Classes & Workshops

Cooking and eating together is where magic happens

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Erin is a dynamic and engaging speaker and cooking demo host. She infuses her passion for gardening, real food, culinary nutrition, and functional medicine into her classes, cooking demos, and workshops.

Erin is available to provide live in-person classes and workshops in the Finger Lakes Region at companies and organizations like schools, community groups, and parent groups.

Since 2009, Erin has taught 150+ cooking demos and workshops to empower participants to cook and eat real food at home. These classes take place anywhere from the local Co-op and professional teaching kitchens to doctors offices and conference rooms. More recently, Erin has brought classes, workshops, and cooking demos to participants from her beautiful home kitchen via high quality live Zoom video streams.

"I just want to take a minute to thank you for helping me to learn new cooking techniques and master new recipes for healthy eating. Your videos have been a wonderful resource, and your cheery approach helped me to see that good nutrition doesn’t need to be boring or a chore. It can be fun!" - Chari, Lansing, NY

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Eat the Rainbow

Eat the rainbow class

Tuesday March 21st, 2023 5-6pm, at GreenStar Co-Op in Ithaca, NY, $10 for non-members 

There's so much more to foods than carbs, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. Food is colorful and flavorful thanks to a huge array of phytonutrients! In this lively workshop and cooking demo, Erin Harner, Integrative RDN and culinary nutritionist, will show you how the color of food relates to its health benefits. Erin will also be cooking a full dinner in the class to show you how easy and fun it is to incorporate more color into your cooking. All participants will get a copy of the recipes, a tasting portion of the meal, and a chance to ask questions. Register here!

Past Classes & Workshops

Healthy Desserts

Healthy Desserts

Tuesday February 21st, 2023 5-6pm, at GreenStar Co-Op in Ithaca, NY, $10 for non-members 

"Healthy” and “Desserts" seem like two words that just don't go together, but in this lively workshop and cooking demo, Erin Harner, integrative RDN and culinary nutritionist, will teach you how to make sweet treats in your home kitchen that are actually healthy for YOU. We'll talk through different ingredients and simple swaps that you can use to upgrade desserts including
sweeteners, fats, and flours. Then, we'll make and/or taste 3 different healthy dessert recipes. All treats for tasting at the demo will be gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Each participant will receive a worksheet and recipe handout. Register here!

Healthy Holiday Strategies & Co+op Tour

Flyer for classMonday November 14th, 6-7pm at GreenStar Co-Op in Ithaca, NY, no cost to attend

Learn three simple and effective strategies to stay healthy through the holiday season and tour the store with Erin for healthy food picks.

There will be plenty of time to get your questions answered!

Register here!

Packing Healthy Lunches

Packing healthy lunchesMonday September 12th, 6-7pm at GreenStar Co-Op in Ithaca, NY, no cost to attend

Come to this engaging workshop where Erin will take you step-by-step through packing healthy lunches for yourself and/or your family.

You will leave this workshop with a personalized plan to pack healthy lunches no matter how busy life gets.

Ferment those Veggies!

Monday August 15th, 6-7pm at GreenStar Co-Op in Ithaca, NY, no cost to attend

Come to this engaging demo where Erin will show you how to ferment a variety of vegetables. It's a great way to improve your gut health and preserve an abundance of veggies for later eating.


Current Menu of Classes & Workshops

  • Eating for Energy
  • Real Food, Real Simple: Plan and Prep for Mealtime Success
  • Food, Mood, and Blood Sugar Balance
  • Seasonal culinary nutrition demonstrations such as:
    • Leafy Greens 5 Ways
    • Ferment Those Veggies

Please contact Erin for more information about hosting her for a class or workshop at your venue or virtually via Zoom for your group.

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