A year ago Turnip the Heat Cooking was just a dream I had been holding onto for years. Finally, I got up the nerve to just jump. I am so happy I did! As exciting as it is to be finally living my dream, I am more moved by all the amazing people in my life who have help me get here.
I couldn’t have done it without the support of my husband, Justin, and son, Levi, who rooted for me everyday, and tasted every recipe, and helped me load and unload my car. My sister-in-law, Holly Piatek, who has been my side kick through so many classes and events, is always a source of calm advice.
I am also indebted to the kindness of Neha Patel, owner of Masala Pop, who took a chance and let me use her beautiful commercial kitchen to launch my business. Ben Meyer at Old Salt Marketplace has also helped my business grow, by letting me rent a lovely teaching space and offering great advice along the way. Thank you Hollywood Farmer’s Market and Ari Rosner for inviting me to teach at the market. I look forward to next summer and being at the market again. Lastly, Erin Rosvold, came to my very first cooking class and saw something she liked. I adored working with her and Whole Foods Market all summer and now count her as one of my good friends.
Thank you Leslie Li and Keenan McCune for designing my beloved logo, which makes me smile every time I look at it.
Most of all thank you to all my friends and clients who came to classes, sent their kids to classes and spread the word. I am still in shock that I won Best Kids Cooking School from PDX Metro Kids Calendar!
2015 is going to be another big year, I can feel it!
Happy New Year!
Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your aspiring Mini Master Chef? Turnip the Heat Cooking offers gift certificates redeemable for classes!
Classes for kids are $35 each, while classes for adults are $55 each.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a gift certificate.
Turnip the Heat is offering two different pie making workshops on Tuesday, November 25th.
Pie workshop for kids 8years and older at 3:30-5:30
Pie workshop for Families, for kids 6 years old and older 6:30-8:00
Classes are $35 per person. Each person will bring home 2 pies ready to bake.
Keep your eye out for my ad in November’s Metro Parent Magazine! Whoa! Turnip the Heat Cooking is in print!
AND, it is an awesome issue – THE FOOD ISSUE!
PS. I can’t believe today is November! My kids’ classes are almost full, but I still have room in my Thanksgiving sides class (for grown ups!)
Did you remember there is no school on Friday, October 10th? It is a Statewide inservice day! If you are looking for a fun way to kick of the day sign your kids up ( 6 years old and older) for a cooking class!
I am teaming with Whole Foods Market on Fremont and 15th to offer another cooking class! We will be exploring new ingredients and flavors and cooking up a delicious lunch! The class is 9:30am – 12:00pm.
Get more information and sign up here.
As someone who generally talks faster then I can think, I often stumble over words. (And frequently manage to misspell them!)
I loved this article with frequently mispronounced food words from the Oregonian’s Food Day.
And don’t forget to sign your kiddos up for my pie making class next Sunday!
I will be at the Hollywood Farmers Market – Portland, Oregon Saturday morning! I will be demoing sauteed cherry tomato crostini! Super yummy and super easy!
Stop by, have a taste and say hi! Demos are at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30.
It doesn’t feel like fall yet, but I have all my school supplies ready to go! I had a wonderful summer. My family spent a lot of time hiking and camping, as well as eating WAY too much ice cream.
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My schedule is filling up with private events. If you are interested in a birthday, bachelor, bachelorette or company holiday party, PLEASE contact me soon.