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Marilyn’s classes are relaxing and fun, combining time-tested culinary techniques and tips, all delivered in a friendly conversational style. Her infectious enthusiasm for healthy good food and simple yet imaginative flavor combinations draws students to seek out her classes again and again.

All sessions are held in her sleek, comfortable kitchen, and all food prep and cooking are done with standard equipment found in a typical home. Groups of up to 10 people can be accommodated quite comfortably, and classes for larger groups can be arranged in advance. Classes are demonstration style, leaving students free to watch, absorb and enjoy without having to perform themselves. Being able to closely observe, take notes, ask questions, breathe in the aromas and finally savor the results all adds up to a pretty tasty cooking lesson!

Arranging a Class Is Easy

Cooking classes in Marilyn’s beautiful home kitchen are a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion—birthday, anniversary, graduation, a wedding or baby shower—or even just socialize with friends. Classes also make a great team-building activity for employees or colleagues: everyone learns a new creative activity together in a fun setting away from the workplace. All classes are demonstration style, with plenty of chances to ask questions and observe techniques up close. Classes are usually 2½ to 3 hours, including time to enjoy the meal at the end.

Once you pick the date and time, Marilyn develops a customized menu just for your group: from basics to desserts. Fish, meat, side dishes, salads, soups, vegetarian, vegan—choose from all sorts of complete menus suitable both for serving to “company” and feeding your family every day.

Contact Marilyn to arrange a tailor-made cooking class for you and your group by visiting the sign up page.

A Cooking Class in Your Home

Marilyn is also available to create a “cooking class party” for you and your friends in your own home. She’ll meet with you beforehand to plan the event; then, on the day of the gathering, she’ll arrive with everything she’ll need to provide the perfect party. Groups of up to 20 people can be accommodated, with pricing dependent on number of people and choice of menu. In addition to all the cooking, teaching and serving the meal, Marilyn provides cleanup during the instruction. You sit back and enjoy hosting a party that will be the talk of the town!

Sign Up for Classes

To book your class, just email Marilyn with your phone number or other contact information; she’ll respond promptly to start making the arrangements.

Pricing

Prices depend on menu choice and number of students per class.

  • Up to three people: $350
  • Four people: $425
  • Five people: $500
  • Six people: $550
  • Seven people: $600
  • Eight people: $650
  • Nine people: $700
  • Ten people: $750

Cancellation Policy

Payment for all classes is due no later than 72 hours in advance. After that, should you need to reschedule, class fees are fully transferable until the date of the class. If you cannot attend a class, you are welcome to send someone else in your place, but only a half refund will be given with less than 72 hours’ notice.

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Sample Classes

The possibilities are limitless! Marilyn has a vast array of menus to choose from. Each class includes a complete demonstration of how to prepare 4 to 6 dishes. Here are some sample combinations; call Marilyn to develop your own perfect class.

  • Back to Basics
  • Salmon with Honey, Soy and Ginger
  • Baked Chicken with Fresh Orange Juice
  • Pasta with Roasted Peppers and Eggplant
  • Mixed Green Salad with Basic Vinaigrette
  • Bring a beautiful variety to your repertoire with exciting renditions of three different dinner entrees. In just one class you will learn to prepare a delicious fish, chicken, and pasta main dish and see how easy it is to whip up a classic vinaigrette (much better and less expensive than store-bought). You’ll also learn about the use and care of knives and other kitchen gadgetry and hear myriad other tips to make you feel at ease in the kitchen. A must for any cook who is a beginner or just feels stuck in a rut!
  • Pizza Party
  • Moroccan Lamb on Soft Crust Rollups
  • Peach, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pizza
  • “White” Pizza with Swiss Chard and
  • Goat Cheese on Cornmeal Crust
  • Tiramisu
  • Yes, you can make your own pizza crust. Perfect choices for cocktails . . . or kids! Yummy, creamy tiramisu for dessert.
  • Main Dish Salads
  • Thai Beef Salad with Mint
  • Cold Peanut Noodles
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Oranges, Avocados and Golden Raisins on Greens
  • Herbed Mustard Chicken Pinwheels on Mixed Greens
  • All the above score high marks for flavor, as well as ease of preparation. Definitely a cut above your everyday fare.
  • Roast Chicken Dinner
  • Endive and Apple Salad
  • Skillet-Browned Potatoes with Sautéed Greens
  • Oven-Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Shallots and Fresh Herbs
  • Classic Layer Cake
  • A simply wonderful dinner, full of pleasantly contrasting flavors, from crispy-tart salad to meltingly smooth roast chicken and accompanying vegetables. To finish, Marilyn will show you step-by-step how to craft a cake you’ll be proud to serve: no lopsided layers or drippy icing, just a simple, beautiful dessert that’s “bakery” delicious yet authentically homemade!
  • Tuna Is the Star
  • Pan-Seared Tuna with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce
  • Green Chile Potatoes
  • Mixed Green Salad with Pickled Ginger Vinaigrette
  • Macaroons
  • This stunning entree, created with little more than a skillet and a food processor, can mostly be made ahead, and the fish cooks perfectly at the last moment! The irresistible accompaniments perk up any meal, and the macaroons are a delicious homemade version of a favorite treat.
  • Fish for Dinner
  • Matchstick Beet and Mango Salad with Shredded Carrots, Feta and Fresh Basil
  • Swiss Chard-Wrapped Fish Filet (whatever is best in the market at the moment) with Lemon and Shallot Butter
  • Steamed New Potatoes with Apple Mint
  • Fresh Peach Cobbler
  • Wow—a dazzling salad, a lovely roasted fish that’s so simple yet packed with flavor, aromatic potatoes and a delectable seasonal dessert.
  • Elegant Dinner Party
  • Arnaki Kleftico
  • Winter White Salad
  • Kirschtorte
  • The perfect menu to wow your most discriminating guests! Cubed lamb and Greek flavorings are encased in a golden phyllo pastry to make a dazzling main dish. Add an elegant salad and a classic dessert that’s a true masterpiece.
  • Very Veggie
  • Italian Vegetable Lasagna with Homemade Pasta
  • Dinner Fried Rice with Red Pepper and Omelet Strips
  • Zucchini-Rice Gratin
  • Apple-Cranberry Crisp
  • Here are ingenious new vegetarian options: the “white” lasagna contains homemade pasta and very little cheese; the fried rice is a wonderful combo of flavors; and the gratin can stand alone as an entree or play a stellar supporting role in your holiday feast. A low-fat but yummy winter fruit crisp is the finishing touch.
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