Looking to change up your dinner routine and help a good cause?

Chobani and Hudson Valley Eats have created a virtual family cooking series designed to ensure local families in need have access to nutritious food.

The “Chobani Family Cooking Series,” hosted by Cooking for a Cause kicks off  April 13 with 100% of ticket sales going to benefit three local nonprofits fighting against food insecurity: Feeding Westchester, Food Bank of Hudson Valley, and Dutchess Outreach.

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Tickets are $50 per family and each virtual class will be led by a New York-based chef teaching simple recipes. Additionally, 75 local families in need will receive complimentary tickets to the virtual cooking series — and Chobani will make in-kind donations to each of the charities.

Chef Jake Briere is Chobani's Corporate Chef. He will lead a virtual cooking class on April 13.

The first class, April 13 is “Desserts for the Win: Fun and Healthy Sweet Treats,” with Jake Briere, Chobani’s corporate chef, who will demonstrate how to make glazed blueberry and lemon cake, Greek Yogurt whipped cream, and a quick no-churn banana ice cream.

Westchester-based Leslie Lampert will teach parents how to make "Kid-Approved Meals."

Westchester-based chef and former restaurant owner Leslie Lampert will lead “Kid-Approved Meals Hiding in Your Fridge,” on April 27. Lampert, the founder of Ladle of Love, will demonstrate how to make smoothies, macaroni and cheese, and veggie sticks.

Hudson Valley chef  Zach Berger will lead a virtual cooking class. All the profits will go to nonprofits helping to fight food insecurity in the Hudson Valley.

“Farm-To-Home: Sustainable Dining,” with chef Zach Berger wraps up the series May 11. Berger will make frozen bark and teach guests how to make a yogurt sauce and simple chicken pitas.

How it works

Prior to each lesson, registered participants will get a shopping list to cook along with the chef, or opt to simply watch along. The sessions are designed for the whole family with chefs eager to interact and answer questions.

Tickets can be purchased online at  hudsonvalleyeats.com/chobani

Karen Croke is the features editor for lohud.com and poughkeepsiejournal.com. Find my stories here. Reach me at [email protected]