We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.


Y Cook Community Kitchen

Our kitchen is a creative and exploratory space open to all who seek to eat nutritious food, improve their culinary skills, and learn from others.

Y Cook Community Kitchen
YMCA Youth & Community Center
2929 Meade Ave, San Diego, 92116 - map

y cook + suzie's farm

Suzie’s Farm and YMCA Youth & Family Services have partnered to bring you a cooking class focused on fresh, affordable, and accessible produce. Join us at Y Cook for a hands on cooking experience. We will be exploring the Suzie’s Farm CSA box for the week and showing you fun, healthy and innovative ways to prepare it. Class includes:
  • 1.5 hours of hands-on demonstration
  • Samples of all food cooked
  • Intimate class size
  • 2 complimentary tickets to tour Suzie’s Farm
  • On-site CSA sign up for those interested

Space is limited, so register now on the Suzie's Farm Website!

Community Based

specialty Cooking Classes

$20 per person (unless otherwise specified)

All skill levels welcome!

Junior Chefs (Ages 8-15)

Junior Chefs offers free/low cost nutritional education and culinary life skills that our youth can use as opportunities to expand their lives. Please contact us for enrollment information about cooking classes.

Every Wednesday

Check out what our Jr. Chefs are cooking up in the kitchen with this season's local ingredients.