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October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This program is being offered in-person. To register, please click the RSVP button above or email programs@smithcenter.org.

You will receive the Zoom information no later than the morning of your program.

with Chef Cathryn Pethick


Enjoying the Sweet Roots and Fruits of Autumn

In this 2-hour cooking class, we’ll explore and taste the sweet, soul-warming, nourishing abundance of the autumn harvest: late summer squashes and pumpkins, stone and tree fruits, grains and legumes, in a complete vegetarian meal, including a creamy latte to sip as we work; a smooth, warming soup; crispy, hearty vegetable fritters with yogurt dipping sauce; an autumn-themed salad; and a roasted fruit dessert crisp/crunch. Come prepared to pitch in on the prep! And then we feast together!

And, check out more of Chef Cathryn’s programs on our YouTube channel, under “Nutrition & Cooking.”

Suggested Donation: $20

About Cathryn Pethick

Cathryn Pethick

Cathryn Pethick, AA, AYS, C-IAYT is a certified yoga therapist and teacher, Ayurveda specialist, and professional chef- whole foods cooking and nutrition instructor. She shares those skills with private clients through her own Well-Being, founded in 2012, and is on staff with Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Masters in Nutrition degree program. At Smith Center, Cathryn teaches cooking and nutrition classes, gentle yoga, and contributes to Smith Center’s wonderful integrative cancer support retreats as chef and yoga therapist. She has decades of experience in diverse culinary settings, practicing/teaching yoga from a therapeutic perspective, meditation, and the study of Ayurveda, diverse spiritual and philosophical traditions, and Oriental healing/martial arts. Cathryn shares the intention of nourishing well-being for us individually and as a collective with yoga, meditation and food-as-medicine, by cultivating the healing power of balance, optimal nutrition that supports our vitality, and compassionate presence that nurtures us all.