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About Emily A.

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Albuquerque, NM
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About Emily
I'm so glad you're here!

I've been in love with cooking healthy energizing food for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and grew up surrounded by art and music; nurtured by my family, and propelled by my innate need to create.

Whatever my future, the results are sure to be passionate, soulful and sincere. My mission as a certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Personal Chef is turning your kitchen from a place of anxiety and frustration, into a healing, loving environment.

I work with couples and families who want to feed their family healthier meals. I specialize in various diets, from vegan + vegetarian to gluten free, paleo and ADHD. An alternative diet doesn't equal a bland diet. Think of me as your food advisor. We'll work together to create your ideal kitchen environment, setting you up for co
ntinued success, growth and vibrant living!
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Monica April 30, 2017
· Cooking · Online
Emily was a patient & knowledgeable instructor. She was easy to talk to & answered all my questions. She made cooking my first frittata an enjoyable experience! I highly recommend cooking with Emily!
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Monica April 30, 2017
· Cooking · Online
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Eric April 24, 2016
· Healthy Cooking · In home
Emily's teaching exceeded all my expectations for the four lessons she gave me on healthy cooking. She arrived punctually, well-prepared, and brimming with cheerful, well-informed advice that allowed me to gain far more confidence with my efforts in the kitchen! I highly recommend her! I couldn't have been happier.
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Emily A.

Emily A.

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$53 / 60-min

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Sparkill, NY
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Candy V.

Candy V.

Online
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$30 / 30-min

About Patrick M.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Patrick
I have always had a passion for food. I was brought up in my grandparents' restaurant in a small town in the Black Forest. My father is a chef and my mother is a confectioner. Growing up, l was always surrounded by amazing, gourmet food, and I quickly developed an interest in experimenting with different ingredients and cooking techniques. Through this experimentation, I learned the true artistic form food can take, while experiencing first-hand the effort and knowledge required to bring such beauty to light.
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Patrick M.

Patrick M.

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$30 / 30-min

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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$60 / 30-min

About Jaqueline D.

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Soledad, CA
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About Jaqueline
I am from Hispanic decent so i can assure you my cooking leassons are for beginners and you dont find the authentic recepies online. Great for another learning to cooking or simply want a fun date night!
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Jaqueline D.

Jaqueline D.

Online
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$34 / 45-min
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About Catherine D.

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Philadelphia, PA

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About Catherine
I am a professional meal prep expert, nanny, and nutrition minor. I have been following a home-based "healthy alternative" diet for three years. Students will learn to turn their unwanted cravings of 'munchies' to cravings of veggies!

I can help you to create a meal plan for the week, or just daily. Students will learn simple recipes, as I have been focused on saving time as a college student. Mothers of children with autism, gluten sensitivity, dairy intolerance, and beyond all praise my aide in their kitchen.

I spent six months living with a family in Rome to broaden my knowledge of the kitchen. Turning the Italian diet of carbs, cheese, and more carbs into a weight loss opportunity was no easy feat! With my lessons, you too, can go to bed without bloating or heartburn, or knock off those pesky pounds.
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Catherine D.

Catherine D.

Online
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$15 / 30-min

About Norma J.

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Norwalk, CA

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About Norma
We all live once in this lifetime, I believe that my way of choosing paths has made become a stronger person.
With handling my problems, I've become a great listener, and make solutions work. I dont just teach. I'm a good learner. I love to learn from people. That's how I am the instructor that I am.
Not everyone is a teacher. But when you do get there.
You're a good inspiration for all that's around you.
My question is, "if you weren't given/shown choices in life, then how can you know you are doing right or wrong?"
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Norma J.

Norma J.

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$50 / 30-min

About Jahbria C.

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Laurel, MD
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Hello future Chef! My name is Chef Bri, I am 23 years of age and I’ve had a passion for cooking since my early childhood years! I breathe sleep and legitimately eat FOOD!! I’ve been cooking since the age of 7 and cooking professionally 8 years. I’ve worked in a plethora of restaurants from fast food to fine dining. I mostly enjoy teaching to others what I’ve learned throughout my years of cooking and what fun and artistic touches I love to add to food to make it that much more enjoyable! 😋🍴 I really hope that lessons with me can help you to become more knowledgeable of food and all it’s artistic features and yummy flavors it offers!
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Jahbria C.

Jahbria C.

Online
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$67 / 30-min

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