"Cooking is so tedious!"

"I want to cook, but it takes too much time." 

"I would do more than warm frozen food, but I ruin everything."

"I want to save money, but I could never cook the tasty food I order."

"I need to eat better, but I'm hardly capable of making toast!"

Do these notions sound familiar?  Do you want to change the tune?  

Cooking for yourself is not an essential life skill, but it is one that can deeply improve your well-being, boost your health status, and bolster your bank account.  It's tricky to cook when we are busy and loaded with obligations. Yet, once you know how to do the basics, the trickiness mellows and the task of making a meal begins to be easy.    

This course has been designed as a 5-part / 5-week series to ease your anxieties and build your confidence.  Whether you are afraid to boil water or require 3 hours to assemble Blue Apron, this course will set you straight and put you on a path to ease and efficiency in the kitchen.  We will  tackle the basics of cooking from the saute to the braise to the basics of flavor building and the many ways to cook an egg.  Each class is carefully designed into a cohesive syllabus, layering skills from one week to the next.  

Here are the highlights:

  • Each class will be split between demonstration and hands-on cooking.
  • Emphasis will include how to integrate cooking into your busy schedule.  
  •  Knife skill basics will be covered in class #1, and reiterated throughout the course to lay the groundwork for efficiency and ease.
  • Perfectly scheduled on a Sunday, you will eat before you leave class (or take it home) and be prepared to cook for the week ahead.
  • You will receive one-on-one support from two instructors and benefit from the experience, camaraderie, and  of your classmates.
  • Each student will receive a binder to fill with recipes and instructional content that will be provided progressively through the course.    

 If you are eager to improve your culinary skills, work out the kinks, understand the exceptions, and know how to whip up a meal with confidence and precision, join us January 8th!   

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The kitchen was a place of frustration because I didn’t know where to start, what to make or how to do it correctly. All those things stopped me in my tracks and I just ordered out. . . . I’m completely different now. Nancy showed me some basics that really allowed me to appreciate the artistry and precision of cooking. Knife technique, cooking temperatures, differences in pans and food prep all helped me to realize that cooking was accessible for me.
— Ryan B.

The details - Let's Get Cooking!

Class size will be limited to a maximum of 6 students.  Instruction will be a blend of  demonstration and hands-on learning.  The recipes we will cover will include both meat and vegetarian dishes.  Most recipes will be naturally gluten free, and most allergens can be accommodated.

You will be provided with a 3-ring binder to collect the recipes and instructional guides distributed in each class. This material will compliment the content in class to support you when you go home.  You will also have access to Nancy via email throughout the series to address your questions in between classes.  To encourage integration of your learning, each class will end with a cooking-oriented homework assignment that will build your confidence and put food on your table.

FALL 2017 Dates & venue- 

Grant Park, Atlanta (2:30 - 5:30 pm):

  • Sat, 9/23 

  • Sat, 9/30

  • Sat, 10/14

  • Sat, 10/21

All Atlanta Classes will be held in Nancy's Grant Park home.  


New York City - TBD

All New York classes will be held at the Brooklyn Brainery.

The Brooklyn Brainery Work Space

The Brooklyn Brainery Work Space

The Brooklyn Brainery Kitchen

The Brooklyn Brainery Kitchen

class Syllabus:  Check back!  in process . . . 

Cost and Payment Structure:  

Your investment covers:

  • All Ingredients
  • All Supplies
  • Prep & Clean-Up Time
  • Rental of the Brooklyn Brainery's Kitchen
  • Recipes and Complimentary Learning Materials
  • Email access to Nancy with a 36 hour response commitment

Nancy, I am really glad I held out and worked with you! You just exude a love for what you do, and a really fierce commitment to sharing your knowledge, your passion for food and cooking, and your belief that people can grow out of old patterns that do not serve. In short, you rock!
— E.T.

Nancy combines her training in nutrition and integrative health, a Masters of Urban Planning and over a decade of professional culinary experience in Radiant Health NYC.  She supports her clients to redefine how they eat and their relationship to food.  She guides them to build culinary skills, and fine-tune their pantries so they can feel amazing in their skin AND in the kitchen.