Nutrition Education

We take pride in our Eastern Market Community Kitchen in Shed 5. It is the home to an ever-changing group of small food business owners through the Detroit Kitchen Connect program and is crucial towards our mission of being an inclusive regional food hub.

The other way we activate this kitchen is through our cooking classes and demonstrations. You can find full information below about kids and adult cooking classes throughout this summer, upcoming demonstrations during our Saturday Markets, and recipes from past demonstrations held in our space!

Thanks to Target for their support of our nutrition education programs and to our media partners 105.1 The Bounce & EdibleWow.

Cooking Classes


Jun. 29 – Chef Lamar Farhat – Honey Hole Diner, Plymouth – Free!
Aug. 24 – Chefs Frank Turner & Jordan Ceresnie – Chef’s in Law – Free!
Sep. 21 – Chef Amber Poupore – Cacao Tree Café – Ticketed
Oct. 12 – Chef James Rigato – Mabel Gray Kitchen – Ticketed
Nov. 9 – Chef Laura Romito – High 5 Salts & Food Geek Foods – Free!

Saturday, June 22nd - Jams
Tuesday, June 25th - Italy
Tuesday, July 2nd - America
Tuesday, July 9th - Lunch
Tuesday, July 16th - Mexico
Saturday, July 20th - Pickling
Tuesday, July 23rd - South Africa
Tuesday, July 30th - Lebanon
Tuesday, August 6th - India
Tuesday, August 13th - Japan
Saturday, August 17th - Elotes
Tuesday, August 20th - TBA

July 6 - Korean Style BBQ
July 13 - Veggie Pizza
August 3 - Pasta
August 10 - Brunch

June 29 - BBQ
July 27 - Pickling & Preserving
August 24 - Cold Soups

For a safe working kitchen environment, we ask that all cooking class participants wear proper attire including: closed toed shoes (no flip-flops), pants (no shorts) and hair pulled back into a pony tail.

Friends of Eastern Market get early and free access to cooking classes! Find out more about becoming a Friend today.

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Our work as a nonprofit includes managing the public market and operating programs to strengthen Metro Detroit’s food sector. We operate programs that increase access to healthy food and incubate and accelerate the growth of food businesses. Donate today & become a Friend of Eastern Market!


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