Cooking for Wellness - Getting Creative

Students cooking

Cooking for Wellness – Getting Creative is a hands-on course designed for those who want to enhance their food and cooking skills to become more relaxed, confident and instinctive cooks while learning to create their own unique and health-supportive recipes. Participants will experiment with a variety of herbs, spices, and food combinations and use basic cooking methods to learn about flavor development in a variety of commonly prepared foods. 

This course is open to anyone in the community (no University affiliation is required). Students should have a solid background in basic cooking skills to sign up for this course (knife skills, e.g., chop an onion; prepare eggs, e.g., fry, scramble, boil an egg; cook pasta, kitchen safety, etc.). Successful completion of Cooking for Wellness - The Basics is helpful but not necessary.

  • NOTE: We need a minimum of 18 participants. If there are less than 18 registrations one week before the start of a session, then that session will be cancelled and your fees will be refunded. 

University employees covered by the UPlan Medical plan are eligible for 150 Wellbeing Program Points and a one-time 50% reimbursement (only one class per program year) if they complete six of the seven lessons (attend four labs and three home assignments). 

Contact Education Program Director Robin Schow ( / 612-625-8693) for more information.


Fall sessions will be offered as follows:

Session A: Tuesdays, November 5 - December 3, 5:15p-7:15p (no class on November 28)

Registration will be open by August 15, 2019.


Here's what past participants have to say about Cooking for Wellness classes:
“The hands-on experience of making the recipes and then tasting them helped me feel more confident trying them at home on my own.”

“Thank you for putting together such a thoughtful and balanced curriculum. I learned valuable skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my years.”

“I really enjoyed the class, and as a long time recipe follower, I have more confidence in just trying things. It was very fun.”