Public and private cooking classes are held in our KitchenAid Learning Center and taught by passionate, professionally trained chefs. In this hands on cooking class experience, you’ll learn about proper cooking techniques and pure ingredients associated with each theme! Bring a bottle of wine to make the experience more special! Examples of our seasonal programming include the following:
Detox: Clean Eating Program
Are you bogged down by your eating habits? Tired of self-diagnosing food sensitivities? Your diet should be defined by what you can eat, not by what you can’t! Discover the principles of “clean comfort food” and know once and for all, which foods will help you create your own optimal lifestyle.
Butcher & Cooking Classes
Want to learn some great recipes and techniques in butchery and cooking? These seasonal cooking classes are produced in partnership with Buedel Fine Meats, Slagel Family Farms, Gunthorp Farm, and Red Meat Market. Get to know your butcher, farmer and chef in these amazing cooking classes. As an added bonus to learning more about sustainability and clean eating, you’ll also be taking cuts home with you!
Vegan Cooking & Baking 101
Whether you are a long-time vegan or just want to include more plant-based meals in your eating habits, this class is for you! These hands-on, highly interactive cooking sessions will cover the basics of a vegan lifestyle, various recipe options, cooking & baking techniques along with a full vegan meal.
Clean Cuisines of the World
Explore the cultures of the world that embrace our “clean, simple & sexy” approach to food. From Morocco to the Yucatan, we love exploring global cuisine!
Athlete Performance Nutrition
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an ultra-marathoner, fueling the body properly is your key to a successful workout. From fueling to recovery, we will teach you the basics to getting more out of your food!
Creating new eating habits can be a challenge. Learn delicious and innovative recipes that help you embrace your lifestyle.
ABCs of Healthy Cooking
Intimidated by cooking? Take control in the kitchen with this series devoted to basic principals like healthy ingredient identification and cooking techniques.
Namaste & Nosh
One of our signature classes starts with a 45 minute gentle yoga session in our beautiful LOFT. As it is designed to awaken the body and focus your mind, class then heads to the KITCHEN, for a simple yet wholesome meal.
From recipe concept to development, we are very familiar with the needs of foodservice corporations through our hands on experience. Our client portfolio includes Sara Lee Corporation, Ball Park Franks, Earthgrains Breads, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Applegate Farms Organics, Driscoll’s Berries, Ajinomoto, Kraft, Haagen Dazs, the Got Milk? Campaign, McCormick Spices and Pama Liquor. The following are our most popular services:
Marketing & Media Services
The versatility of Centered Chef’s FILM KITCHEN, combined with our talented media personalities, provide the ultimate one-two punch for any food service, marketing or public relations need.
Do you need something that doesn’t quite fit into any of these categories? We have a plethora of experience to bring to the table, and welcome the opportunity to discuss some of the ways we can help meet your needs.
Corporate Wellness is a very hot topic. IHRSA’s “The Economic Benefits of Regular Exercise” study states that companies save between $1.49 and $13.00 for every dollar invested in employee wellness. Aside from the bottom line, we should all agree that taking proactive steps to keep your executives, clients and staff nutritionally educated, well-fed and active is good business.
Misconceptions about health begin with the marketing of food products. While learning about how food sources can impact your employees’ health as well as the environment, they will be able to make better food choices.
Whether it’s long days at the office or simply lack of cooking skills, a reliance on fast food is not a viable option for employee health. In this workshop, we’ll teach employees about basic cooking techniques that will have them preparing more mindful meals at home and making better choices when dining out.
Discover the principals of clean comfort food, characterized by what your employees can and should eat, not by what they can’t! This knowledge empowers them to make informed decisions when it comes to their food choices, including dining out. Along with the four benchmarks of healthy eating (whole grains, healthy fats, clean proteins and colorful produce), we will also highlight balanced meal preparations!
By teaching delicious and innovative recipes, we help employees embrace different lifestyle needs while giving them perspective on the effects of the Standard American Diet (SAD). With functional ingredients, we not only show employees how to get the most out of flavorful foods, but how they can help heal the body.
Centered Chef is proud to partner with companies and organizations that are committed to empowering healthier clients, employees, teammates and patients. From bi-monthly cooking classes with cancer support centers to summer long workshops with local running groups, we specialize in educating groups across our community!