Our classes are as varied as the skills of Chef Channon. Whether you are interested in learning basic culinary skills for adults or children, or wish to learn a specialized cuisine, we can accommodate your needs.
Classes can be taught in informal settings, such as your home or workplace, or in more structured environments, such as classrooms or teaching kitchens. With the advent of Zoom, we also offer remote classes for individuals or groups.
Chef Channon holds a B.A. Education from the University of Windsor, courses in nutrition via Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and a lifetime of experience. Her extensive background researching and creating healthy meals is evident in her articles on Now Kalamazoo, Second Wave Media, MLive, The Kalamazoo Gazette, Be Healthy Magazine, Your Home Your Lifestyle, and other publications.
Contact Chef Channon here to make arrangements or arrange a time to discuss opportunities to learn.
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These classes can be customized to your specific needs
In Person Private Lessons: $75 per hour, minimum 2 hours
In Person Semi Private: 6-10 students at $60 per student for a 2-hour class
In Person Group Rates: daily or weekly rate can be determined based on program requirements
These classes are offered to the public with predetermined content, or can be customized to meet your needs. We provide recipes and ingredients in advance so you can cook along with us or simply sit back and be entertained.
Open Zoom Classes: $35 per sign on (this will include recipes and participation during the scheduled zoom time)
Private Customized Zoom Classes: does your group, team, or family want to have a relationship building event that is designed specifically for their needs? Maybe you have a specialty topic you’d care to learn more about, like vegetarian cuisine or historical cooking? Chef Channon can accommodate that with a program just for you. Call us to discuss options!
Junior Chef Programs
This program was developed to teach children the fundamentals of cooking. From kitchen and food safety to food science and preparing a gourmet dinner, children can spend fun-filled days working in the kitchen with an experienced culinary teacher, chef, and mother of 3.
Interested in eating like Henry the 8th? How about a sumptuous banquet in the exotic palace of Suleiman the Magnificent, or an austere meal in the tea house of a Japanese Samurai?
From Mesopotamia to Michigan, Chef Channon has studied and recreated food history, bringing to life lost recipes in delicious ways.
From the time of Imperial Rome throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, from Ireland through the Middle East to Japan, the topics are almost endless. In addition, classes can be developed for you with your special needs.
For one special luncheon, she researched and recreated a menu from The White House Cookbook, written in the 1890s by the Chef of the Lincoln Household, which was a family heirloom belonging to the hostess. Guests were served a menu that was originally served in May, 1893 to a group of ladies who belonged to the American Women’s League. The current era guests were not only delighted, but they were able to enjoy a part of their own history in a very real way.
Traditional cooking classes
Customizable; examples include:
How to make a delicious, healthy soup from scratch with ingredients that you will easily find and commonly have on hand.
Pastry for Pie Lovers
A detailed tutorial on creating two different pie crusts for both savory and sweet pies! These include a 150 year old recipe shared by a professional pie baker, and a quick but delightful 4 ingredient pastry that bakes up into flaky layers. You will learn how to prepare the dough, roll and construct your pies, decorate and finish them with excellent results. Can be customized for various dietary needs.
Appies and Tails
A fun and entertaining class focused on creating various fresh and seasonal appetizers, as well as Mocktails and Cocktails to accompany them. The specific recipes will be rotated by season.
How to shop, cook and stock your kitchen. This is a multi-class program developed for those needing some culinary guidance. It is an excellent gift idea for that soon to be bride/groom, college student, or for those who just never learned how to cook and organize their kitchen and pantry. Each topic includes recipes that will be created.
Class One: The Basics
Shopping for food, what food and equipment items to have on hand, how to organize, store, and use them.
Class Two: Making Your Own Soup from Scratch
Class Three: Seasoning and Spice
What to buy, how to buy it, store it, and use it! From East to West, you will learn recipes utilizing a variety of spices and mixes.
Classes can be custom designed for you! Reach out for more information!