For more than 40 years, Gonzales School of Languages has unraveled an array of tongues with group and private language lessons for all ages, taught by native speakers. The staff of instructors gets novice linguists started on their paths to becoming master polyglots during interactive classes, sharing their own anecdotes and experiences while instilling knowledge of the target language's culture. Small-group classes allow for a variety of basic communications among students and their instructors, and the one-on-one nature of private courses provides a tailored experience for advanced students who are tired of practicing by shouting into caves.
Food—buying it, cooking it, relishing it—is central to The Life Long Weigh. Karen Hill, M.D., and her team of registered dieticians anchor their weight-loss and detoxification programs in diets of whole foods. During tours of grocery stores, they holler about the benefits of certain grains, vegetables, and other natural ingredients. Cooking classes teach students how to pack vegan meals with protein and prepare satisfying desserts without loads of sugar. Dr. Hill's weight-loss programs also include group meetings and behavioral therapy to motivate clients to follow through on their new diets.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Sushi 101 Class
Pro Tip: Two rules for our classes: come hungry and dress casual.
What makes your business stand out?
A personalized, one-on-one instructional experience that teaches any sushi student the truth behind sushi and the very essence of great sushi. We offer a simple and easy-to-understand course on making great sushi at home.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
Typical sushi classes are way too expensive. Even sushi itself can sometimes be too expensive to learn how to make yourself. We wanted to change all that.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The Sushi 101 classes are designed to be educational but fun and memorable. Everyone leaves the classes with a strong understanding about sushi and will hopefully share the knowledge with friends, family, and co-workers.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"It was so much fun! It was also so easy and I left so full!"
What?s your favorite part about your job?
I eliminate the misconceptions about sushi and teach people how to make great sushi?one person at a time.
From a front-row seat on the kitchen stairs, a young Tia Robinson watched her mother cook delicious meals and decadent sweets for the family. As she took in the sights and smells, Tia envisioned herself one day doing the same. In college, the self-proclaimed foodie honed her cooking skills, but she only truly got hooked on baking after she made a batch of cupcakes for coworkers. Today, Tia's passion for cupcakes and cakes of all sorts can be seen in every one of the desserts crafted by her business, Tastee Tee's. She creates nearly 20 cupcake flavors, from simple and elegant chocolate cakes with chocolate frosting to more innovative creations such as caramel delight, alongside custom-created cakes and bite-size cake pops. Best of all, Tia customizes her creations for just about any event, be it a wedding, birthday party, or anniversary, and shares her talents during cake-pop baking, decorating, and digesting classes.
Better Way Gourmet was born out of the frustration that can result from trying to cook at home while balancing a busy schedule. As a company, its singular goal is to streamline the process of nutritious and gourmet eating for its clients, taking care of the planning of meals so they don't have to. To that end, Better Way's meal plans may be accessed online with weekly menu plans, shopping lists, and brand recommendations. The site accommodates those with dietary restrictions with healthy homestyle and gluten-free meal plans.
Better Way also strives to foster a gourmet cooking community. The site hosts forums, regular articles, and members-only handshakes to keep people in the loop with recipes and other happenings within the online gourmet-cooking network.
At xoco-latte, two local bakers create mouthwatering chocolate treats, pies, cupcakes, and rustic loaves of bread, all handmade and free of gluten. In the bakery, chefs whip up crusty baguettes, rich bonbons and truffles, and sweet cookies with gluten-free ingredients in a facility designed to prevent cross-contamination. The result is a bounty of sweet and savory treats ideal for anyone, whatever their dietary needs. Curious clients can expand their culinary skills with xoco-latte's classes, from lessons in making your own bonbons, to classes on how to interpret nuanced tastes.