Learn Nutrition at Its Finest In H3’s Healthy Kitchen

Our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen is the perfect place to learn nutritious recipes and healthy cooking habits you can take home after your stay. From group cooking demonstrations to hands-on cooking lessons, Hilton Head Health’s premier culinary venue takes cooking classes to a new level. Not only are Healthy Kitchen programs educational, entertaining and memorable, they are also an integral part of each of comprehensive weight loss and wellness programs. Get ready to cook healthy.

Healthy Events Schedule - August 2022

Our Healthy Kitchen team carefully develops specialized events for each Hilton Head Health Weight Loss and Wellness Program. Island locals and visitors can also participate in select activities when space permits.

HK Cooking Demo Series – Lunch: Monday August 1, 2022 at 4:30 PM (LW/JS)

Join us in the Healthy Kitchen for a cooking demonstration that focuses on simple, fast and healthy dishes that can become your go-to meals. Using readily accessible fresh and wholesome ingredients, our chefs will prepare a variety of recipes that are sure to become a staple of your healthy lifestyle.

  • Turkey burger
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Balsamic haricot verts
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Egg roll in a bowl

Five Ingredient Entrée Cooking Demonstration: Tuesday August 2, 2022 at 3:30 PM ($65) (Supplemental)

Do you get discouraged with a recipe when looking at all the ingredients?  Well not anymore! Come join us in the Healthy Kitchen where we will show you how to make delicious dinner recipes in just five ingredients.

  • Dijon and pecan roasted pork tenderloin
  • Pistachio crusted chicken
  • Pan roasted salmon with tomatoes
  • Lemon Thyme Roasted Salmon

30 Minute Meals Cooking Demonstration: Thursday August 4, 2022 at 3:30 PM ($65) (Supplemental)    

Need a fast yet healthy meal? No worries we’ve got you covered! Join us as our chefs share secrets for low fat, low calorie, and nutritious meals in just 30 minutes. You will learn meal planning as well as the culinary skills to tackle the task at hand. 

  • Seasoned Barley
  • Almond Cranberry kale
  • Dijon and Pecan Encrusted salmon
  • Marinara
  • Chicken Parmesan Sheet Pan Meal

Chef’s Table-Lobster Decadence: Friday August 5, 2022 at 5:00pm ($150) (Supplemental)

Join us for a true lobster indulgence menu featuring a sumptuous spread of dishes, each centered on the well-liked crustacean.   This special menu mixes traditional lobster preparations with a touch of extra-special flair that would impress the experts on the New England Harbors.  With each course paired with a perfectly matched wine, this Chef’s Table ought to be one for record books.   

  • Lobster Bisque – Smooth and creamy lobster scented soup (60 Calories)
  • Sicilian Lobster Carpaccio - with arugula, red onions, and capers, with a fresh citrus vinaigrette (90 Calories)
  • Surf and Turf – Lemon and garlic grilled lobster tail with petit filet mignon, roasted red bliss potatoes, and seasonal vegetables, with a classic béarnaise sauce (350 Calories)
  • Nouveau Strawberry and Shortcake – Fresh strawberry puree with crumbled shortcake, whipped cream, and crushed pistachios (150 Calories)

Poaching-Cooking Demonstration: Saturday August 6, 2022 at 1:30 PM ($65) (Supplemental)

Poaching proteins such as salmon and chicken are an ideal healthy solution that taste fantastic. Join us as our Healthy Kitchen Chef share secrets for low fat, low calorie, and nutritious meals using the "moist heat" cooking methods.

  • Poached salmon
  • Creamy dill sauce
  • BBQ pull chicken
  • Poached pears

HK Cooking Demo Series – Dinner: Monday August 8, 2022 at 4:30 PM (LW/JS)

Join us in the Healthy Kitchen for a cooking demonstration that focuses on simple, fast and healthy dishes that can become your go-to meals. Using readily accessible fresh and wholesome ingredients, our chefs will prepare a variety of recipes that are sure to become a staple of your healthy lifestyle.

  • Coconut rice pilaf
  • Catch en papillote
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Peanut sesame ginger chicken
  • Roasted vegetable orzo

H3 Flatbread Cooking Demonstration: Tuesday August 9, 2022 at 3:30 PM ($65) (Supplemental)

Wonder why our flatbread is so delicious? Come see all the skill and care that goes in to making one of our most popular menu items, our flatbread dough.  In this class you will experience our Healthy Kitchen Chefs as they make the dough from scratch and you’ll even get to sample the final product. This demonstration will make you feel like you’ve stepped out of H3 and straight into a pizzeria.

  • Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
  • Marinara
  • Roasted red pepper sauce
  • Morning scramble flatbread

Knife Skills Class – Thursday August 11, 2022 at 3:30 PM ($65) (Supplemental)

Join us in the Healthy Kitchen for a 60-minute session that is part “hands on” and part cooking demonstration. We’ll start with knife care, progress to proper knife handling, and then do several basic vegetable knife cuts. The Healthy Kitchen Chef will demonstrate meat preparation techniques including cutting up a whole chicken into 8 pieces, followed by preparing a meal from the hands-on session for a tasting.

  • TBD

Chef’s Table-Upscale Barbecue: Friday August 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM ($150) Chef Thomas (Supplemental)

This isn’t your basic pig pickin’.  The traditional flavors of American barbecue are presented in white linen style and true to our H3 nutrition focus. Come join us as you will be pleasantly surprised with our healthy twist on the classic American barbecue with wines to match.

  • Smoked Beef & Vegetable Soup (100 Calories)
  • Stuffed smoked Cremini Mushroom – Grilled onions, sweet peppers, goat cheese and wilted arugula are stuffed into a balsamic marinated, smoked Cremini mushroom. (80 Calories)
  • Pulled Pork Wellington- Slow cooked pork shoulder is shredded and tossed with H3 signature barbecue sauce and baked in our pastry dough.  Served with tangy collard & cabbage slaw. (320 Calories)
  • Smoked Pumpkin Cheesecake - Topped with cinnamon whipped cream (150 Calories)

Feeding Your Belly Biome Cooking Demonstration: Saturday August 13, 2022 at 1:30 PM ($65) (Supplemental)    

The latest nutrition research is showing the connection between the health of the bacteria in our guts with our overall physical and mental health. This cooking demo will showcase foods that have been shown to keep our belly bacteria healthy and happy.

  • Barley with spinach
  • Cranberry Carrot Quinoa
  • Warm Farro Brussels Sprout Slaw
  • Grilled Peaches with Yogurt Sauce

HK Cooking Demo Series – Fitbites: Monday August 15, 2022 at 4:30 PM (LW/JS)

 Join us in the Healthy Kitchen for a cooking demonstration that focuses on simple, fast and healthy dishes that can become your go-to meals. Using readily accessible fresh and wholesome ingredients, our chefs will prepare a variety of recipes that are sure to become a staple of your healthy lifestyle. 

  • No bake energy bites
  • Banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie
  • Blueberry Banana Flax Muffins
  • Peanut butter hummus

Hide and Eat Cooking Demonstration: Tuesday August 16, 2022 at 3:30 PM ($65) (Supplemental)

Are you a vegetable dodger? Don’t despair, if all else fails there’s always the option of sneaking veggies into your daily routine. Our Healthy Kitchen Chefs have created delicious recipes that are a great way of sneaking in a few extra vegetables and are bound to taste more like a treat. If you are struggling with incorporating more veggies into your daily meal routine this is the class for you!

  • Turkey Meatloaf
  • Roasted Zucchini Sauce
  • Kale Dip
  • Mashed Potato and Celery Root

Easy Freezy Meals Cooking Demonstration: Thursday August 18, 2022 at 3:30 ($65) (Supplemental)

Freezer meals can be very handy.  They will help you get through the mid-week slump if you’re too tired to cook a full healthy meal.  Join us in the Healthy Kitchen to learn a few healthy and freezer friendly meals that are sure to be delicious and wholesome all while being easy and stress-free with little to no clean-up.

  • Chicken & Broccoli casserole
  • HK Painless Beef Stew
  • Turkey Meatloaf
  • Turkey Lasagna

Chef’s Table: Asia Meets the Low Country: Friday August 19, 2022 at 5:00 PM ($150) (Supplemental)

Join the Healthy Kitchen Chefs for a fun and delicious fusion of cultures. We'll use traditional low country ingredients and dress them up with Asian flavors. Each course will be paired with a wine that will accentuate the flavors to a tee!

  • Shrimp & Grits "Sushi" - Local shrimp fully cooked in garlic ginger sauce and rolled with local corn meal grits in a blanched collard leaf and served with a ponzu dipping sauce.
  • Miso Soup – A light, flavorful mushroom broth with miso paste, locally grown shiitake mushrooms and scallions. Oh, and lots of garlic and ginger!
  • Glazed Pulled Pork - Local pork shoulder slow roasted with a deeply flavored soy glaze and shredded. Served with seasonal vegetables and sweet potato cake.
  • Ginger Peach Cobbler - local peaches are bursting with flavor this time of year, and they shine in this Asian flavored dessert.

