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September 10, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This program has been cancelled. Please email programs@smithcenter.org to learn more about other upcoming cooking programs.

With Chef Kara Garrett

We hope you can join Chef Kara as she returns for our first in-person cooking class in Smith Center’s Healing Kitchen in over 3 years! She is excited to be in the kitchen with you again.

As the weather starts to cool and fall sneaks upon us, many varieties of delicious apples are available in our area. Chef Kara will teach you about different common apple varieties and their versatility, and will share knife skills and cooking tips to boost nutrient intake without sacrificing flavor. Together, we will prepare a cancer-fighting, vegan meal of Curried Apple & Carrot Soup, Apple & Chickpea Salad, and Baked Apple Tarts. We will end class by enjoying our yummy lunch together and discussing any food challenges or questions. Please be sure to let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.


Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

1632 U Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

Suggested Donation: $15

About Chef Kara Garrett

Kara Garrett Cancer Support Program Coordinator

Kara Garrett 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. Kara is a graduate of the Chef Training Program at Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, trained under Chef Lillian Chou at The Ananda Ashram Yoga Society of New York, and completed a graduate certificate in Developing Healthy Communities: Nutrition, Behavior, and Physical Activity from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is passionate about working with others to encourage healthier food choices and develop sustainable food relationships that energize the body and the soul.