Natural Gourmet Institute Partners with FamilyCook Productions to Enhance Culinary Training for Community Programing

Professional teaching kitchen and chef-instructors are a valuable addition to FamilyCook Productions' nutrition education programs.

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By training FamilyCook instructors and providing a professional setting and mentorship we are able to support their incredible work with youth and further our commitment to strengthening advocacy efforts around cooking with healthy, sustainable food.

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI), the leading provider of health-supportive culinary education will provide a professional teaching kitchen and chef-instructors to enhance FamilyCook Productions certification trainings for its licensed nutrition education programs.

The partnership is a natural fit. Demand for FamilyCook Productions’ educational programing has grown substantially over the last few years as has the need for a professional teaching kitchen and community educations’ training in the culinary skills to cook with fresh, wholesome ingredients. “It is the perfect convergence of NGI’s professional infrastructure and health-focused mission with our desire to enhance the professionalism of our programs’ culinary certification trainings,” notes FamilyCook Productions founder and president, author Lynn Fredericks.

In the fall of 2013, Natural Gourmet Institute and FamilyCook Productions launched a five-week internship program for youths that includes hands-on experience in a variety of health-supportive cuisines. “This new partnership takes our collaboration to the next level,” says Natural Gourmet Institute CEO, Anthony Fassio “by training FamilyCook instructors and providing a professional setting and mentorship we are able to support their incredible work with youth and further our commitment to strengthening advocacy efforts around cooking with healthy, sustainable food.”

February 1st kicked off the first collaborative training, blending NGI’s chef-instructors’ culinary knowledge and techniques with discipline, practical tips and tricks. These professional skills will be a valuable addition to the research-based approach to nutrition education through cooking that has put FamilyCook on the map and in the communities in over 30 cities across 20 states and 125-plus programs to date.

About Natural Gourmet Institute:

Founded in 1977 by Dr. Annemarie Colbin, Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) is the international leader in health-supportive culinary education. Natural Gourmet Institute’s Chef Training Program is a comprehensive and professional program that trains students to meet the growing demand for culinary professionals who are able to connect food and health. Natural Gourmet Institute also offers public intensives, hands-on instruction, demonstrations and lectures for the healthy cooking enthusiast. On Friday night, the school is transformed into an intimate dining room, where NGI’s Chef’s Training Program students and instructors prepare a three course vegetarian Friday Night Dinner that is innovative, delicious and beautifully presented. http://www.naturalgourmetinstitute.com

About FamilyCook Productions:

FamilyCook Productions (FCP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to teach nutrition through cooking to K-12 students and their families. It brings them together around delicious, fresh food while improving their health and well-being. FCP has reached over 200,000 families nationwide and spawned over 130 programs in 26 states. Along with HealthCorps and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is collaborating on an NIH funded research project to determine best practices to change behaviors in that have been shown to cause obesity. FCP was founded by Lynn Fredericks, cookbook author, food activist and food and wine journalist. http://www.familycookproductions.com


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