HOPE in Lancaster, Inc.

Healthy Teaching Kitchen

Group & Private Classes

About Us

The Healthy Teachng Kitchen is a cooking and nutrition education program that nurtures skills in food selection and preparation.  The Teaching Kitchen provides innovative, theory-based, cost-effective solutions to chronic food and nutrition problems impacting individuals and families in Lancaster County South Carolina.

Popular Taste of HOPE Classes

Charcuterie Board

These boards are the most popular way to entertain and feed your guests while
dazzling them in the process.


Stocks & Soups

Butternut soup, good ole’ vegetable soup and making your own chicken stock from scratch to start any soup.


Cast Iron Cooking

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What to Expect

  • Show Up 15min prior to the start time
  • All Ingredients and equipment are provided
  • All classes are interactive
  • All prepared food is enjoyed through out the class.
  • Recipe cards and door prizes are provided as parting gifts at the end of class

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Community Classes


Earn Brownie & Junior Cooking Badges

Healthy Cooking for Chefs 5-11yrs old.

“Have fun learning about healthy choices in our Kitchen”- Katey

Health & Wellness Classes

The Healthy Teaching Kitchen offers a variety of classes designed to support healthy living and nutrition education.

  • Heart Healthy
  • Hypertension
  • Senior Wellness
  • General Health

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider”

Let’s Cook Together!

“HOPE’s kitchen is the most amazing place, the teachers are great because they help me, I love them!”  – Atalee, Tiny Chef Participant

Senior Health & Wellness Graduating Class
“My friends and I attended several of the H.O.P.E. teaching kitchen classes. Our favorites were the Soup class and the Charcuterie Board class.  Not only were the classes fun and the end products delicious and attractive, but we learned where to shop for the best ingredients at the lowest prices.  After the Charcuterie class, we made several boards for our neighborhood holiday party and received rave reviews.” – Sharon B, Taste of HOPE Participant

Meet Our

Certified Health Coach

Teaching Kitchen Coordinator, Katey Powell officially joined our staff in 2018; however, had been a consultant and coordinator in the Healthy Teaching Kitchen since 2016.  After a 27 year career in HR, Katey followed her lifelong passion of Health and Wellness by attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  She graduated with the certification of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  She plans and manages all events that go on in the HTK.  She was recently elected to Lancaster’s Health and Wellness Commission and is a Eat Smart Move More member. Combining her background in HR, corporate training, and leadership with her love of Healthy Living she leads the kitchen with much passion. 
Katey Powell

Katey Powell

Teaching Kitchen Coordinator


305 E Arch Street, Lancaster SC 29720


(255) 352-6258