Spend Your Summer Learning From the Best

Join Us for NGI Summer Programming!


New York City offers the world’s best food scene. From unparalleled programming at Natural Gourmet Institute, to incredible restaurants, food festivals, and farmer’s markets, there’s something for all food enthusiasts.

Our exclusive summer programming at Natural Gourmet Institute combines the best of health and nutrition education with practical, hands-on workshops. All of our courses are rooted in founder Dr. Annemarie Colbin’s Seven Principles of Food Selection which state that food should be whole, seasonal, local, traditional, balances, fresh, and delicious.

We’ve curated a selection of our most popular programs to build a series of immersion programs: Food as Medicine, Food Therapy, and From Farm to Table. Each one focuses on a specific area of food, health, and sustainability. All classes are available a la carte at their original prices.

To help you make the most of your time in New York City, we’ve put together an exciting list of things to do and see, and places to eat and drink. These include iconic eateries, can’t-miss activities, and the best views of New York City. Class attendees will also receive discounts to partner stores, studios, and restaurants.

Food as Medicine Immersion, July 10 – August 4

Skill level: Intermediate and up

Prerequisites: Familiarity with culinary techniques and processes recommended.

Ideal for home cooks, private chefs, health coaches, culinary program graduates, nutritionists, and medical professionals.

This program explores the relationships between food, nutrition, and wellness — specifically, how the foods we eat impact our health. Part one, Food Therapy,  explores the differences between “illness” and “disease”, the relationship between food and health, and the cooking concerns for people with various illnesses. Part two, Culinary Nutrition, expands on Food Theory with in-depth, hands-on programming providing students with the ability to incorporate the fundamentals of nutrition into their culinary perspective.

Course Dates Schedule À la carte Together
Food Therapy Jul 10 – Jul 21 Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 4:30pm $5,550
Culinary Nutrition Jul 24 – Aug 4 Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 4:30pm $5,550
$11,100 $8,880


Spots for Culinary Nutrition are still available at the à la carte price

To join the waitlist for our July Food Therapy program, please email certificates@nginyc.com

Food Therapy Immersion, August 7 – September 1

Skill level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Ideal for individuals committed to learning the fundamentals of healthful cooking and interested in understanding the relationship between food and health.

This program guides individuals through the basics of cooking through the application of cooking techniques and food nutrition to more healthful, sustainable eating. Starting with the 2-week Intensive basic cooking course, students will learn the fundamental skills of healthful cooking, including knife skills, culinary techniques and processes, and global cuisines. This preparation is perfect for the more rigorous Food Therapy kitchen labs. Food Therapy explores the differences between “illness” and “disease”, the relationship between food and health, and the cooking concerns for people with various illnesses.

Course Dates Schedule À la carte Together
Basic Cooking Techniques: 2-Week Intensive Aug 7 – Aug 18 Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 4:00pm $2,995
Food Therapy Aug 21 – Sep 1 Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 4:30pm $5,550
$8,545 $6,836



Special thanks to our partners for the 2017 Summer Immersion Program!


Want to be a partner? Contact us at hello@nginyc.com



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