Chef Ginger's Cooking Classes

Chef Ginger's Cooking Classes

10 years in business

About this pro

I love to personalize my services to best fit the clients skill level, interests, goals and tastes.  I am well versed with food allergies, picky eaters, and various global cuisines.  I have nearly a decade of experience as a personal chef and cooking instructor.  I have sincere hospitality in my bones, and I love making people feel special with the gift of a meal cooked for them or even better.... teaching them the skills to repeat the meals time and time again. It's a beautiful exchange.  Note: I am Serv-Safe certified.

I love nothing more than teaching people a skill that serves a  The best moments for me are the "ah-HA" moments when students pick up new cooking skills and the moments of quiet with the first few bites with a few "mmmmm's".  Food is a necessity, but it can also be purely a time of joy & nourishment in one's day.  It excites me that students, any age, are making a point to learn such a fun skill.  It would be my honor to teach you!

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Denver, CO 80223
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We will begin with an intake survey so I can gain a better understanding of the student(s) cooking levels, goals, likes/dislikes, allergies, etc.  We will coordinate schedules and talk menus.  Day-of-Service I will have all food and tools on-site.  We will cook together, and I will provide recipes and lesson points.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am Serv-Safe certified.  I have worked in restaurant kitchens, event catering, at-home personal chef services, small dinner gatherings, and as an instructor for cooking classes.  I also was the head executive chef for a non-profit company.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing includes intake survey, schedule coordinating, menu planning, food sourcing, cost of food, cooking tools (when needed), course instruction prep to plating, cleaning, recipes & lesson notes.  Cost of food, # of people, # of courses are the price variants.

How did you get started teaching?

I was the Executive Head Chef for a non-profit company working to provide housing, personal and professional support for young adults with Autism.  While working there, I began to teach some of the autistic residents to cook.  As much as I had focused on honing in skills as a student myself, I discovered I also really love passing along cooking skills to others. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with teenagers, adults, students with allergies, students with autism, students with alternative diets, etc.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask questions, see if you jive with the person, be open.  Be honest about your skill level, there's nothing to prove.  We're all humbly improving each time we cook.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What's your budget? How many servings would you like to prepare? Are there time constraints? Would you like to use your own kitchenware and knives so you're learning with what you'll be using?

Lessons offered

Cooking Classes Italian Cooking Classes Knife Skills Classes Asian Cooking Classes