LET’S HAVE SOME FUN EXPERIENCES!
I am passionate about what I do, and eager and happy to share my knowledge on all things related to the enjoyment of food and beverage. Some of the experiences I offer include:
HANDS-ON COOKING CLASSES
Cooking with Kids
My experience as an auntie of three has taught me so much about what keeps kids engaged and active in the kitchen. These classes utilize healthy, kid-friendly recipes and tools (with lots of tastes along the way!) that will introduce kiddos to a variety of new tastes and experiences. I have taught students as young as 2 years old, and believe it’s never too soon to start teaching kids about food, where it comes from and open their eyes to the delicious options that are out there.
Private In-Home / Vacation Home Cooking Classes for Adults & Families
My hands-on and highly interactive private cooking classes are inspired by the abundant seasonal offerings of the Bay Area’s Farmers Markets.
I love to introduce clients to new and unusual produce and to show them the best way to prepare it. In this class, I will also review basics like how to hold a knife, proper cooking techniques and how to season dishes to perfection.
Classes include all materials and recipes.
WINE EDUCATION CLASSES
How to Taste Wine Like a Pro
In this class I will walk you through best practices for tasting wine. You will learn how to open a bottle, how to hold your glass, how to taste the wine, how to serve it, use the proper vocabulary, and we will review popular wine varietals. You will head home with a new found appreciation for wine, and some new techniques and information with which to impress friends at your next party!
Food & Wine Pairings 101
Pairing wines with food doesn’t have to be intimidating! In this class we will review the “do’s and don’ts” of food and wine pairings. Then we’ll play around a bit so you can get comfortable talking about food and wine, and feel confident about coming up with some pairings of your own in your kitchen.
DESIGN & COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS
Learn how to set a proper table that will impress your guests.
Learn the step-by-step art of putting together breathtaking floral arrangements that will elevate your party décor.
Build a Board
Learn my approach to building legendary and colorful Cheese, Charcuterie and Crudité boards.
Salads that Wow!
Learn my tricks and secrets for creating showstopping salads and delicious dressings.