Free virtual cooking classes offered


PRINCETON – The public is invited to join four upcoming virtual cooking classes led by public health nutritionist Joy Kauffman. She will be assisted by Cherri Olin and other team members at the Princeton Seventh-day Adventist Church.

After previously scheduled cooking classes were canceled in March due to COVID-19, Kauffman and the team have decided to make up for lost time with four sessions to finish the year strong. They will meet every third Sunday from 2-4 p.m., starting on Sunday, Sept. 20.

The classes will be held virtually on Facebook at Participants may also join the class via Zoom at Register for this free class at

Kauffman’s classes focus on boosting health and the immune system. Participants will learn how to promote both through the food they eat. They will make meals and share recipes that are a joy to prepare and eat and also cost conscious. Kauffman notes that during this time of COVID-19, people need to focus on positive things we can do to protect their health. Enrolling in this class is one of those things that can be done today.

Kauffman is the founder of FARM STEW, a recipe for abundant life. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from both Johns Hopkins University with a Masters in Public Health and from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in International Nutrition. She is also a Master Gardener through the University of Illinois. She has worked with local and federal Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. She has been married for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage girls and grandma to two orange cats.