Rediscover the simple pleasure of a family meal – fresh, healthy and unprocessed food shared with the ones you love. Such meals do not need to be a special occasion; they can become a stress-free, everyday ritual, even for the busiest families.
At the Rustic Gourmet cooking classes, you will learn to make healthy, delicious meals – from scratch – requiring no more time or effort than the use of processed, pre-prepared foods. One class with Simone will convince you that “getting dinner on the table” need not be a chore or a complex process requiring hours in the kitchen.
In addition to being a fantastic gift for any home chef, our cooking classes are the perfect Girls’ Night Out, team building experience, as well as a fun evening to gather a few couples together. The fact that you get to enjoy a superb meal at the end is just an added bonus!
Simone welcomes cooks of every level and background into her home kitchen, encouraging everyone’s hands-on involvement and development of their own food intuition. No matter your previous experience around a kitchen, you will leave a more confident and inspired cook – able to prepare vibrant dishes from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Taking classes with Simone at Rustic gourmet is fun, relaxing, stimulating and highly creative. She always plans an interesting variety of healthy dishes to prepare. It is a “hands on” class; everyone has an opportunity to work in groups and prepare one of the dishes on the menu. This is always done with Simone’s guidance and magical touch.
The unique aspect about the classes is that Simone encourages everyone to use their intuition about cooking, to “connect” with the food and “feel” what ingredients it needs. This certainly does not come naturally to me, but I’m slowly learning to trust my instinct with food!
The social aspect is wonderful. Besides cooking in teams, we get to sit down and enjoy meal we have prepared. We relax over a glass of wine, it is an great opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with old friends.
Simone is passionate about helping people make healthy choices, and is constantly teaching and giving tips on healthier shopping and cooking options to feed our families.
I highly recommend Rustic Gourmet cooking classes; it has changed the way I think about food and cooking!
~ Kay Abelson