DSANV Cooking Club

Each class will meet from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the following five Saturdays: 
Nov 2nd | Nov 23rd | Dec 14th | Jan 18th | Feb 1st

DSANV Cooking Club GraphicDSANV is proud to continue our Cooking Club designed to promote families cooking together to encourage healthy eating choices and active (hands on) engagement. Cooking Club Part II classes will be led by self-advocates and their parent/guardians who are graduates of the inaugural Cooking Club. As leaders they will choose recipes, shop for ingredients and help set up the cafeteria for their session. We invite parent/child pairs to join us onsite at cafeteria in Oakton, VA where we will:

  • Provide each family with an award winning book on making healthy eating choices and techniques for teaching cooking skills to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Provide information on adapted cooking tools and  additional resources
  • Hands on sessions will cover meal preparation basics to include reading a recipe, measuring, opening packaging and food safety

DSANV Cooking Club Chef Biographies

Charlotte Woodward

Rachel O’Donnell

Catherine Galdo

Teaching Authentic Cooking Skills Cover

DSANV thanks Janice Goldschmidt, educator and author of the foundational text we use to teach authentic cooking skills in our Cooking Club!

Here is a link to Janice’s recipe collection: