Kitchen Divas

Classes at Kaiser Permanente!

Sign up now before registration hits capacity! New dates in January – June 2019. SPACE IS LIMITED! Free Class. Open to the Public.

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw MOB
3782 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Outdoor Amphitheater (to the left of the main entrance)

Every Wednesday 11am-12:00pm

May 22, 2019 – June 26, 2019

Kaiser Permanente Carson
Main Street Health Education Pavilion
23701 S Main St.
Carson, CA 90745

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 12:30pm-2pm

May 28, 2019 – June 25, 2019

Kaiser Permanente
Gardena Medical Offices
15446 S. Western Ave

2nd and 4th Thursdays 12:30pm - 2pm

May 23, 2019 – June 27, 2019

The History behind Kitchen Divas was a pilot program with research goals that ask the question; will women participating in a series of healthy  cooking classes that include professionally guided education discussion and peer support, reduce their risk and increase health and well being through modification of nutrition knowledge, cooking practices and eating habits, and preventive health practices.

Kitchen Divas objectives include:

  • Enhance knowledge, attitudes and behavior about cardiovascular, heart, and breast health and cancer risk reduction.
  • Expand healthful food preparation knowledge and skills (food purchase and cooking practices) and
  • Increase nutrition (increase fruits, vegetable and fiber and decrease fats and preserved meats)

Kitchen Divas begins at the dinner hour, by taste testing throughout the class participants are able to be attentive to the lessons and not to their dinner hour hunger pains. We have found it wise to prepare a appetizer for immediate consumption as the session begins. Please come early enough to be prepared to begin the session on time. We know food preparation takes time, as well the planning for food preparation by the participants (i.e. setting up work stations, laying out food and utensils).

The most often asked question about Kitchen Divas – is it for vegetarians? While we are not trying to convert folks to being a vegetarian, we are focused on increasing the fruits and vegetables in our diets. So we answer yes, this class welcomes vegetarians and will not be focused on meat.

At the end of the evening participants will have participated in the preparation of and sampled food to create a menu for one complete meal.