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Healthy Cooking

Cook your way to better health! 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.

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|
Thrive Kitchen Class Schedule Flyer
We offer a different menu every month: Thrive Kitchen Class Menus

Meet the Instructor



Linda Shiue, MD is a physician in the Department of Adult and Family Medicine and the Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Culinary Medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. She is board certified in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine and 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 is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and serves on the board of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, Meals on Wheels of San Francisco and the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative. 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 and is the author of the cookbook Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes, which was a Finalist in the 2022 IACP Cookbook Awards.

Healthy Cooking Resources

Thrive Kitchen- sources for specialty ingredients

Recipes: Kaiser Permanente Food for Health including recipes by Linda Shiue, MD, Chef, Director of Culinary Medicine

Cooking Videos

Sharpen your knife skills and learn the basics of flavorful, plant based cooking in these videos filmed in the Thrive Kitchen

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