Our Culinary Education Program

What is Plenty?

Plenty is our culinary education program, which provides the people we serve with the food education, tools, and know-how to feed themselves and their families. The primary goals of Plenty include ingredient education, resourceful preparation of fresh food, and providing the people we serve with skills to use whole ingredients in meal preparation.

At Lovin’ Spoonfuls, our mission is to reduce avoidable food waste, and feed insecure people. With Plenty, we offer:

  • Cooking demonstrations with recipes that promote healthy & budget-friendly meals
  • Food storage workshops
  • Food recovery/waste minimization tips & education
  • Recipe cards highlighting nutrition-focused recipes for both common and lesser-known produce
  • Money-saving strategies for whole-ingredient cooking 

Interested in having a Plenty workshop at your organization? We offer customized workshops for corporate offices, our partners, and other interested parties. The standard rate per person in a workshop is $50 for for-profit agencies and $20 for non-profits.

Learn more:

Please contact our Education Coordinator Cathy Pedtke or complete this form to start planning your workshop today.

To support the work we do with Plenty, please click here.

To see our Plenty videos, please click here.

To see Plenty recipes, please click here.

About Cathy:

Cathy oversees Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ Plenty program and is also the Education Coordinator for the agency. She comes from a culinary background with a degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management from Paul Smith’s College and a masters degree in Gastronomy from Boston University. Contact Cathy.