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Food Demonstration Kitchen

About the Demonstration Kitchen

Welcome to the Demonstration Kitchen at Boston Medical Center! As our nutrition services are top-quality, this is a unique element allowing the Boston Medical Center community to come in and view first-hand how to prepare the foods that they love in a manner that coincides with a healthy lifestyle. Simple, cost-effective recipes are demonstrated while disease and condition specific nutrition education is implemented for weight management, diabetics, cardiac rehab patients, cancer survivors, as well classes for pediatric patients and their families, among others. Participants can actually smell and taste the food while learning beneficial nutrition practices. To our knowledge, this is the only facility in the nation that utilizes a demonstration kitchen to promote nutrition on hospital grounds to patients.

Patients can come to the Demonstration Kitchen and learn how to cook healthy meals as well as how to utilize the foods that come from the Preventive Food Pantry. In fact, the bulk of the food used in the Demonstration Kitchen comes directly from the Food Pantry.

Each class begins with a nutrition education piece for the specific patient group. Then two to three recipes that go along with the nutrition lesson are demonstrated and tasted. Participants have the chance to assist in the demonstration and engage in the topic discussion. Recipes are always made available.

Patients do not need a referral to attend classes at the Demonstration Kitchen. However, space is limited so it is suggested that you either call the Demonstration Kitchen or let your provider know that you would like to attend a class.

To attend a class you must be a BMC patient or staff member. Please check the class schedules and then call to reserve a spot as space is limited. If the City of Boston declares a "Weather Emergency" classes will be canceled and rescheduled if possible. Call Tracey Burg, Registered Dietitian and Chef, at 617-414-3840 with any questions concerning in the BMC Demo Kitchen.


Boston Medical Center 2012 James W. Varnum Award Recipient

BMC's Food Pantry and Demonstration Kitchen is the proud recipient of the 2012 James W. Varnum National Quality Health Care Award, established by the Trustees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock to recognize an outstanding national leader in health care quality improvement initiatives. Read full story

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Call: 617.414.3840

Boston Medical Center
Yawkey Center
2nd Floor, Cafeteria
850 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118




Breads and Quick Breads

Chicken and Turkey


Dressings and Condiments



Grains, Rice, and Pasta

Microwave Recipes

Nuts and Seeds




Soups and Stews




Weight Loss