H O W    I T    W O R K S !

Thank you for your interest in becoming a spotlight chef at our Healthy Options cooking classes! The nutritionist will analyze your recipes and contact you with any changes that need to be made in order to ensure that your recipe abides by the Healthy Options guidelines set forth by the USDA.  

Please make sure to review the process below, and complete the form for your cooking class event no later than 5 weeks in advance! 



  • Make sure to fill out the form below- at least 5 weeks before your class date
  • Registrations increase when we market what recipes are being presented  so please confirm what you will be presenting as soon as possible. 
  • Upon recieving completed form, nutritionist will reach out with any changes needed with the recipe to fit our Healthy Options Guidelines 
  • Please note you will be compensated a $125 stipend for your time and preparation of the class.
  • You will also be reimbursed up to $100 (demo) or $150 (hands-on) for food/supplies for your class (upon recieving a completed reimbursement form) 
  • If interested, contact our nutritionist to help develop an agenda for the class.
  • Please share and promote our event on Facebook! We would love to raise awareness about your class! 


  • You will be notified of the class count (maximum 25 people)
  • Ingredients- purchase any items needed for your recipes 
  • Paper Products- please purchase any products  needed to serve items at class 
  • Please keep any reciepts of items purchased for the class
  • Cooking Materials – you are allowed to use any basic cooking pieces (ex: pots, pans, knives, cutting boards, etc.)
  • If you would prefer to use your own tools feel free to bring those with you.
  • If you would like to include a coupon, or promotional items for attendees at the class, please let us know so we can include in the participant packet.


  • Arrive approximately 1 hour to 30 minutes prior to class start.
  • Bring all your ingredients, materials, tools, promotional items to the class.
  • Please feel free to pre-prep different parts of the meal, depending on your anticipated agenda. 
  • Give reciept from food supplies to Healthy Options nutritionist day of class in order to be reimbursed. 


  • If no reciept is avaliable, fill out reimbursement form based off of the cost of food supplies. 
  • Email, scan or take a picture and send to maxine.sroda@independenthealth.com   
  • If you forgot to give reciept to nutritionist at class, please complete the above step. 
  • Fill out Chef Survey. How was your experience? 

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We begin promoting classes a month out and open them for registrations online – be sure to check our Facebook page and share the events and promotions we post about the class (see all social media buttons on the top right of this page).  Registrations increase when we market what recipes are being presented which is why we like to get those analyzed and confirmed as soon as possible.  Feel free to advertise in your restaurant as well as on your personal and business social media accounts.  If you would like materials to do so, please let us know.