4-Week Online Course Available in October Only!
Thanksgiving Holiday Cooking Bootcamp
If you answered YES to even ONE of the questions above, I want to help you!
I am a teacher first, and I have taught over 100 in-person Thanksgiving cooking classes. I have personally hosted 25 Thanksgivings (never fewer than 25 people) as well as many other large holiday gatherings. And you know what? I was once overwhelmed, stressed out, and poorly prepared for this holiday. Many times, I even got sick afterwards because I was so run down from being so anxious and sleep-deprived. THIS IS NOT OK and I have learned from my mistakes.
The holidays are a time to ENJOY. A time to feel gratitude for what we have, what we can share with others, and a time to express our love for our family and friends and experience their love in return. But, why not also be able to enjoy the process and the day of, too? That’s what this bootcamp is for.
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST
Start Date: October 11 and 12
Although the class times are live, you do not need to attend live to participate. You can participate in several different ways.
Starting the day before the live class, students will have access to a prerecorded class if they would like to watch it ahead of time. Students can watch as many times as they want on their own time.
Attend the class via Zoom. Students can join at any point.
Join the LIVE Q&A immediately after the 1 hour lesson ends. A recording of the class and live Q&A will be available to all students.
Watch BONUS cooking videos on the membership site during the course for additional support!
Weekly Live Video Calls
Each week I will host a 1-hour class + time for additional live Q&A via ZOOM on Tuesdays at 10:00 am PST and Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Pacific Time. The class is prerecorded and I will be answering questions in real time while the class airs. The recording will be made available to view prior to the scheduled class time as well.
Access to Private Facebook Group
You will have access to a private community with support from me and other students. If you are not a facebook member, you can still get access via email to anything I post on the private page so you don't miss out.
Students will have access to a private membership account where they will have lifetime access to all course content. Login details will be emailed to you after signing up.
All My Favorite Resources
Downloadable PDFs of my Thanksgiving essentials, recipes, do-ahead tips and more + bonus cooking demonstrations which didn't make it into the class videos.
4 Week Schedule
Four Live Zoom Classes
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM EST
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM Pacific Time / 4:00 pm EST
Start date: October 11 and 12
Planning, Systems, and Organization
I know many of you would like to dive straight into recipes, but as a teacher, building a strong foundation is THE KEY to success. This lesson will be all about planning, creating a menu, taking inventory of what you have and what you'll need, and creating a schedule/timeline.
Turkey and Main Dishes
Let's talk turkey! This is a protein many cooks struggle with - in terms of overcooking, undercooking, timing it correctly, carving, how much to order, etc. I will demonstrate 3 ways to cook turkey and a great plant-based main dish (plus additional recipes.)
There are so many possibilities! What side dishes should you choose? I'll teach you how to create balance, figure out what you can do ahead, and of course demonstrate some amazing recipes!
Desserts and More!
Thanksgiving desserts are my favorite! I'll teach you how to make the perfect pie, alternatives to pies, and a great easy last-minute dessert, plus all my best tips and tricks so that you can look like a STAR!
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
A replay video will be available to all students in case you miss a class or would like to watch at your own pace. Replay videos do not expire and will be available to view in the membership portal account.
You can still take the course, but it will limit the support you can potentially receive from your fellow classmates.
Of course! With the free Zoom app, you will be able to access video meetings from your phone or tablet without any additional software.
No, participants can only see and hear me. You can show up as you are! Your questions or comments are submitted in a chat box which all participants will see.
I will be there every step of the way and will answer any questions you have during our weekly live classes. You can also contact me via the private facebook page or through email at email@example.com. For any tech questions, please contact my assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will not need any fancy kitchen equipment since you will not be cooking along with me. I will offer suggestions on my favorite go-to tools throughout the course.
No problem! I will offer plenty of substitutions you can use to adapt recipes.
With only a limited amount of spots available, sign up will be open until October 10th or until the course is full. Be sure to act fast to secure a spot.
Each student will have access to a private account on the membership portal (login link located via email after signing up and on my site, under Bootcamps) where the course content is divided into 4 categories. This is where you will be able to access zoom invites, weekly downloads, and replay videos in case you miss an email.