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Inspiration, Implementation, Impact:
Empowering Professionals for Teaching Kitchen Triumphs

About the Symposium


The inaugural Teaching Kitchen Symposium is for individuals across disciplines working to advance hands-on approaches to nutrition education and behavior change in teaching kitchen settings.

Hosted by The University of Utah, a Teaching Kitchen Collaborative Organization Member, this two-day continuing education event will include presentations and panel discussions, hands-on culinary experiences, and engagement with local community partners.

Attendees will leave with actionable insights on topics such as funding and business model development, technology integration, community partnerships, effective teaching skills for diverse populations, healthy equity considerations, research methods, and more.


Use the button below to begin your registration:

Registration Rates:

Early Registration

(available until August 15)

General Registration

(available Aug 16- Nov 4*)

Physicians (CME credits included) $725 $849
Other professionals (CE credits included, if applicable) $525 $649
Students/UT Community Members (limited capacity) $195 $249

*Registration will close on November 4. 

Discounts for TKC Organization and Professional Members: 

  • TKC Organization Members receive $100 off current registration rate using the discount code provided in member communications. The TKC Annual Meeting for Organization Members will take place on Friday 11/15 from 8am-3pm (no additional fees; separate RSVP required). 
  • TKC Professional Members receive $50 off current registration rate using the discount code provided in member communications. 

Ticket Cancellation/Transfer Policy: Tickets purchased over 30 days prior to the event can be canceled for a full refund (minus processing fees) within 24 hours of purchase. Purchases within 30 days of the event are non-refundable. To cancel and receive a refund, if eligible, please notify us in writing at You may transfer your ticket, as long as you let us know in writing at least 14 days before the event starts.

Program Schedule

Share your session ideas and/or nominate speakers to help shape the program. Click the button below to learn more and to submit your ideas by July 22.

Call for Session & Speaker Ideas!

Planning Committee

Frank Ashmore
1440 Multiversity

Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Case Western Reserve University

Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RDN, CDN, FAND
Compass Group North America

Sian Cotton, PhD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Theresa Dvorak, MS, RDN
University of Utah

David Eisenberg, MD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Chavanne Hanson, MPH, RD

Aviad “Adi” Haramati, PhD
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Minnesota

Amy Locke, MD
University of Utah

Jennifer Massa, ScD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Allison Righter, MSPH, RDN
Teaching Kitchen Collaborative

Kate Shafto, MD, FAAP, FACP
University of Minnesota

Linda Shiue, MD, Chef, DipABLM
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco

Katie Welch
Teaching Kitchen Collaborative

Asha White
Teaching Kitchen Collaborative

Continuing Education


Accreditation: The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, view the full CME Statement or contact

All other professions will be awarded attendance at a CME event credit that they may use for their re-credentialing purposes.

We are also applying for CE credits for RDNs, CNSs, and NBC-HWCs. If you have questions about continuing education credits for your profession, please contact

Housing & Travel


Location & Venue:
Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House
The University of Utah
155 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Where to stay:

We have secured a special rate of $165-185/night + taxes/fees for a limited number of hotel rooms at the University Guest House, which is conveniently situated on the University of Utah campus about a mile from the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House and easily accessible via walking, driving, or public transportation.  To book your reservation as part of this block, please call 888-416-4075 (online reservations not yet available).

University of Utah Guest House
10 South Fort Douglas Boulevard
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113
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We have another hotel block available with discounted room rates of $179/night + taxes/fees at the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown which is approximately a 12-minute drive to the venue. You can book your reservation online or by calling 801-364-5200.

Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
250 W 600 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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There are also plenty of other hotel and rental housing options in Salt Lake City that you may choose to book on your own–they did host the Olympics, after all! Attendees are encouraged to book their preferred lodging accommodations early.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

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For more information about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Katie Welch at

Contact Us


For general inquiries, please email