Chef Emilie Berner Welcomes You to the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen

Emilie Berner has joined the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital as Chef and Coordinator. A graduate of both the New York University Food Studies Masters Program and the Natural Gourmet Institute, Emilie will further 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 recently discussed her training, goals and NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital's mission and resources. Click here.

Cooking Classes For All Ages

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.

Our new cooking classes are under way. 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, click here.

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, LEFT) to teach nutrition and healthy cooking, and help prevent childhood obesity. Above RIGHT, graduates are pictured from a second Young Chefs program open to the public, for children, ages 11 to 13.This program will take place in the fall of 2016.

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