Welcome to the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen

Chef Emilie Berner, MA, is the Coordinator of the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. A graduate of both the New York University Food Studies Masters Program and the Natural Gourmet Institute, Emilie furthers the hospital's wellness initiatives, which include cooking classes, an organic garden, monthly Farmers' Markets, and programs for patients and the general community to teach them to better manage their health through diet and lifestyle changes. Emilie discusses her training, goals, and NYP Hudson Valley Hospital's mission and resources: click here.

A Variety of Cooking Classes

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s renowned Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen has been open to the public since July 2014 and is located at 1992 Crompond Road, next to the Hospital’s Cortlandt Manor campus. Named after the Iron Chef winner and owner of Xaviars Restaurant Group, the Teaching Kitchen is part of a larger initiative at the Hospital called Harvest for Health, which includes an organic garden, monthly farmers’ markets from May to November and a locally sourced food service for patients and employees. Through this initiative, the Hospital works with patients and the general community to teach them to better manage their health through diet and lifestyle changes.

New cooking classes are under way and participants must be 18 years of age or older. Each month, classes will range from general cooking instruction to very specific curriculum for diabetics, cancer and heart patients, and breastfeeding moms.

To learn more about upcoming classes, view our September and October calendars.

Young Chefs Program

The Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen is proud of its program designed especially for children, The Young Chefs of the Hudson Valley, which works with students, ages 11 to 13, from Peekskill’s middle school (PICTURED, RIGHT) to teach nutrition and healthy cooking, and help prevent childhood obesity. Above LEFT, graduates are pictured from a second Young Chefs program open to the public, for children, ages 11 to 13.

To learn more about the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, please call us at 914-734-3780 or email teachingkitchen@hvhc.org.