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Cooking Matters class: mother & son read a recipe together

Cooking Matters is
supported locally by

   Charlie's Produce logo  Whole Foods logo

Cooking Matters hosts six-week class series for low-income individuals at over 55 locations throughout Greater Seattle and Washington State. Classes include healthy cooking skills, nutrition education and food budgeting.

Charlie’s Produce and Whole Foods Market provide annual in-kind donations that make it possible for Cooking Matters participants to receive hands-on instruction in class and take-home groceries to continue cooking healthy recipes at home. Community volunteers share their food and nutrition expertise by participating as chefs, nutritionists or class assistants.

Cooking Matters is a partnership of Solid Ground and Share Our Strength (a national anti-hunger organization) and the No Kid Hungry Campaign. The program is funded in part by SNAP-Ed, the annual Chefs Night Out culinary food and wine dinner, and other private grants.
We offer classes for:
  • adults
  • teenagers
  • families
  • parents
  • diabetic adults
  • seniors

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Host a Cooking Matters Class!
Cooking Matters has an 81% graduation success rate, due in large part to the many community partners who provide us with space and staff support, and who make it easy for us to bring our classes directly to the neighborhoods where participants live. This does require an application and approval process. Contact our office today at to find out how you can bring Cooking Matters to your community.

Volunteer for Cooking Matters!
Cooking Matters relies on community volunteers to help teach its classes. If you have an interest in health, nutrition or cooking, attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations to learn more about our program. Can’t commit to a six-week class? No problem, we have one-time events, special projects and other volunteer opportunities that are needed to help keep our mobile team running smoothly. We also offer additional trainings to help make your first class experience a success!

Follow all our latest Cooking Matters happenings or see a list of our current classes and events on our blog at Cooking Matters Seattle Blog.

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For general program info: 206.694.6700
To volunteer: 206.694.6869
To host a class: 206.694.6844

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Cooking Matters at Solid Ground
1501 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-6708














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