Recipes 4 Survival

Recipes 4 Survival

5.0(3 reviews)
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I am a Health Supportive Private Chef to a celebrity couple in their 80's so I my knowledge of nutrition and specific diets is always in the forefront of my mind. I love teaching knife skills and sharing various cooking techniques and grocery shopping.

My teaching skills are organic in nature and life affirming focused on mindfulness and tips to help live a sustainable lifestyle. This leads to a great deal of creativity and Ah Ha moments.


Hired 2 times
27 years in business
Serves New York , NY
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Paypal, Zelle

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Student age(s)

Child (under 13), Teenager (13 – 18), Adult (over 18)

Interested cuisines

American, Japanese, Chinese / Asian, BBQ, Italian, French, Mediterranean, Mexican / Latin, Healthy, Vegetarian / vegan

Desired cooking skills

Basic cooking skills, Knife skills, Soups and sauces, Roasting and braising, Grilling, Baking - bread

Number of people

1 person, 2 people, 3 – 5 people, 6 – 10 people, 11+ people

Recipe difficulty

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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  • Reviews

    0 reviews


    Lisa K.

    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!
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    March 25, 2019
    Hired on Lessons


    Isabelle K.

    She put an healthy rhythm in her cooking !
    I will recommend her in a minute!
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    February 12, 2018


    Elena C.

    Im 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 couldnt recommend her more highly - everything she makes is super tasty, and shes as fabulous as her food.
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    February 12, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    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. 

    Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Healing alum

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

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

    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. 

    Maybe ask for an agenda of what he/she imparts 

    Services offered

    Knife Skills