EdVenture Eats

EdVenture Eats is serving our community through healthy nutrition education. Each program initiative is designed to empower people to adopt a more nutritious diet as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Programs offered

The Cooking Lab

EdVenture chefs make learning to cook fun with healthy benefits. In addition to learning to prepare recipes and taking home their creations, participants learn about diet and good food choices. 

Tasty Tuesdays
Monthly, First and Third Tuesdays, September-May, 4-5pm
Ages: 8-12
Budding chefs will earn their culinary stripes in this exciting cooking class. Students will engage in food preparation and meal creation activities as they gain knowledge of healthy cooking and nutrition. Prepare and create your own healthy meals that are super tasty, too. This is a drop off program. Caregivers not wishing to participate must stay in the building. $10 per class.

Kids Cook!
Monthly, First and Third Wednesdays, September-May, 4-5pm
Ages: 6-10
Learn basic culinary techniques as you explore a world of nutrition-packed meals you can prepare on your own. It's never too early to begin learning about nutrition and the art of healthy cooking. This introductory class focuses on experiencing new flavors, fun assembly snacks and simple meal creation. Your child will learn basic culinary techniques and get to eat their prepared dishes. $10 per class.

Holiday Creations 
Held four times a year; see the website calendar for upcoming dates.
Ages: Adults Only
Adults are invited to register to come together to prepare holiday treats. Create bake and decorate cookies, breads and other themed sweets and top it off with creative gift wrapping. This fun cooking class is the perfect opportunity to make your special treats for teachers, neighbors, friends or keep for your family. $30 per person. 

Private Cooking Party
Schedule a time today!
Ages: Adults Only
A private cooking party is a fun, hands-on journey of good taste for up to 15 adult guests. EdVenture chefs will lead the group of adults to create a culinary favorite. $30 per person. 

Questions or to sign up for a class?

Ashley Hutto, ahutto@edventure.org
Kenny Smith, ksmith@edventure.org

(Click here for some fun recipes to try.)

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Community Outreach

Cookbook - In partnership with the City of Columba, Cooking Lab staff has developed Fit for a Kid, a free collection of recipes targeted to children about healthy eating and physical activity. Copies are distributed through EdVenture Eat programming.

Cooking Classes for Young Adults in Transition - A series of six-week classes for young adults with sensory and developmental disabilities to learn the skills necessary to shop for and prepare a week of healthy meals.

Cooking EdVentures: Episode 1 from John Allen Media on Vimeo.

Cooking Matters - In partnership with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, low resourced (SNAP eligible) adults and children spend six weeks learning to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a budget. 

Foodshare - A grassroots with community partners initiative which offers a twice monthly fresh produce box program to provide access to fresh vegetables and fruit in a food insecure neighborhood in Columbia. Cooking Lab staff provides nutrition education and cooking classes at the food box pickup site.


Dr. Kathie Williams, Director of Family & Community Health
803-400-1133, kwilliams@edventure.org


EdVenture Eats is supported by:


803-779-3100, info@edventure.org 


Hours Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Members Free
Children and Adults $11.50
Seniors (age 62+) $10.50
Military (with ID) $10.50
Educator (with ID) $10.50
Groups (15+ w/RSVP) $8.50
Children under two Free