Rich and Elizabeth Macher Teaching Kitchen

The YMCA Express at Gainsboro is excited to offer community programs focused on nutrition, culinary education and healthy cooking in its new teaching kitchen. The Y will facilitate cooking classes for families, seniors, teens, adults and youth throughout the year. The teaching kitchen's culinary programs are designed to empower individuals and families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy, affordable meals, encouraging healthier eating habits in our community.


The Rich and Elizabeth Macher Teaching Kitchen is for the community! We will be partnering with organizations in the Roanoke Valley to host programs and will be working with local farms to promote the use of fresh produce and community supported agriculture.


Little Chefs

Come be a little chef! Children will learn culinary skills with healthy foods and garden fresh veggies, all while having fun! Workshops are led by the Virginia Cooperative Extension and will include farm to table techniques and proper use of kitchen utensils and appliances. This six-week series is sure to be filled with fun for your child.

Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Children ages 5 - 12 years old

Contact us for information on our next class 540-344-9622.