Holy Cross Hospital is offering free healthy cooking classes to the community on the third Thursday of every month through November. The classes take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Fresh Inspirations Café at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex, 1000 N.E. 56th St. in Fort Lauderdale.
Hosted by executive chef Ricardo Baquero and registered dietitian Kelly Rashid, the classes feature cooking demonstrations, food samples and take-home recipe cards for participants. Each month’s class focuses on a different topic.
Reservations are not required. The remaining 2019 schedule is as follows:
• Thursday, June 20
• Thursday, July 18
• Thursday, August 15
• Thursday, September 19
• Thursday, October 17
• Thursday, November 21
Holy Cross is not hosting a health cooking class in December but is tentatively planning to resume the series in January 2020. For more information about the healthy cooking class series, call 954-351-4782.
The Fresh Inspirations Café at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center is open to the public for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The spacious, quick-service restaurant includes a teaching kitchen and offers made-on-site menu items such as Starbucks coffee and espresso, fresh fruit cups and parfaits, hot breakfast cereals, grilled chicken quesadillas and individual pizzas, hot soups, and grab-and-go sandwiches, wraps and salads. Nutritional information is available for most items.