As someone who has been a Culinary Instructor and certified high school culinary arts teacher for 26 years, I have seen the challenges people encounter in the kitchen - lack of time, not knowing what to make, feeling like you prepare the same thing over and over to not having culinary skills. My mission is to help you overcome these obstacles and cultivate confidence, creativity, and calm in the kitchen, and use cooking as the path towards connection and joy. In class, we focus on knife skills, techniques, seasonality, and using local ingredients. Showing you how to work with what you have on hand and learning to use recipes as a loose guide, knowing they are not concrete but helpful inspiration. You'll learn practical cooking strategies to help save time and money.
These aren’t your typical cooking classes. You’ll question, learn, and deepen your knowledge, while learning to follow your intuition in a relaxed and nurturing environment. I am fully insured and have a ServSafe Manager Certification, as well as CPR/First Aid Certification.
These are an ideal way to inspire, excite, and get your kids cooking. Students learn knife skills, cooking techniques, how to choose produce, how to read a recipe, and how to cook without recipes. My goals are to help students cultivate curiosity, confidence, creativity, and calm in the kitchen. Classes are held in lower Westchester. After school classes are for 6 weeks and are 300. per person and include all food and equipment. Please send a take-home container so students can bring home what they make. As a 26-year licensed culinary arts teacher, I know the importance of designing classes to incorporate math, reading, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity through the life skill of cooking while having FUN!
PRIVATE IN PERSON CLASSES
Perfect for someone wanting to hone their culinary and baking skills by focusing on techniques. You will receive via email a shopping/ingredient/equipment list and recipes one week prior to the class. The rate for a single session class for 1 - 4 people is 450. for an approximate 2 1/2 hour class. Ingredients are not included in the cost of the class. For each additional person, the cost is 95. per person. A series of 5 classes are available; 2000. Classes are typically held in your home. We serve the NYC tri-state areas (Westchester County, Fairfield County, Northern NJ, and NYC).
PRIVATE VIRTUAL CLASSES
An excellent option for individuals looking for one-on-one time, households wanting to bond over a fun activity, or groups of families and friends looking to share a new experience from their own homes. You will receive via email a shopping/ingredient/equipment list and recipes one week before the class. The rate for an approximate 2 hour virtual class is 250. and includes everyone in your household. Additional friend or family households can be included for a supplementary 50. per household - up to an additional 10 households.
TRAIN THE TRAINER
Family and Consumer Science teachers looking for professional development in culinary, fashion, textiles, or child development. Classes are offered in person and virtually and can be accommodated for up to groups of 20. Curriculum development, implementation, SEL, and DEI.
GROUP VIRTUAL CLASSES
Online group classes are great for learning a single subject. You will receive via email a shopping/ingredient/equipment list and recipes one week prior to the class. The cost for a 90-minute class is $50. Class size is limited to 12 people.