Group Cooking Classes

Group Cooking Classes in Fairfield County

Did you know that know not only do spices make your food taste good, but they are so good for you too?

It’s a fact: healthy and delicious can go hand in hand!

No more boring Tuesday night chicken and salads. Grab a friend or a date and join me in the Kitchen to learn about the relationship between food and feeling fantastic. Get guided on a culinary journey that is all about fun, tasting, eating, and learning the essential skills to making healthy cooking easy.

Not only will you learn about the nutrients in a head of kale, but we might also talk about the best salt to cook with or how to avoid crying over onion chopping. The group cooking classes are always a mix of fun and informative.

2020 Group Cooking Classes

January
Post Holiday Reset Series at Wakeman Town Farm, click for menu and details
Tuesday January 14th, 21st and 28th, 9:30am. Sign up for one or all three at Wakeman Town Farm
February
Eat Well, Be Well – Edible Immunity Sunday February 2, 4:00pm or Tuesday February 11th, 10:00am

Healthy Valentines Date Night Friday February 14th, 6:30pm
March
Eat Well, Be Well – Party of 1 (or 2) Thursday March 19th, 10:00am or Sunday March 21, 4:00pm

Healthy Chinese Takeout Thursday March 26th 10:00am or Friday March 27th 6:30pm

April
Eat Well, Be Well – Lighten Up Your Eating, TBA

“Date Night” Italy in Spring Dinner, TBA

Scroll down for menus and to sign up!

JANUARY 2020

Reset Your Healthy Eating

Forget resolutions, they typically never work. Take a deep breath after the holidays and learn how to gently reset your eating habits, set healthy goals that actually last, and learn new skills in the kitchen to find balance in your meals that are healing and full of flavor. Join me for a three-part cooking/nutrition series that will get you excited about eating and feeling well in 2020.

1/14 Class 1: Get Back on Track. Learn how to balance your food, what a healthy plate should look like and how to make it taste great. Hearty Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Kale and Butternut Squash, Arugula Pear Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Farro Pilaf with Shiitakes and Greens

1/21 Class 2: Foods to Help with Immunity and Energy: Learn how to stay well this season through the power of the best foods to help support you this season.Red Lentil Masala Soup, Winter Superfoods Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing, Carrot Orange Smoothie

1/28 Class 3: Build Your Kitchen Confidence. Learn the secrets to making simple healthy food taste great and the skills to get you there. Turmeric Quinoa Sweet Potato Bowl, Black Bean Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Dressing, Morning Glory Breakfast Muffins

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Note: This series of classes is held at Wakeman Town Farm in Westport, CT

February Cooking Classes

Edible Immunity

Sunday February 2nd 4:00pm or Tuesday February 11th 10:00am

Food is medicine! Come and learn about the best foods to keep you healthy and strong this season and cook up some delicious healing dishes.

Garlicky White Bean Escarole Soup
Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Winter Vegetables
Shredded Brussel Sprout and Apple Salad
Immune Boosting Smoothie Shots

Choose Your Date

Happy Valentines Day!

Friday February 14th 6:30pm

Spend the night with your sweetie, or even a friend, and indulge in a delicious, yet loving menu!

Baked Salmon with a Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce
Cauliflower Rice Pilaf with Pumpkin Seeds
Winter Greens Salad with Pears, Toasted Walnuts and Gorgonzola
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Coconut Cream

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“I enjoyed the informality of the class because I felt I could ask any questions no matter how simple. And I came away feeling as though I had just eaten in a gourmet restaurant! And was delighted to take home your food!”

- Anne D.
"I loved all of the recipes! Absolutely delicious! I felt very comfortable asking questions and the flow of the class was perfect. I learned how to cook with healthy ingredients and I am looking forward to doing another, thank you!!"

- Mary I.

Cooking Class Details

  • Group cooking classes are typically demonstration and you will learn five, seasonal whole foods-based recipes along with plenty of discussion around relative health and cooking topics.
  • At the end of the 2-hour lesson (which include tasting/eating, lively discussion and having a fun time!) you will take home a packet of the recipes, and any other important handouts.
  • Come hungry! You will be eating the food we prepare. But note that there may be some time between cooking and eating.
  • The monthly menu is the menu that will be used for private group cooking lessons and cooking parties as well as more public cooking lessons. I am happy to accommodate food allergies or dietary restrictions. Please email me for more information.
  • To book your very own private group class, I request a minimum of 6 people, maximum of 10
  • Want to get in the kitchen and get hands-on? We can do that. Get in touch to find out how.
  • Classes are $140/per person, and nonrefundable. You may take a credit if it is within 72 hours of the class starting but please think of this as buying a ticket for a show. You are welcome to send a friend in your place.
  • For hands-on classes please wear closed-toed shoes, pants and long hair tied back. You will be standing, prepping and cooking for much of the class.