4-Week Online Course Available for This Month Only!

Pamela Salzman's

Thanksgiving Holiday Cooking Bootcamp 

  • Do you dread preparing the Thanksgiving holiday meal?
  • Do you feel completely overwhelmed and stressed out when you try to execute Thanksgiving (or any holiday)?
  • You plan and plan, but things do not turn out the way you expect when the big day comes?
  • Are you missing simple systems to help you get organized for major holidays?
  • Do you lack the confidence to cook a perfect turkey?
  • Do you struggle with accommodating guests with multiple allergies?
  • Is this your first time hosting a major holiday meal?
  • Are you not having fun when you host Thanksgiving??????


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.



October 2021


Start Date: October 5 and 6



This course will follow a slightly different format from my previous bootcamps!  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.

  • On Tuesdays at 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM EST and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM EST (students choose one time for the duration of the course), I will share the 1-hour prerecorded class via Zoom and answer questions IN REAL TIME in the chat box as they come up.  Anyone can join at any point.

  • Immediately after the 1-hour prerecorded class, I will host a LIVE Q&A. You can join at any point. A recording of the live Q&A will be available to watch as well.

  • I will be uploading BONUS cooking videos on the membership site during the course for additional support!

What's Included?

Weekly Live Video Calls

Each week I will host a 1-hour class + time for additional live Q&A via ZOOM on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 10:00 am 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. 

Private Membership 

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 1:00 PM Pacific Time /  4:00 PM EST




Wednesdays at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 pm PT


(Pick one)

Start date: October 5 and 6

Planning, Systems, and Organization

Week 1

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


Week 2

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.) 

Side Dishes



Week 3

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!


Week 4

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!

About Me

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.

Ready to get started? 





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