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About Dave H.

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Severna Park, MD
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About Dave
I owned my own deli and drop-off catering business for years. I have worked in high end Country Clubs, private schools and large corporations like Marriott and Sodexo. My food philosophy is food tastes best in its natural state and healthy food can be delicious. I am lucky to be able to express my artistic side in the creation of food and I am positive people can learn to eat well, happily. I love all the different classes and events I am able to create and teach as well as the food we get to enjoy doing so! It's so much fun to meet new people every day and watch them learn!
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C. W. Biggs March 16, 2017
· Healthy Cooking · In studio
The class was a blast. My wife and I gave each other a gift to take a cooking class from Dave Hammer. The lessons weren't too complicated and even an old guy like me was able to do it. A great date night for any couple. Highly recommended.
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Dave H.

Dave H.

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About Stephanie G.

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Berkeley, CA

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About Stephanie
After 15 years working in high-tech I had enough of the constant stress, demanding work and long hours scrunched at my desk trying to solve other peoples issues. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do next so I started taking classes in anything that sounded interesting. I took my first cooking class at the local community college and loved the way it made me feel. It wasn't until I took my first baking class in this degree program that I knew I was home. After graduating with a hospitality management degree, I transferred to Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island to earn a degree in Pastry Arts

My first job was with the Rhode Island Hospital. This hospital had received great recognition for the quality of food the kitchen produced. The director wanted to create a pastry program to expand the selections even more. Thus starte
d my career.

Coming back to the bay area, I wanted a more autonomous position, so I went into business for my self; first with a whole sale bakery which morphed into a catering business. I did this for 12 years, and loved it. All this time I was teaching community baking classes, adult education baking and pastry classes, and teaching part time at Mission College in Santa Clara.

I was then asked by Mission Valley ROP program to create a culinary/pastry program from scratch. It was a real challenge, but I found I really like challenges. From there I went to work for Whole Foods as a Pastry Chef.

After a few years of working for WFM I started teaching at the Art Institute in San Francisco. From there I went to Le Cordon Bleu, Also in San Francisco.

In the middle of all this I got married to a wonderful man.

The Cordon Bleu closed in September of 2016. Which brings me to the present. I am passionate about teaching baking and pastry, and hope to create a program which will allow students to understand baking, not to just follow recipes. My goal is to flame the creativity, and passion in my student, and fuel the desire to keep learning.
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Ruben July 25, 2018
· Baking · In home
Very informative lesson - Stephanie knows her stuff!
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Marya June 8, 2018
· Baking · In home
We hired Stephanie to do baking classes for my 11 year old daughter and could not be more pleased!! I came home yesterday to not only delicious pastries, but a brightness and pride on my daughter's face that is rare for her. Seeing her shine and develop her passion is priceless! Thank you Stephanie and we look forward to many more lessons in the future!
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Shanna Nardone May 23, 2018
· Baking · In home
Had a great time learning the basics of pie and bread making with Chef Stephanie. She is very knowledgeable, patient and hands on. She helped create a curriculum that I was interested in and was well organized, so I was able to have everything I needed before the class to ensure it's success.
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Stephanie G.

Stephanie G.

Berkeley, CA 94704
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About Love-Darlie A.

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Miami, FL
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About Love-Darlie
I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and Business from FAU and have 6 years of extensive experience tutoring students of all ages. I believe in providing tutoring sessions in which I can incorporate concepts in a fun and concise manner. I have a broad conceptual understanding of mathematics at an advanced level and strive to convey my love for math onto my students. My mission is to help you succeed in your respective endeavors, whether it is by helping you with homework or preparing for your next big test!
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Love-Darlie A.

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About Brian L.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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About Brian
I love to cook but not only cook I love to cook from scratch I like to make as much as possible. I can cook various styles of food from vegan to a roasting pig over a fire. I know that the wrong diet can make people depressed and the right one can make people blissfully happy.

I started by cooking with my mother and learning dishes from my grandmothers. when old enough I started working in kitchens with very talented cooks and eventually chefs. I then started to not only run but design and build kitchens.

I then found out I had heart disease and stopped cooking for a while. But when I started cooking again it was with a renewed vigor for cooking and with a focus to get away from chemicals. I eat food and learning how to cook from scratch as much as possible I don't have the issues I used to have with food.
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Kenneth July 5, 2018
· Cooking · In home
I had always wanted to learn how to make a pecan pie. Bryan came over to the house and taught me everything from the crust to the filling he knew it all including his secret ingredient. Thanks Bryan.
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Brian L.

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About Lakenya C.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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About Lakenya
I studied at Le Corn Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona. I went on to become a 2 time award winning Chef at the Scottsdale Culinary Art Festival. I currently demonstrate delicious food and desserts on Sonoran Living Live on ABC 15
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Lakenya C.

Lakenya C.

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About Cupp O.

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Las Vegas, NV
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About Cupp
I'm 52 yes young born and raised in the Bay Area California,I've been cooking and loving it for 35 yrs
My culinary journey started in the San Francisco culinary academy in 1986---1989 where I graduated and went on to work some hotel Resort,and restaurant where finally ending the journey here in Las Vegas where I opened and operated a BBQ restaurant for 4yrs where cooking lessons we're born which leads us to the present.
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Cupp O.

Cupp O.

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$167 / 60-min

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