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Karen J.

2 Reviews
Wheeling, IL
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Karen J.

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This is Karen's specialty. Starting with Helen Hutchley's and Baskin Robbins and continuing to Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant, Karen has always loved and loved working with ice cream and desserts. She comes from a family of bakers and has experience working in commercial, farm and family kitchens. For individual instruction, group lessons and demonstrations, or for someone to create the dessert buffet for your next meeting or event, give Karen a call and you will have one sweet reward.

About Karen

I'm a life coach/counselor who'd love to help you get the most out of your life. Rev. Karen J. is an experienced and professional teacher, instructor, and counselor. An expert in Kabbalah, Karen is able to use ancient wisdom with modern techniques to help you to zero in on your issues in a fun, f

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Caring and motivational
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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

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Whether you're a complete newcomer to authentic Asian cuisine, or have been too intimidated by the unusual cooking equipment and ingredients to try making it yourself, this class is dedicated to helping you learn about Asian cooking.
Styles and tastes also varied by class, region, and ethnic background. This led to an unparalleled range of ingredients, techniques, dishes and eating styles in what could be called Chinese food, leading Chinese to pride themselves on eating a wide variety of foods while remaining true to the spirit and traditions of Chinese food culture.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Erica M.
Kelvin was an incredible teacher! He somehow made the very technical art of origami a bit easier to digest and do on our own from home. He was supportive and cheering us on, and his passion for origami was extremely evident. We can't wait to work with him again. Thanks, Kelvin!
Olena
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1st lesson and he was very engaging with my 6 year old.

Sadhna P.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Speaks Hindi, Gujarati, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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Sadhna P.

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Learn to cook modern and traditional mouth-watering Indian meals with Sadi.
Start the class by exploring spices used in an Indian kitchen; and learn various facts and uses of spices in our day to day life.
Tailor-made classes with wide choices of non-veg and veg curries, Indian bread, rice dishes, appetizers, chutneys, desserts, drinks, and many more recipes.
Gluten free, vegan, and plant based options available also.

About Sadhna

My passion for cooking traditional Indian food started from a young age. I learned from my mother as she cooked fabulous meals for the family and friends. I took my mothers authentic family recipes along with some of my creations and began to teach Indian cooking classes to friends and coworkers a

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Tracey Feild
It was great! Sadhna was well organized, had everything ready and was very accommodating to my tastes. I have basically set the menu for all of our classes! She demonstrated and explained everything. I feel confident I can do this myself!
Keval
Not only are Sadhna's recipes easy to follow, but it's a pleasure to watch Sadhna instruct. If you love Indian food, then you definitely want to learn from the best...and Sadhna is the best.
Amit
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our experience with Sadhna! A lot of ingredients in the layered Biriyani but Sadhna's patience let us fully grasp the process. The aromatic spices tasted amazing and we're already planning to attend again very soon! Gotta make sure to book a little in advance. Thank you, Sadhna!!

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Ezra L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $134
  • Teaches students 20 to 50
  • Awarded Food & Wine from 2016
  • Bachelors in Culinary Arts/Buissnes from Johnson & Wales University
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Ezra L.

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My name is Ezra Lewis and I am passionate about food and hospitality! I have a wide knowledge base in food and culture. I also have extensive experience across different fields of the industry from private yachts, golf courses, hotels, highend resturants etc. I am excited to shear the core skilles I have learnd over the last 13 years or so as a professional chef.

About Ezra

Been cooking professionally for over a deacade. Though most of my experience comes from restaurants I have quite a wide varieties of skill sets from baking ( having worked as a bread baker for 2.5 years ), butchery, deserts, Mediterranean/Middil Eastern, Caribbean cuisine and lots more. I have also

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Rob
Ezra is great! I really didn't know much going in, but Ezra was able to take me through show me some basic techniques and gave me some great recipes. He's a delightful guy!
Sarah Charles
Ezra is an amazing teacher! Being able to take classes from a master chef has been a real treat both for myself and my family. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and is able to explain techniques in a very concise way. His thoughtful and engaging instruction starts with basic cooking skills and advances to more difficult techniques. I finally feel comfortable making more complicated meals. He is also very patient and takes time to make sure that you really understand the nuances of preparing each dish. Would HIGHLY recommend his classes to anyone that is looking to acquire basic skills, on up to very difficult dishes. He is a true talent!!!
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Dr. Simone M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Best Health Author/Article from Zimmer Radio Group
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Dr. Simone M.

