Cook on Every Corner (CEC) was developed by Dr. Wendy Kohatsu in partnership with HKI. It was a 6-week basis culinary training for local influencers (doctors, nurses and community leaders working with underserved populations) in Santa Rosa, California. We believe we shared the skills needed to help the community prevent and reduce chronic diseases through healthy cooking and eating. Health professionals and educators are people, too—and exceptionally busy ones whose own self-care can take a back seat to client care. The skills learned in our classes was as useful personally as they are professionally.

Click the image above to watch a little video about the program.


Every day in my practice, I see the long-term consequences of unhealthy diets. As doctors, we can take a proactive, preventive approach by teaching our patients to invest in daily food choices that promote health and reduce chronic disease.
— Dr. Wendy Kohatsu