based Foods for Diabetes & Weight Loss
2-CLASS SERIES | Mondays, 5.8.2023 and 5.15.2023 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET | ONLINE
For those who have diabetes, plant-based meals can help to attain a healthy weight, improve blood sugar levels, and prevent complications. Learn why these meals are affordable, delicious, and satisfying!