Continuing Education Classes by Cooking for Chemo
Chef Ryan teaches a Cooking for Chemo Class at Deaconess Hospital.

Chef Ryan’s Continuing Education Class

chef ryan teaching a continuing education classHave the award-winning Chef Ryan Callahan come to your city to teach your next Continuing Education Class! Chef Ryan Callahan teaches a 60 minute interactive class where you, your staff, and colleagues learn how to combat the most common eating related side effects like mouth sores, nausea, and loss of appetite. Chef Ryan teaches the cooking techniques that he developed while he was his mother’s primary caregiver during her battle with breast cancer. (Read the story HERE)

Chef Ryan teaches his easy to understand cooking techniques such as Roundness of Flavor, Palate Cleansing, how to understand the tasting experience, and practical ways to combat side effects inside of the class. These classes are applicable for healthcare workers, dietitians, and social workers. These classes can generally qualify for one hour of contact time.

Because this is an educational event, not a cooking class, a kitchen is not needed for the event. The entire presentation can be held in a large meeting room or auditorium. There is no actual cooking during the class.

During the class, we taste samples of the five basic flavors (salty, savory, spicy, sour and sweet), and then learn how to use this information to serve cancer fighters even better. This event is always fun to watch! Please watch the video (HERE) for a demonstration the event.

After this, we explore the rest of the tasting and eating experience. Chef Ryan explains how to use this information to understand the eating experience, and how our perception of flavor changes during cancer treatments. Chef Ryan then concludes the talk with helpful real-world solutions on how to combat the most common eating-related side effects that cancer patients have to face on a daily basis.

The class is done like this because our mission is to empower people to take control of their life and take back an aspect of their life that cancer normally takes away, which is namely the pleasure of eating.

We also encourage you to consider purchasing books for your organization or hospital. Deaconess Hospital, in Evansville, Indiana, provides a copy of Cooking for Chemo… and After! to all of their oncology patients free of charge. Cooking for Chemo classes and books also qualify for grant funding, so it is very easy to bring this amazingly helpful resource to your community without having to dip into your own funding.

Don’t take our word for it! I urge you to reach out to Melanie Atwood, Executive Director of Gilda’s Club Evansville at 812-402-8667. Gilda’s Club Evansville often hosts our events, and would love to tell you about her experiences working with Chef Ryan. Click Here to Visit Gilda’s Club Evansville

I also invite you to do a little research on us. Check out our entire website and get a feel for our mission and what we actually do. We provide all of our information online completely for free. Chef Ryan regularly writes for Conquer Magazine, Oncolink (Part of the University of Pennsylvania) and

If you are interested in hosting a Cooking for Chemo Continuing Education Class at your organization, please send us an email with the following details:

Please put “Cooking for Chemo Class” in the subject line of the email.

Your name and contact information

Your organization

Your location

When you want to host the event

Email: [email protected]