Cancer Prevention in the Kitchen: Two-Part Series

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April 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

With Chef Kara Garrett

This two-part class is an introduction to food choices that are shown to reduce cancer risk and improve health.

Session 1 from 11:00am – 1:30pm will consist of a lecture, cooking demonstration by Chef Kara and we will enjoy a healthy lunch together. We will review nutrition components that have been shown to delay/inhibit cancer cell growth, smart food choices for optimal health, and meal preparation tips for cancer-fighting foods. The lunch menu will be a shaved fennel salad, miso-marinated salmon and warm soba noodles packed with veggies. 

Session 2 from 2:00-4:30pm will be a hands-on meal preparation cooking class. We will prepare and serve a 3-course cancer-fighting meal for the Young Adult Cancer Support Group that takes place at 5:00pm. You will also be provided with storage containers to enjoy the meal. Menu items include: roasted eggplant dip, Mediterranean quinoa pilaf, roasted spring veggies, sauteed greens and golden milk macaroons. 

Suggested donation for 1 session: $25, includes a full meal and all recipes.

Suggested donation for both sessions: $40, includes 2 meals and all recipes.

This series is made possible by a grant received from the Wawa Foundation.

Interested in volunteering? We are currently seeking volunteers for this program to assist on Saturday, April 13th for food prep and on Sunday, April 14th for prep and cleanup. Please contact for details.

*Please Note: Every individual’s needs are unique. We aim to offer a variety of health-promoting options for each individual to consider, but do not prescribe the specific dietary content of any program for anyone.

Please complete the form below to register for this workshop. If you would like to register and are unable to make a donation at this time, or would like to donate at a later date, please call us at 202.483.8600 or email to secure your seat. 


Our programs are open to the community and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone. 

About Chef Kara Garrett

Kara Garrett Cancer Support Program Coordinator

Kara is a health-supportive chef based in Washington, DC. Following her breast cancer diagnosis in 2013, she embraced the challenge of finding a balance between her foodie lifestyle and eating well with cancer. She has adopted a flexible diet plan that focuses on plant-based, sustainable whole foods, but does not restrict indulgences of things she loves. She is passionate about working with others to encourage healthier food choices that energize the body and the soul.

Kara graduated in August 2017 from the Chef Training Program at Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC and spent one month as the sous chef at The Ananda Ashram Yoga Society of New York in Monroe, NY. She is currently enrolled in the Developing Healthy Communities: Nutrition, Behavior, and Physical Activity graduate program at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.


April 14
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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