The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine (GCCM) was founded in 2012 as the first teaching kitchen operated within a medical school, establishing itself as a leader in the culinary medicine movement. As part of Tulane University’s School of Medicine, GCCM’s mission is to educate and train future physicians to understand and apply nutrition principles in a practical way. This education enables medical trainees to assist their patients with diet and lifestyle modifications that improve their health. In addition to training for future physicians, GCCM teaches continuing medical education classes for existing medical professionals as well as free nutrition-focused cooking classes for community members. GCCM uses an innovative curriculum and hands-on cooking classes to reach the overall goal of empowering participants to improve their health by learning how to plan, shop for, and cook food that is both nutritious and delicious.