The Food Circle, LLC
Hired 18 times
36 years in business
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Private Cooking Lessons
Nancy L Bentley
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My base rate is $70 per hour for cooking classes, nutrition and wholistic health services. Yet, because I offer a comprehensive selection of specialized food and services most chefs don't want or aren't able to offer, I generally do customize my food and menus. So, an initial conversation will enable me to really hone in on what you're looking for and allow me to better customize a menu and pricing that will work for all of us. I am generally open to working out a more economical project-based quote on group classes, especially with a series.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I find it helpful for both of us to have a brief phone call or meeting first, so we can communicate effectively to determine your needs and preferences. Then I am better able to customize something that works best for you, which is my preference. A brief chat about what you're looking for will save us tons of time and energy in the long run. To initiate the process, after our initial message, please text me with your name and email and a best time to talk. With personalized nutrition or holistic health counseling, we will save time, energy and money in the end with an initial assessment, often handled within 1-1.25 hours. This allows me to craft and deliver the best program that's geared to what you really need. Whatever I'm doing professionally, clients always get the 'full value' of my extensive food, nutrition, culinary, health and wellness training and experience. I'm honest, open, authentic, light-hearted and insightful.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My undergraduate work was done at Cornell University, with a Foods, Nutrition and Communications Bachelor degree. In addition to graduate Master's work in Adult and Community Education from the State University of New York, I've completed additional certification and training in healthy cooking, personalized nutrition, metabolic typing, Gut health, holistic psychotherapy and I'm also an ordained Minister of Healing.