Recipes 4 Survival

Recipes 4 Survival

5.0 (3)
2 hires on
25 years in business

About this pro

I've been told I'm a great storyteller & I have great experinces to share. My skills as a private chef are well honed. I love sharing techniques. 

I love the free form organic nature that leads to a great deal of creativity while also demaning great focus & perfection at times. I enjoy this. 

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New York, NY 10009
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3 Reviews


  • Lisa Kulson

    Donna was fantastic! She was very attentive and patient with my 10 year old daughter. My daughter loved working with her, and she learned some great skills after just one session! Donna was pleasant, fun and respectful of our kitchen and home as well as I highly recommend her!

  • Isabelle K.

    She put an healthy rhythm in her cooking ! I will recommend her in a minute!

  • Elena C.

    I'm a middle aged woman wanting to shed some pounds without shedding flavor - Donna makes excellent healthful food based on classic mediterranean and california cuisine for me. We come up with a menu together comprising proteins, grains, veggies, and a wee starch or two. she also packs some extra surprise goodies. she delivers for a little extra which is great for my schedule. I couldn't recommend her more highly - everything she makes is super tasty, and she's as fabulous as her food.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get a clear understanding of the client/student's wishes and discuss in advance of our time together how I intend to accomplish that. 

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

Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Healing alum

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

I have a 3 hour minimum for cooking lessons. $40/hr =  $120.   

How did you get started teaching?

I'd say I started teaching because I was cooking for a family and their children loved to help & learn about cooking. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A recent event I love is attending the Opera House Cup regatta in Nantucket. I meet up with great old friends, we do a lot of great cooking & entertaining & sailing on competive boats with great yachtsmen & woman. 

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

Maybe ask for an agenda of what he/she imparts 

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