Cooking & Nutrition Education

Bringing love back to the kitchen through our cooking & nutrition education programs

Let’s Get Cooking!

These community-based partnership opportunities are interactive cooking skills classes led by Tricycle staff. Each addition of the program features a different healthy food theme! Previous editions include: Brunch, Takeout Favorites, and Creative Leftovers. Principles of healthy eating habits are taught through delicious, low-calorie, and seasonal recipes that are family-friendly and budget saving!


is a collaborative program developed and offered in partnership with Richmond Public Libraries. This child-focused program supports families’ connections to the joy of good food by equipping them with the knowledge to make healthier food choices and the skills to prepare delicious, kid-friendly recipes in a fun and free format. These programs are held at different public libraries throughout the year.

Real Food, Real Simple

is a progressive cooking and nutrition education series developed and offered in collaboration with Bon Secours Nutrition Outreach Dieticians. The series provides cumulative hands-on classes and skills to residents of Richmond’s food deserts. This 8-week series meets once a week in Parsley’s Kitchen at the Bon Secours Sarah Garland Jones Center for Healthy Living in Church Hill. Our curriculum provides a solid food skills foundation and progresses as students gain new skills and try new food items. This unique program addresses the multiple barriers many experience in accessing and cooking fresh, seasonal, from-scratch meals by providing kitchen kits that equip students’ at-home kitchens and by emphasizing the importance of meal planning and budgeting and the direct connection to healthy weight management.

For more information on these programs, to learn how to become a community partner, or for a schedule of upcoming classes, please contact us at 804-231-7767.