Cooking Classes and Demos

Private and Group Cooking Classes

Learn how to create healthy and delicious plant-based meals while having fun! My private and group cooking classes are a great way to add variety to your meals, improve knife skills, learn new cooking techniques, and discover healing benefits of natural foods. Classes can also be geared to address a specific health condition such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, heart disease, weight loss, or digestive issues.

Join one of my group classes, schedule a one-on-one class, or invite a few friends to join you.  Classes are typically hands-on and held in my home or yours, but can also be interactive, demo-style for larger groups (See Cooking Demonstrations). Each participant will receive cooking instruction, generous tastings, and a recipe packet.

Cooking Demos

My cooking demonstrations are fun, interactive, and customized for the needs of your group. Cooking demonstrations can be held in your home for a dinner party, or at a business for a wellness seminar or a special event. Cooking demos include lively preparation of a recipe or an entire menu (depending on length of demonstration), discussion of healing benefits of ingredients and recipes, and Q&A.

Scheduling and Pricing

Give me a ring so we can set up a day and time that works for both of us and discuss class theme and menu items. Classes are about 3 hours long. Classes start at $175 plus the cost of groceries for 1-2 people. Groups of 3-10 are $65-$95 per person all inclusive (cost depends on menu and number of recipes). Group classes and special pricing for multiple class packages are also available. Demo pricing depends on length of demonstration and cost of supplies.

Call or email for a detailed quote.

Sample Classes

All classes can be made plant-based, vegan, or with animal products depending on your preference. Don’t see something you have been wanting to learn? Just ask me to put a class together around your favorite cuisine or ingredients you love! 

Knife Skills! Learn best practices for slicing, dicing, and chopping to make cooking more fun and less like a chore! Knife selection and care, basic cuts, and some more advanced cuts for garnishing will be covered.

Healing soups! Learn how to make a variety of soups that will keep you healthy year-round. Choose from hearty bean soups, sweet & creamy vegan soups, miso vegetable soups, noodle based soups, bone broths, vegan bone broths, and more!

All About Beans! Learn preparation techniques that will make beans more digestible, delicious, and creamy! Discover the virtues of the pressure cooker as well as slow cook methods. Seasonal recipes are included to make the most of local produce.

Macrobiotic Cooking 101- Explore the world of macrobiotics, the study of how to live the great life! Simple and delicious plant-based meals are made with seasonal ingredients using a variety of cooking methods, and are balanced to include the 5 tastes, and a variety of colors and textures. Meals are designed to be alkaline-forming, easy to digest, and full of nutrients.  A discussion about how to eat (not just what to eat) to create optimal health and vitality is included.

Ayurvedic Cooking 101– Learn how to make meals that are easy to digest, have a balance of tastes, textures, and colors, and are seasoned according to the time of year. Learn about adjustments you can make in diet and lifestyle to pacify your body type (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha).

Mediterranean themed classes– explore different Mediterranean dishes such as Spanish Paella,Tabbouleh, Dolmas, Hummus, Greek Salads, Niçoise Salad, Italian Pestos, and more! I’ll design a menu around your favorite dishes.

Sushi dinner party! Learn how to make perfect sushi rice, prepare fresh fillings, and discover the art of making beautiful norimake, nigiri, and hand rolls.

Make your own Spring Rolls! Learn how to make colorful, fresh spring rolls with delicious dipping sauces. Perfect for the warm weather!

Tamale workshop! Learn how to make homemade tamales from scratch, using healthy plant-based ingredients. A variety of doughs, fillings, and salsas give you many options to make these for parties year round.

Thai cooking! Learn how to make Thai favorites like Tom Kha (Coconut) Soup, Pad Thai, Red Curry, and more!