The Culinary Classroom: A Comprehensive Manual for Creating Organizing and Teaching Successful Culinary Classes (Paperback)

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The Culinary Classroom: A Comprehensive Manual for Creating Organizing and Teaching Successful Culinary Classes By Diane E. Carlson Cover Image


THE CULINARY CLASSROOM is a must read for anyone desiring to begin or expand their career by teaching culinary classes. Share your knowledge and skills and your love for preparing good food with your community, clients, family, and friends.

PERFECT FOR: Dietitians, nutritionists, health/wellness coaches, yoga instructors, career changers, chef and chef students alike.

Whether your intention is to present a single recipe demonstration or a hands-on class in your home kitchen, a retreat center, practitioner's office or in an established culinary school, the comprehensive manual and quick reference tips will support you throughout the entire process.

You will discover how to

  • establish a vision and mission for your business
  • utilize a variety of teaching methods
  • outfit your kitchen with the proper equipment
  • navigate through your class using Diane's MENU MAP

Master the skills for

  • developing class objectives
  • creating balanced menus
  • selecting, writing and formatting recipes
  • managing yourself, your kitchen assistants, and your students

The Culinary Classroom is an invaluable resource for creating, organizing, and teaching successful and professionally presented culinary classes from start to finish.

Reproducible forms are provided at the end of the book along with a quick reference teaching overview referening the chapters where the information is contained. Photographs are provided throughout the book demonstrating what is being taught in the text.


Diane's thirty year teaching career began upon her graduation from The Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Culinary Arts in New York City where she later became the Director and Co-President of the Institute for 12 years. She is the founder of The Conscious Gourmet and offers cooking retreats in unique vacation destinations, Pick-A-Date personal retreats, and cooking intensives as well as teacher training career programs. She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780998639246
ISBN-10: 0998639249
Publisher: Conscious Gourmet
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Pages: 136
Language: English