Shrimp, Shrimp, and More Shrimp! Cooking Demonstration: Saturday August 20, 2022 at 1:30PM ($65) (Supplemental)

Shrimp are a nutrient rich, low-calorie protein that can add variety to your new healthy diet.  Shrimp recipes are a dime a dozen as they can complement almost any meal.  This class will focus on a few recipes that will demonstrate their versatility in not only taste but cooking method as well.

  • Garlic and Rosemary Grilled Shrimp Skewers
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Coconut Encrusted Shrimp
  • Sweet and spicy sauce

HK Cooking Demo Series – Lunch: Monday August 22, 2022 at 4:30 PM (LW/JS)

Join us in the Healthy Kitchen for a cooking demonstration that focuses on simple, fast and healthy dishes that can become your go-to meals. Using readily accessible fresh and wholesome ingredients, our chefs will prepare a variety of recipes that are sure to become a staple of your healthy lifestyle.

  • Turkey burger
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Balsamic haricot verts
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Egg roll in a bowl

Grilling Made Easy: Cooking Demonstration: Tuesday August 23, 2022 at 3:30PM ($65) (Supplemental)

It’s that time of year again when friends and families gather outside for backyard BBQ’s and picnics.  Join us in the Healthy Kitchen for a spin on some old and new grilling favorites that are sure to heat up your next BBQ menu. So turn the oven off and fire up the grill with the Healthy Kitchens easy and delicious grilling made easy recipes.  

  • Grilled Fresh Catch
  • Grilled Pineapple Salsa
  • Turkey burger
  • Grilled vegetable salad with olives and feta

Salmon 3 Ways Cooking Demonstration: Thursday August 25, 2022 at 3:30PM ($65) (Supplemental)

It’s that time of year again Come join us to learn new ways to include salmon in your weekly meal plan.  We have three delicious recipes that let you maximize the flavor and health benefits of this nutrient-packed fish.

  • Dijon and pecan encrusted salmon
  • Salmon en papillote
  • Asian BBQ Sauce
  • Grilled Salmon

Chef’s Table-TBD: Friday August 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM ($150) Chef Thomas (Supplemental)

HK Cooking Demo Series – Breakfast: Monday August 29, 2022 at 4:30 PM (LW/JS)

Join us in the Healthy Kitchen for a cooking demonstration that focuses on simple, fast and healthy dishes that can become your go-to meals. Using readily accessible fresh and wholesome ingredients, our chefs will prepare a variety of recipes that are sure to become a staple of your healthy lifestyle.

  • Mini egg and cheese quinoa cups
  • Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
  • Green smoothie
  • Avocado Toast

Mexican Made Easy Cooking Demonstration: Tuesday August 30, 2022 at 3:30 PM ($65) (Supplemental)  

Come join us in the Healthy Kitchen where our Chefs share simple techniques and no-fuss recipes for flavorful, authentic and Mexican favorites.  We will transform traditional recipes into healthy and easy-to-prepare Mexican meals.

  • Green pea guacamole
  • Pulled chipotle chicken
  • Mexican tequila slaw
  • Squash quesadilla

Healthy Kitchen Offerings

Meal Planning Lectures

Join our Healthy Kitchen Chef and Registered Dietitian for a meal planning class focusing on positive food choices that provide the nutrients and energy you need to maintain good health. It is the Hilton Head Health way you can take with you.

Hands-on Cooking Classes

Experience cooking as if you were in the comfort of your own kitchen. With six fully-equipped workstations, our Hilton Head Health Chefs work with you as you develop this essential healthy life skill. Classes vary seasonally and emphasize local fresh ingredients. Sample sessions include Sushi, Salmon 3 Ways, Soups, and 15-Minute Meals.

Limited to 12 participants

Chef's Table Fine Dining Experience

Our Healthy Kitchen chef will prepare tableside while you enjoy a guilt-free, interactive, multi-course dinner paired with the perfect wines. Themes include the Classic American Steakhouse, Cest si Bon, Italian vs French, A Taste of the Low Country, Mexican Fiesta – Oaxaca Style, and many more seasonal menus! See the Event Calendar for the upcoming schedule.

Events do not exceed 650 calories. Wine selections are not included in the caloric range.

Private Cooking Lessons

Learn how to plan, prepare and cook healthy dishes with your own private Chef. These 75-minute sessions focus on goals, skills, and recipes for a well-balanced, healthy meal plan. Hilton Head Health Recipes are included to bring home.

15 Minute Preliminary Consult: Free of Charge

75 Minute Private Cooking Lesson: $275 for the first session and $250 for any additional

75 Minute Shared Cooking Lesson: $150 per person with a maximum of 4 participants

Lunch and Learn

Lunch is on us while our Healthy Kitchen Chef demonstrations the meal and offers insider’s tips to make healthy cooking simple and fun. Recipes included.