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, vegan nutrition and typically include plant-based recipe demonstrations. Most classes are offered online via Zoom to keep it easy and convenient for everyone to participate. Some classes are offered in person with hands-on cooking for participants.

You will learn the fundamentals of healthy vegan cooking and eating a whole-food, plant-based diet in all Planted Platter classes. Sign up for anything that fits your schedule!

  • Community Cooking Classes, which are frequently offered in collaboration with community organizations, typically focus on the preparation of 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, all of 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 also include detailed handouts and resources pertaining to healthy vegan nutrition. Each class includes a short video segment by medical professionals, who share with you the effectiveness of a plant-based diet in improving human health.

Private group classes for individuals, employers, non-profits, places of worship, 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

Albany VegFest 2022

Albany VegFest 2022

SUNDAY | 10.2.2022 | 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
It’s back! Stop by Albany VegFest at the Capital Center (55 Eagle Street, Albany, NY) to sample delicious vegan food, shop vegan merchandise, gather resources that can guide your vegan lifestyle, and hear a fabulous line-up of speakers. Planted Platter’s Deb Czech will be hosting the information table for the Physicians Committee.

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Free Cooking Class: Flavors for Fall

Free Cooking Class: Flavors for Fall

THURSDAY | 10.20.2022 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
Join Deb Czech for a free, in-person, plant-based cooking demonstration featuring the flavors of the fall season. You’ll help create the dishes and receive all the recipes! Hosted by Saratoga Springs Public Library.

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