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Healthy Cooking

Thrive Kitchen


Our goal at Thrive Kitchen is to teach you how to cook deliciously to improve your health and boost your energy.  The pandemic put a hold on our hands-on classes, but we’re back in a virtual format!  Join Chef Linda Shiue, MD and learn to cook globally-inspired, seasonal cuisine in less time than it takes to get takeout. We’ll teach you how to use herbs and spices for flavor. And we’ll discuss how all of this fits into a healthy eating pattern, with plenty of time for your questions.  When it’s possible, we will return to monthly, hands-on classes. (Photo by Michelle K. Min).

Linda Shiue, MD is an internal medicine physician in the Department of Adult and Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, Mission Bay.  She is also a professionally trained chef who founded Thrive Kitchen, a teaching kitchen for patients and the community, because she believes that the best medicine is prevention. Her cooking classes showcase seasonal produce, lavishly flavored with spices and fresh herbs.  Dr. Shiue has served as faculty at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University and serves on the board of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.  She is a graduate of Brown University, San Francisco Cooking School, UCSF and the kitchen of Michelin-starred restaurant, Mourad, in San Francisco. She also has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University.

Kaiser Permanente Food for Health: Recipe contributions by Linda Shiue, MD, Chef, Director of Culinary Medicine

Thrive Kitchen Class Flyer

Thrive Kitchen Class Menus

Thrive Kitchen- sources for specialty ingredients

Pre-registration required
No Fee for Kaiser Permanente Members / $20 for Non-Members
Contact Health Education at 415-833-3450
or email Sfhealthed@kp.org

Cooking Videos


Thrive Kitchen: Introduction

Thrive Kitchen: Introduction to Knife Skills

Thrive Kitchen Knife Skills: Garlic

Thrive Kitchen Knife Skills: Ginger

Thrive Kitchen Knife Skills: Carrots

Thrive Kitchen Knife Skills: Herbs

Thrive Kitchen: Whole Grains

Thrive Kitchen: Vinaigrette

Thrive Kitchen: Cashew Cream

Thrive Kitchen: Kale Walnut Pesto

Thrive Kitchen: Pan-Fried Tofu

Thrive Kitchen: Grain Bowls

Thrive Kitchen: Healthy Plate