Online Program Available for a Limited Time Only
Entertaining with Ease
Self-paced online program designed to help YOU entertain at home with ease and enjoyment.
I will share all my tips, strategies, menus, resources from DECADES of entertaining.
My mission is to teach you how to truly enjoy your guests every time and
even set you up to have friends over at the last minute.
The course is divided into 4 modules. Each module includes a 1 hour video where I teach cooking demonstrations and nutrition discussion. You can participate in the course at your own pace.
Access to Private Facebook Group
You will have access to a private community where you will be able to interact with me and other students and enjoy support during the course and beyond.
Students will have access to a private membership account where they will have lifetime access to all course content.
All My Favorite Resources
Downloadable PDFs of my favorite products, recipes, and swap lists to help you adapt recipes to fit your needs.
4 Class Modules
During this course, I will show you my best tips and tricks I use to quickly create a balanced entertaining menu, my favorite prep ahead strategies, and how to cook, store, and serve different recipes!
There are many things you can do to give yourself a head start even before you offer an invitation. I am always stocked with the basic essentials as if I am having friends over tomorrow. I will share a list of all my go-to entertaining essentials.
Starters and Drinks
Presentation goes a long way when you’re serving something expected or common. There are ways of making prepared foods look more appetizing. I will share all my tips for what I like to serve to whet the appetite and ways you can do most of it ahead of time.
Many people think the main course needs to be the “fancy” dish, and it can be, but doesn’t have to be. There are no rules. There is nothing wrong with serving a simple roasted chicken and then having more fun with your side dishes. It is also 100% acceptable to serve an entirely vegetarian or vegan meal if that is your style.
Side Dishes and Desserts
Salads and desserts are some of the dishes I always make in advance, but I'll share all my tips for last minute dishes that can come together in no time.
Ways for you to participate in this course:
Join the private Facebook group to support other students and interact with me.
Email me any questions you have. I'm here for you!
I have loved good food and enjoyed cooking for as long as I can remember. As a child, while other kids were at the playground, I was helping my father in the garden, watering plants and vines and watching miracles happen. I come from a large Italian-American family where sit-down holiday dinners for 85 people are the norm (how, you might ask – organization! But more on that later …).
The food I grew up with was never fancy, even though my mother always had a subscription to Gourmet. But I knew where the food came from and it was always real. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I learned more about the nourishing and healing power of food. And it wasn’t until I volunteered as a nutrition docent in an elementary school for Growing Great that it truly crystallized for me — our society has a big problem. I knew I had to do something, but was unsure of where to start.
I was asked to teach a “healthful cooking class” for a group of young mothers. The business grew organically from that first group and I knew I had a message — and a new mission — in life.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. This course is online and self-paced so you can watch on your own time. The only live component are the weekly office hour meetings via zoom where you can join me to ask questions.
You can still take the course, but it will limit the support you can potentially receive from your fellow classmates.
I will be there every step of the way and will answer any questions you have during our weekly live calls. You can also contact me via the private facebook page or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will not need any fancy kitchen equipment, although I will offer suggestions on my favorite go-to tools. Having basic tools like a cutting board, knife, sheet pan, and skillet are great and I will also provide a list of my favorite entertaining essentials!
No problem! I will offer plenty of substitutions you can use to adapt recipes.
Each student will receive login details after signing up to access their own private account on the membership portal (login link located on my site, under Bootcamps) where course content is organized into modules. This is where you will be able to access pdf downloads, class videos, and office hour meeting information. Plus, you will have lifetime access to your membership account.