Signature Service: Cooking classes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: Cooking can be a bit messy, please dress accordingly. Bring your preferred cutlery, if desired.
Q&A with Jenni Emory, Chef and Instructor
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I hold a French Culinary Degree from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, and a Master Cake Decorator certificate from Wilton Chicago.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
We will enjoy many hand-made samples and tastings throughout the day, yet please do not come to class overly hungry.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My inspiration came from growing up on a small farm with my mom and dad cooking us farm-to-table meals every day. I love food. My passion for cooking for others and creating joy with my food revealed itself while I was a firefighter. I love nurturing people from within. I have learned that good food can be our greatest medicine. Life is delicious, and our food can be as well.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We take pride in cooking and teaching with local, sustainable, seasonal, organic, and healthy foods whenever and wherever possible, while always balancing flavor, nutrition, and the pure enjoyment of eating. My culinary training is vast and well-rounded, from pastries and baking to cuisines from all around the world, from wild to domestic meats to tofu and tempeh. We love catering to specific diets, such as diabetic-friendly, vegan, gluten-free, and more.
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