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Private Cooking Lessons
Chef Joanna was easy to work with. She help me put together a gift certificate for my son-in-law for Christmas. He is so excited about his cooking classes! Can't wait to get back to Tennessee and give her a call to set up his class.Dec 28, 2014Verified
A big thank you goes out to Chef JoAnna for an awesome afternoon!! I am so glad my sister-in-law surprised us with a Hands-On Cooking Class during our weekend trip in Nashville. Chef JoAnna came to the condo prepared with everything she needed to teach us how to make a fabulous meal. Since there were three couples we separated into two teams to make Cajun-Style Pasta E Fagioli with Beans and Andouille Sausage as well as Apricot-Chipotle Glazed Pork Chops, Sweet Potato and Roasted Brussels Sprouts. My favorite part of the lesson was learning how to hold a knife correctly, chop vegetables like a pro, and learning the secret to cutting up a green pepper without making a mess with the seeds. Chef JoAnna has an awesome sense of humor and a great personality. She truly loves what she does and it shows. I never would’ve thought a cooking lesson could be so much fun. I highly recommend her lesson for an afternoon of good food and good friends.Apr 7, 2019
Private Cooking Lessons
Chef JoAnna, was truly AMAZING! My Girl Scout Troop needed to earn their cooking badge and I was lost on what to do. Chef JoAnna provided a healthy, fun option for my girls and they enjoyed every bit of it! The thing I liked the most about Chef JoAnna was the confidence she gave us...I mean, we had two non-cooking moms with eight girls trying to cook...how scary is that! But Chef gave us the guidance and encouragement we needed to complete the dish and it was DELICIOUS!!! I would use her again and again. Oh and she's priced very reasonably! Thanks again Chef JoAnna you saved our day!Dec 15, 2014Verified
I hired Chef JoAnna come to my house to give a private cooking lesson to myself and my wife. She was very flexible in setting up the time of the lesson and the menu. She provided some suggestions that included full meals or mix and match courses. We opted for the Butter Nut Squash Ravioli and Linguni with two different sauces. Both were made with pasta that we made from scratch. The dessert was a quick tiramisu that was just a delicious as any tiramisu Ive ever had. She even covered lots of different cooking tips, skills, and equipment. We LOVED it. I was worried it might be a little awkward, but JoAnna and her sense of humor made it as comfortable as possible. It was my request to start at 5:30 pm due to time constraints, but I would recommend starting a little earlier if possible as it was several hours before we were ready to eat what we cooked (pasta is hard, ha-ha). JoAnna warned us it would be awhile, but I'd like to further recommend that you be prepared to wait 3-4 hrs. If anyone is thinking of having a lesson, I highly recommend using JoAnna.Feb 14, 2016Verified
Chef JoAnna gave her SENSE-ational lesson to my son and I. It was a FANTASTIC experience. She had the perfect balance of practical cooking skills with the science of why certain flavors “worked” together. I will definitely be a repeat customer.Sep 23, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My base fee is for a 4.5-hour lesson. Two people can participate for the same price. (more than two is additional cost, please inquire.) This includes custom lesson planning, local travel, recipe booklets, time spent grocery shopping, advance preparation, 4.5 hours of hands-on instruction**, use of any specialized equipment, and clean-up. All participants can borrow my toques & aprons. Rate does NOT include grocery costs*, disposables, beverages or optional gratuity. I simply ask for reimbursement for groceries. *The cost of groceries is additional and varies depending on what you prefer. For example, if you request organic foods, gluten-free bread/pastry, or vegan “dairy” products, that will increase costs. I typically shop at Publix or Kroger, and would be happy to go to Whole Foods or another specialty market upon request. ** Overtime is charged at $75/hr in half-hour increments. I am budget-conscious, and will work with you to create a lesson plan that has the biggest bang for your buck. I'm happy to customize your lesson to fit your dietary restrictions, and I will make sure every detail of your lesson.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I'll ask about your preferences & dietary requirements, and if you're taking a lesson, I'll make sure to customize the class to your skill level.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I attended culinary school in Santa Monica at the Art Institute of California at Los Angeles. I earned a 4.0 GPA and earned Best in Class for my baking class. I have been cooking professionally for over 10 years, and I've worked in kitchens of all types.