I went to Nashville for a girls getaway and hired Chef Joanna. I knew from the start, I would love her and I did!! She called to ask me questions about myself and my girls, I know I must have been complicated. I don't like seafood, my niece is vegan, and some of my girls didn't want things too spicy. She accommodated everyone!! We sat in the living room relaxing while she was in the kitchen cooking. I loved that we were able to invite her into our conversations and we saw what a great job she was doing. When we sat down to eat she handed us our first course and we were all IN LOVE!! The entire meal was incredible. Since my niece is vegan, the entire meal was based on being vegan. We would have NEVER known. She cleaned up after the meal and we all went back to the living room feeling very satisfied and pleasantly stuffed!! I would hire her again in a heartbeat and recommend all my friends and family to have her cook for them. Thank you for making my weekend so very special Chef Joanna.Aug 15, 2016
Chef JoAnna was outstanding. Very good communication before and during the lesson. The food was great. We loved the experience and highly recommend Chef JoAnna. Fun and yummy!Apr 14, 2015Verified
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
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
Marijo B.Dec 18, 2014Verified
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- 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.