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 Classes with Deb Czech

Kickstart Your Health

Kickstart Your Health

5-CLASS SERIES | Wednesdays, 5.18.2022 to 6.15.2022 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
Experience first-hand why a plant-based diet is effective in losing excess weight and improving cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. Three recipes are demonstrated in each class, plus general tips on plant-based nutrition. BONUS: Participate in a 21-day immersion as part of this series!

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The Power of Your Plate  |  Kickstart Your Health

The Power of Your Plate | Kickstart Your Health

SINGLE CLASS | Wednesday, 5.18.2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
This plant-based cooking and nutrition class focuses on getting you ready to start a low-fat, plant-based diet. Learn why this way of eating works to keep you healthy and how it often alleviates chronic health conditions.

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Let’s Go  |  Kickstart Your Health

Let’s Go | Kickstart Your Health

SINGLE CLASS | Wednesday, 5.25.2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
This nutrition and plant-based cooking class will address plant-based protein sources, getting enough calcium from plant foods, the abundance of vitamins and fiber, and how to read nutrition labels.

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Getting in Gear  |  Kickstart Your Health

Getting in Gear | Kickstart Your Health

SINGLE CLASS | Wednesday, 6.1.2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
When following a plant-based diet, you can still dine successfully and find plant-based options in a variety of restaurants, when traveling, and when eating in someone else’s home. Learn the tricks to help navigate restaurant menus and find healthful food you enjoy.

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Breaking the Food Seduction  |  Kickstart Your Health

Breaking the Food Seduction | Kickstart Your Health

SINGLE CLASS | Wednesday, 6.8.2022, 6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT
In this plant-based nutrition and cooking class, we will discuss how to break up with foods that don’t love you back. Learn strategies to make better choices and avoid or limit addictive foods like cheese, meat, sugar, and chocolate.

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Keys to Natural Appetite Control  |  Kickstart Your Health

Keys to Natural Appetite Control | Kickstart Your Health

SINGLE CLASS | Wednesday, 6.15.2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
This class reviews the factors that help you feel full and satisfied when eating a plant-based diet. Good news: there is no need for counting calories or portion control when you are eating a whole food diet built on plants!

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Harvest Cooking Classes at Pitney Meadows

Harvest Cooking Classes at Pitney Meadows

THURSDAY | 6.30.2022 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. EDT
Join Deb Czech for hands-on cooking classes featuring farm-fresh produce. Hosted on the beautiful grounds of Pitney Meadows Community Farm, these classes will be held: 6/30, 7/21, 8/25, 9/29, 10/20, and 11/10.

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Summertime Vegan Desserts

Summertime Vegan Desserts

THURSDAY | 7.7.2022 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT
Join Deb Czech for a plant-based cooking demonstration featuring healthy vegan desserts for summer. You’ll receive all the recipes! Hosted by Saratoga Springs Public Library.

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