Solano County Library, The Friends of the Vallejo Public Library, in partnership with Sustainable Solano and UR what U eat bring you the next series of “What’s For Dinner?”- healthy cooking workshops aiming to educate the community on healthy, nutritious food choices using seasonal ingredients. Classes will take place quarterly at John F. Kennedy Library (505 Santa Clara Street) in downtown Vallejo. This series will be taught by Chef Lisa Núñez-Hancock, a culinary arts instructor, natural food chef, food activist and a member of Sustainable Solano’s Local Food Movement Advisory Board.

2018 Healthy Cooking Workshop Schedule

(June 30) Eating Clean 101- Techniques and recipes to “clean up your act”

(August 18th) Super Foods & Super Recipes- Kale, beets, berries and more

(September 22) Riffing on Ramen- How to make healthy ramen bowls

(November 10th) Going with the Grain- Recipes and techniques for cooking with unusual healthy grains

*Please refer to our events calendar for more details, dates changes or updates regarding these workshops.


Lisa Núñez-Hancock is a culinary arts instructor, natural food chef, food activist and founder of UR what U eat. Lisa has recently moved to Vallejo and is very excited about bringing her skills and knowledge about nutrition, food preparation and the politics around the food movement to the community. She has taught nutrition and healthy cooking classes for over nine years in inner-city after school programs, museums, libraries, homesteading hubs, at community centers, and as part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s curriculum.

In her mission statement Lisa describes UR what U eat as a culinary program which provides hands-on healthy cooking and nutrition workshops to children, teens and adults. UR what U eat workshops teach basic cooking skills and fundamental principals of nutrition, while utilizing math and science skills as they relate to food preparation. Rooted in the fundamentals of the Slow Food Movement and the writings of Michael Pollan, UR what U eat embraces the philosophy of growing, preparing and eating real food. Workshops take participants through the complete food cycle, while at the same time preserving healthy multi-cultural culinary traditions. It is a program that promotes healthy and conscious eating for the entire family.