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Inspiring connection, community,
and conversation through culinary arts.

Melanie holding a plate of cauliflower and chickpea salad


Our mission is to help you cultivate confidence, creativity, and calm in the kitchen, and use cooking as the path toward connection and joy.

Does everyone in your household want different foods for the same meal? Do you feel that cooking is stressful and you don't have time, or you don't know what to make or don't have the skills? As someone who has been a Culinary Instructor and certified high school culinary arts teacher for 27 years, I have seen the challenges people encounter in the kitchen. 

We can help you overcome this. You eat daily- let's put the power back in your hands. Home cooking is healthier, and less wasteful, than ordering out and allows you to connect with yourself and your family. It's an opportunity to relax and enjoy mealtime. Not sure if you can - I'm here to help. We are on this journey together.

We offer space to question, learn,

and deepen your knowledge while learning to follow

your intuition in a relaxed and nurturing environment.

Ready For More?

Get in touch to find out about all the ways to make your cooking experience better 

These aren’t your typical cooking classes.

Gathering inspires belonging, connection,

community, and conversations.

These are an ideal way to inspire, excite, and get your kids cooking. Students learn knife skills, cooking techniques, how to choose produce, how to read a recipe, and how to cook without recipes.  My goal is to help students cultivate curiosity, confidence, creativity, and calm in the kitchen. 

Your kids will have a blast, develop autonomy, and gain essential life skills. Students develop friends, have a caring space to ask questions, and express themselves in a nurturing environment. These hands-on camps will inspire your child to explore new ingredients and flavors and develop a lifelong healthy relationship with food.

Woman Unloading Grocery

Gathering together in person adds community to our cooking classes; sharing food unites us as friends, families, and communities. These classes are ideal for those who want to hone their culinary and baking skills by focusing on techniques guided by a pro. We offer one on one, group classes, or private group classes.

A note-

Gather Culinary is an homage to my family, especially my grandparents, who gathered around tables, gardens, fields, milking stalls, and more. Gathering is powerful. It helps us connect and develop a community. Cooking, baking, and eating together create these connections. I hope you check out my cooking classes, camps, and retreats. Feel free to