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Healthy cooking is not just about cutting back sugars, fats, and/or salt. The fear most have about healthy foods is that it won't taste good or appear pleasant to the our senses, and that is not always the case. I am sure these days, there are a ton of blogs and videos teaching you about the preparing a recipe, however, there is a lot of science and clinical facts that go into making a food truly healthy, for example, the nutritional quality of the food post cooking and upon digestion. How the food interacts with other nutrients or with your medications for that matter.

My goal through these lessons will be to educate you on how to preserve nutrients, how to get the most bang for your buck, how to allow the nutrients and ingredients to work medicinally in the body. A simple example, did you know that the spice turmeric is the king of spices when it comes to fighting the flu, cough, cold, insomnia, and even heart diseases. But, did you also know that it works best when combined ...

About Dr. Simone

My name is Dr. Simone. I manage my own Health Coaching practice. I am also a certified Reiki Therapist. I have a doctorate in nutrition (clinical/medical). I am also a certified health coach, weight management specialist, and my training was specialized in working with overweight and obese indi

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Claire
Dr. Suman was flexible while working on her presentation and always met deadlines. She made the experience extremely collaborative while having the education to speak to any ideas I had. Very personable and fun to work with!
Kruse
Dr. Suman is an awesome person!! She is so patient and is so knowledgeable in her field. Her passion for helping people live their healthiest life is undeniable. I loved working with her and I am living a healthier life without having to restrict my eating, counting calories, or following fad diets. Please work with her if you need to make some serious changes to your life.
Jessica
Dr. Suman is one of the most amazing people I have worked with. Her knowledge in the field is unmatched, but, I loved working with her because she is patient, kind, very compassionate, and will do all it takes to help her students. Please work with her if you are looking for someone to help you get off the diet cycle and learn to eat for your health. She does not stand for fads and will help you see results.
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Emily A.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 20 to 45
  • BA Humanities (Art, Writing + Film) from University of Pittsburgh
  • Teaches Beginner
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Emily A.

5 Reviews
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My focus is on Plant Based and Gluten Free Baking for beginners.

About Emily

I'm so glad you're here! What started with one cookbook and a need to get healthier inside and out has grown into a business. 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; nur

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HJ K.
She was great and the dish was amazing
Kim
Great. Excited trying new recipes.
Monica
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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"One of the important ingredients in cooking for others is love. Love of the diners, love of the food preparation, love of good ingredients...Sylvia has them all. Her skills and her flavor matching meals are wonderful and her generosity is obvious by those of us lucky enough to be beneficiaries of her pantry and oven. She is a fine chef and a fine instructor"
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Took Cooking lessons from Sylvia M.
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"I've been having trouble with a recipe and needed to get some advice. Stephanie was very nice and helpful. Explained many things that i didn't know and gave me great tips that i will try in my recipe!"
Sandy
Took Baking lessons from Stephanie G.
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"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."
Shanna Nardone
Took Baking lessons from Stephanie G.
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"We had a great time learning from Massimo. You can't learn the proper consistence of pasta dough from a book or video. We will be using all the techniques we learned. The marinara sauce he taught us to make was simple, but delicious. We will definitely call on Massimo again."
Barry
Took Italian Cooking lessons from Massimo D.
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"Massimo is an excellent cook and an excellent teacher. I enjoy his style of cooking and teaching. My favorite part would be going to an Italian restaurant and ordering and speaking in Italian. I have sampled many of his fantastic creations and can't wait for my cooking class on the Massimo's meatball!"
Candace
Took Italian Cooking lessons from Massimo D.
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"Very informative lesson - Stephanie knows her stuff!"
Ruben
Took Baking lessons from Stephanie G.
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"So helpful and thoughtful - she even asked me to follow up with a photo of the pie I was working on!"
Dani
Took Baking lessons from Stephanie G.
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"She takes her time and teach Great technique. She is very professional"
Dian
Took Baking lessons from Javon F.
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"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!"
Marya
Took Baking lessons from Stephanie G.
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"Terrific! Very helpful."
Melody Bromma
Took Cooking lessons from Maria P.
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