Cooking Classes

Cooking classes in the comfort of your own home.

Many people have come to me for advice in the kitchen over the last few years.  From tips and tricks, to recipes, to plain and simple how to’s.  This is where I got the idea to begin teaching cooking classes.  These classes are a great way to learn something new, try a new recipe, learn new techniques or polish up on current skills, and most importantly, have fun with food!

What You’ll Learn

In these highly interactive classes, you will:

  • Learn terminology and time management
  • Learn the definition and importance of “mise en place” in the kitchen
  • Learn knife cuts
  • Learn cooking techniques
  • Learn new skills
  • Try a new recipes
  • Have fun with friends and/or loved ones
  • Play with food!

When to Host a Cooking Class

Here are some ideas for hosting a cooking class in your home:

  • Girls night in
  • Date night
  • To teach young adults some basics before they move away from home
  • Expand your culinary knowledge
  • Have a family “hands on” cooking night with the kids
  • For singles to learn how to cook smaller meals
  • For guys: wow the ladies!
  • For ladies: you know the way to his heart…
  • As a gift for a loved one or friend

Types of Cooking Classes

The cooking classes I offer are completely customizable.  They can focus on a wide array of topics, from cuisine styles to special needs recipes.  Here are some examples of the types of classes I can provide:

  • Knife cuts
  • Cooking techniques
  • Learn a recipe you have always wanted to try
  • Healthy cooking with whole foods
  • Grilling (meat and/or vegetables)
  • Vegetarian or vegan
  • Paleo
  • Gluten-free
  • Special dietary needs (low-sodium, allergies, etc.)
  • Charcuterie
  • Soups and stews
  • Wine pairing
  • Cooking for one
  • Fine dining meal
  • Breakfast and brunch classics
  • Lunch items

Structure of the Classes

  • Aprons, cutting boards, and knives provided (for up to 4 people)
  • Customized class: pick from the list above, or I can create any kind of class you desire
  • Maximum number of guests will depend on the kitchen size
  • Questions and participation are encouraged!

Areas Available

I am available for a wide range of areas throughout the Tahoe region:

  • Lake Tahoe Basin
  • Truckee/Donner
  • Reno
  • Carson City
  • Gardnerville
  • Minden
  • Topaz
  • Dayton


  • The cost is $50 per person (travelling outside the Lake Tahoe Basin will incur an additional cost)
  • The host supplies the groceries (I will provide a shopping list)


Let’s get cooking!