Teaching Kitchen

Gather. Cook. Learn. Eat.

Beyond fighting hunger in our 15-county service area in Northeast North Carolina providing food, Food Bank of the Albemarle is working to empower those in our community to make healthy choices and enjoy food to the fullest.

Sponsored in part by Sentara (Sentara Cares Grant Funding), our brand-new Teaching Kitchen was created as a place for individuals and families to gather to enjoy food, learn new recipes, fellowship together, and focus on healthy eating. From diabetes-oriented cooking classes to child nutrition education, to tastings by local chefs, the Teaching Kitchen is a community resource for healthy living.

Some Teaching Kitchen events will be open to the public such as hands-on cooking classes, family meal nights, farm-to-table dinners, or demonstrations by local chefs. Some events will be ticketed with proceeds supporting Food Bank of the Albemarle’s mission to end hunger in Northeast North Carolina.

If you’re an organization or chef interest in reserving the teaching kitchen, please reach out to Justine Köksal at

jkoksal@afoodbank.org / (252) 312-5663

Check back for nutrition education resources and videos!