Baptist Health Offering Free Cooking Classes To Kick Off A Healthier New Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health Community Outreach holds a variety of monthly classes to help central Arkansas residents make easy and delicious meals at home that won’t break the bank or health goals.

The Cooking with Community Outreach classes are taught by Baptist Health registered dietitian Samantha Stadter and are designed to help participants gain confidence in the kitchen. During each class, students will prepare, cook and taste different dishes using a variety of ingredients. Topics include nutrition benefits, ingredient selection, money-saving tips and more.

Classes are held every third Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Baptist Health Community Outreach, 10117 Kanis Road in Little Rock:

  • Thursday, Jan. 18: Creamy chicken orzo with vegetables
  • Thursday, Feb. 15: Picadillo (Puerto Rican style beef stew)
  • Thursday, March 21: Spring vegetable frittata

 Each student will leave class with a satisfied stomach, written recipes and tips, and best of all – the Community Outreach staff will handle kitchen clean up!  

To register for one of the Cooking with Community Outreach classes listed, visit or call Baptist Health Community Outreach at (501) 202-1540.


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 12 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app