Chefs of All Ages Invited to Cook Virtually With The Giant Company Nutritionists This Fall

CARLISLE, Pa  – From family meals and hunger action to embarking on a worldwide culinary adventure, The GIANT Company’s team of nutritionists have plenty of fresh ideas for both meals and snacks for families this fall. Grab your aprons and join the nutritionists for free, live classes via Zoom for chefs of all ages this September and October.

National Family Meals Month™

Each September, The GIANT Company celebrates National Family Meals Month™ to shine a light on the importance of sharing meals together. The team of nutritionists are ready to inspire you with simple and affordable recipes in the kitchen, so you can spend more time where it matters – around the table. 

In honor of this celebration, The GIANT Company is giving away three pantry makeover experiences worth up to $150 each. Simply, attend the free virtual nutrition classes throughout the month of September—each class attendance counts as one sweepstakes entry. For more details and official rules visit

The schedule of National Family Meals Month classes includes Leisurely Lunches on Mondays at 12noon and Family Meals at 5 every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Whether you have students to feed or need lunchbox ideas yourself, prep along with the nutritionists Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and your lunchbox is ready to go for the next day. If you are feeling a little intimidated by the Instant Pot or not sure how to properly work your air fryer, The GIANT Company nutritionists are hosting “Kitchen Gadgets for Good Habits” every Thursday at 12noon to talk about how to tackle these trendy tools.

30 Days of Hunger Action

The GIANT Company is dedicated to eliminating hunger in communities 365 days a year but especially during September – Hunger Action Month, the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks’ awareness campaign designed to mobilize the public to act on the issue of hunger. Join The GIANT Company’s nutritionists each week to learn more about food insecurity, how to help others, and savvy ways to make meals on a budget. Orange is the color of hunger. Each week will feature a delicious and affordable, orange-inspired recipe to raise awareness. The Hunger Action virtual class schedule includes:

  • Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. Food Insecurity
  • Sept. 14 at 12 p.m.: Pay it Forward
  • Sept. 21 at 12 p.m.: Eating Healthy on a Budget 
  • Sept. 28 at 12 p.m.: $6 Meal Inspiration

October’s Worldwide Culinary Adventure

Are you ready for a culinary adventure? Japan, Egypt, and Brazil are just a few of the destinations The GIANT Company nutritionists be exploring on a virtual trip around the world this October. Join the team of nutritionists for this fun-packed, foodie series where you can whip up delicious cuisine and learn about countries from around the globe.

On Mondays at 10:30 a.m., mini chefs ages 6 and younger will enjoy a story and create nourishing snacks from apple cinnamon sushi rolls inspired by Japan to Egyptian pizza mummies and Antarctica banana penguins. Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., junior chefs ages 7 to 18 can try their hand at South African crunchies, Chinese veggie stir fry, Italian linguine al pesto or Mexican Day of the Dead mini fruit flan.

Families can also come together in the kitchen with Family Meals at 5 on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.  and Family Baking Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. both featuring easy to make recipes inspired from countries around the world. Or take your lunch break with The GIANT Company nutritionists as they whip up quick and easy recipes to make your Monday noon time meal a bit more exciting. This October, try French croque madame, Korean beef tacos or Vietnamese spring rolls and peanut sauce.

Also in October, experience a little bit of Germanyin the nutritionists’ virtual Oktoberfest series. From beer pairings to traditional German recipes, celebrate the iconic fall fest all month long:

  • Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.: Intro to Beer & Food Pairing 
  • Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.: Bratwurst with Red Cabbage 
  • Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.: Quick Puff Pastry Apple Strudel 
  • Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.: Oktoberfest German Beer Cheese Spread 

All classes are free to attend, but advanced registration is required for each class at A complete listing of ingredients needed for each virtual class is also available on the event page. In addition, customers can earn 50 CHOICE Rewards points when they register, provide their card number, and attend the entire nutritionist class.


About The GIANT Company

The GIANT Company​ believes that no matter where or how, when meals happen, families connect, and when families connect meaningfully, good happens. Guided by its brand platform, For Today’s Table®, the omni-channel retailer proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. A Great Place to Work™ certified company with more than 35,000 talented team members supporting nearly 190 stores, 132 pharmacies, 107 fuel stations, and over 150 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes, The GIANT Company is changing the customer experience and connecting families for a better future. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., The GIANT Company family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct. The Company is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information, visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.