Milestone HCQU West: Healthy Cooking Classes for Self-Advocates

Hosted by the Milestone Health Care Quality West (HCQU).

In these hands-on, virtual cooking classes, participants will cook an entrée and side dishes from start to finish. Follow along as Registered Dietician, Laura Yautz, demonstrates each recipe. Laura will also share kitchen safety tips, nutrition facts, and explanations of cooking  terminology. Gather your housemates, staff, and co-workers to cook a meal and then sit down and enjoy eating it together.

The ingredient list, equipment list, and operational flow will be emailed a week prior to the class so you can be ready to cook.

  • January’s menu: crispy chicken tenders, Dijon green beans, and zucchini fritters.
  • February’s menu: crab cakes with spring green salad, cheddar biscuits, and strawberry tartlets.
  • March’s menu: Irish chicken stew, smoky sauteed kale with garlic, and soda bread biscuits.

**This class is limited to 4 groups. Participants should be prepared to actively engage in activities and discussion by utilizing the webcam and audio features of the Zoom platform.**

Laura Yautz is a Registered Dietician and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 15 years in the field. She is the owner of Being Nutritious (, a website featuring easy recipes and tips to help make cooking for a healthy heart easy and delicious for everyone.

Milestone is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of support, treatment, and residential and vocational services to individuals with behavioral health challenges, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities. The Milestone Health Care Quality Units serve 18 western Pennsylvania counties by providing training to developmental disability providers, thus setting the standard for care.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, March 14, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Past Dates

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm