Cooking Class Location

All classes will be held at new U-M Food for Life Kitchen, located on the lower level of the East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center. Please enter the building through the revolving doors at valet parking and follow the signs down to the demonstration kitchen.

East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center
4260 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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About the U-M Food for Life Kitchen 

Culinary medicine is a growing field that explores the links between food and health, applying the foundations of nutritional science side-by-side with traditional medical interventions in clinical care. Michigan Medicine is breaking new ground in this emerging specialty. A multidisciplinary partnership is working to advance our knowledge of the medical consequences of what, when and how much we eat, and offering practical advice and experiences to help patients develop smart, sensible, sustainable food strategies.  

Just as the kitchen is the center of the home, we have created the U-M Food for Life Kitchen, a dedicated, learning space to serve as a hub for a number of programs where food and health intersect.  Learn more about culinary medicine, the various classes offered and see the Food for Life Kitchen.

Leadership and Partners for the U-M Food for Life Kitchen

Leadership is provided by:

  • William D. Chey, MD, Timothy T. Nostrant Collegiate Professor of GI & Nutrition Sciences; Director – Digestive Disorders Nutrition & Lifestyle Program
  • Erica Owen, Manager MHealthy Nutrition and Weight Management

Founding partners in the initiative include:

  • Michigan Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Michigan Medicine’s Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes (MEND)
  • Frankel Cardiovascular Center
  • MHealthy, U-M’s health and well-being service for faculty and staff
  • University of Michigan School of Public Health, Nutritional Sciences Department