CORE- & STEM-Based Culinary Classes

Life skills, cooking competence, and healthy eating are more important than ever before. Creating a sense of community and consistency is also vital. These LIVE classes allow us to continue that connection  while we build foundational culinary skills and learn about preparing nutritious foods in a fun and engaging format. All live classes connect you with two Allergic to Salad educators to guide you through the experience.

Online Learning for schools, community-based organizations, students, parents, families, and team building.

Allergic to Salad’s healthy vegetarian cooking classes develop a foundation of life-skills with creative, interactive classes. Increase your culinary skills wherever you are. There are ways for everyone to get involved online.

Schools & Community-Based Organizations

Classes feature the same customized, top-notch curricula we bring to over 150 partner sites every school year with a focus on “pantry” ingredients. Your site receives a password-protected page  with all upcoming live classes, equipment, and ingredient needs, as well as archives for later viewing. Extra enrichment videos on technique, skills, food policy, and CORE/STEM  extensions are also included on the page. Each live class is accessible to your students only and includes an exclusive two-educator team. Allergic to Salad is a DOE vendor, WBE, and also accepted by DYCD will as an online learning substitute. Ages pre-K through high school.

Open Community Classes

Students and families can participate at home in affordable online live classes wherever they are. Learn vital life skills, foundational culinary techniques, and healthy recipes that build cooking chops in a positive online community. Our two educator team will provide ingredient and equipment work-arounds and are present to answer your questions in a fun and engaging format. Pick from no-cook classes, healthy snacks, baking, family, and adult cooking. All include general CORE/STEM enrichment almost every age can complete on their own. Flexible class times and age-targeted classes allow for all schedules and abilities, from 2-100 years old!

Private Classes, Team Building, and Birthdays

Missing your friends or co-workers? Want private cooking classes? Looking for a creative virtual birthday party? We’ll create your own private individual or group virtual live class! Participate in a unique, fun, and interactive community-building atmosphere, while increasing culinary techniques and life-skills. Keep your team healthy while exploring new recipes and sharing a meal wherever you are! Lessons are customized to fit your needs. Perfect for chefs of all ages.

  • Private & Group Lessons
  • Birthdays & Special Events


No-Cook Granola

Allergic to Salad educator Rachel Sardina and her daughter, Theresa, measure, mix, and stir ingredients for no-cook granola for a delicious breakfast or snack. If you have a nut allergy, stick with seeds and fruit as your mix-ins instead of almonds. Did you know that oats were eaten in China as long ago as 7000 B.C.?

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Allergic to Salad educator Leta Selmanovic and her dad, Samir, make fresh, crunchy Vietnamese Summer Rolls with a tasty dipping sauce. If you have a nut allergy, substitute the peanut butter in the sauce for sunflower seed butter. Did you know that Buddhist monks were some of the first people to grow mangoes, and Buddha reached enlightenment under a mango tree?

Mix-and-Match Quick Bread

Stacey, along with the help of her sons, Adrian and Markus, makes mix-and-match quick bread with bananas and sunflower seeds. This recipe is very versatile, and can be adapted for whatever fruit, vegetable, and pantry ingredients you have. Did you know that the bananas we eat today aren’t the same variety as those from the beginning of the 20th Century?


Allergic to Salad founder and director, Stacey Ornstein, whips up a batch of homemade hummus with her sons, Adrian and Markus. Did you know that the world record for most hummus produced is held by Lebanon, where chefs once made 23,000 pounds of the bean dip in one day?

Quick Pickles with Tzatziki Sauce

Allergic to Salad educator Rachel Sardina and her daughter, Theresa, whip up a batch of quick pickles with tzatziki, a Greek yogurt sauce with cucumber. This recipe is no-cook with minimal equipment required, perfect for kids of all ages! Did you know that cucumbers are a member of the cucurbit family, which also includes zucchini, butternut squash, and pumpkin?

Book a Class or Party

An on-site dinner party is an awesome way to spend time together with family and friends. Enjoy a fun evening while showing off your inner chef skills.

Support Us to Help Kids Eat Healthy

We are committed to bringing healthier options to the table. If you are a fan of our work and effort please consider making a kind donation towards a more nutritious future.

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