Latina celebrity chef teaches cooking class


Doreen Colondres. Courtesy Metro Health

A Latina celebrity chef will be in town on Wednesday to teach a healthy cooking class focused on diabetes prevention at one of the area’s hospitals.

Doreen Colondres will be at the Metro Health Hospital conference center in Wyoming, at 2225 Main St. SW, from 6:30-8 p.m., offering a free class focused on Latin-inspired dishes.

Colondres will be teaching a class on how to create “healthy, low carb, flavorful dishes.”

Colondres is a cookbook author, cooking show host and chef ambassador for Novo Nordisk — a leader in diabetes care.

She is known for her commitment to fresh ingredients and traditional cuisine.

Diabetes campaign

Her visit is part of Metro Health Hospital’s three-month campaign focused on diabetes awareness, prevention and management programs.

Metro Health’s diabetes-prevention program is listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s registry of recognized programs.

The recognition signifies Metro Health successfully implemented and fulfilled all requirements to effectively deliver a proven diabetes prevention, lifestyle-intervention program to individuals who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Event details

Diabetes educators will be on hand during the bilingual event, which will be offered in Spanish and English.

People can register for the class online or by calling (616) 252-7117 for English registration or (616) 252-4652 for Spanish registration.

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