A New Batch of Young Chefs

Apr 15, 2016

A New Batch of Young Chefs

(LEFT) Another group of young chefs, representing several Westchester middle schools, were recognized for their completion of the program on Thursday and were joined by Gemma Martini-Mahon, RN and (RIGHT) Adam Strauss, NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital’s Food Service Director and a certified Chef by the American Culinary Association.

(April 15, 2016) - The Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is proud of its program, Young Chefs of the Hudson Valley, designed especially for children. For 10 weeks, from late January through April, a chef, dieticians and staff work with students, ages 11 to 13, from local schools, to teach about healthy eating. Increased nutrition awareness is one of the factors that can curb childhood obesity.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s renowned Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen has been open to the public since July 2014 and is located at 1992 Crompond Road, next to the Hospital’s Cortlandt Manor campus. Named after the Iron Chef winner and owner of Xaviars Restaurant Group, the Teaching Kitchen is part of a larger initiative at the Hospital called Harvest for Health, which includes an organic garden, monthly Farmers’ Markets from May to November, and a locally sourced food service for patients and employees. Through this initiative, the Hospital works with patients and the general community to teach them to better manage their health through diet and lifestyle changes.

Each month, classes can range from general cooking instruction to very specific curriculum for diabetics, cancer and heart patients, and breastfeeding moms. To learn more about upcoming classes and programs, please call us at 914-734-3159 or visit nyp.org/hudsonvalley.