Cooking Classes

Roll up your sleeves, put on an apron, and join us in the kitchen. Learn how to prepare your favorite dishes or learn new ones. We teach techniques and tricks of the trade that’ll kick up your game at home. Cooking classes are a great option for your next party, family gathering, or simply a way to learn tasty new dishes for your family.

Party in the Kitchen

Bring everyone together in the kitchen for your next party or family gathering. We plan the class menu ahead of time, then our chefs do all the shopping and arrive to set the stage for your class experience. Our three-hour classes are hands on, so everyone gets a chance to participate. Once we have prepared the pre-selected menu, you sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Cooking Class

Learn to Meal Prep with Our Chef

Does meal prep have you baffled and overwhelmed? Want to learn quick efficient approach to weekly meals? Book a meal prep session and together with our Flourish chef, you will learn to prepare your food for the week. We teach you easy efficient techniques to prepare a week’s worth of healthy meals.

My family hired Sarah to lead an interactive cooking class and dinner while on vacation in Aspen. We had such a wonderful time thanks to Sarah’s instruction and planning. Most importantly, the food was incredible. We highly recommend hiring Sarah for any private event.

Carrie Fryman

Make Good Food That’s Good for You

Have you decided to make a diet and lifestyle change? Are you struggling with preparation of gluten-free, vegan or plant-based meals? Whatever your dietary needs are, we can teach you how to approach your weekly menus, how to shop and how to still enjoy your favorite dishes with a healthy twist.

Walk the aisles of Whole Foods Market with Chef Sarah and learn about the best ingredients to have on hand for a whole foods diet. She’ll introduce you to veggies you’ve wondered how to use, ethnic ingredients that have tremendous health benefits such as sea vegetables and miso, and show you how to select the best oils. If your pantry is a mess, Sarah will come to your home and organize your kitchen to set you up for success.

Green Dip

Broccoli, arugula and basil pesto with toasted pine nuts makes a great dip or can be tossed with butternut squash noodles for a delightful vegan dish.

Cooking Class for Busy Mom

Darin is a successful top senior executive in Manhattan who balances family and work; however she wanted to learn to prepare some of her family’s favorite dishes at home. Her husband and three children were out and about one summer day in Aspen while Darin suited up with and apron, chef’s knife in hand. With each dish, Chef Sarah taught her techniques that would make cooking easier and that she could apply to many dishes, such as how to roast veggies. At the end of the three-hour cooking class, Darin said she had a blast and was absolutely enthusiastic about trying new recipes at home.

Cooking Class Menu:

  • Chicken Tikka Masala with coconut jasmine rice
  • Thai chicken soup with shrimp and chicken
  • Homemade garlic naan
  • Easy-peasy meatloaf
  • Almond-crusted parmesan chicken fingers
  • Thai noodle salad with peanut sauce
  • Apple crisp

Absolutely amazing! We did a private cooking class for my sister’s bachelorette weekend in Aspen. It was so much fun!

Kelsey Plimpton (Google)
Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Whole Foods carries wild caught Gulf shrimp which I like to coat with Thai chilis and cilantro, then grill.

She prepped a delicious and healthy meal for my family using all local and in season ingredients our first night in Aspen. We loved it so much that we had to have her come back to teach us a cooking lesson!

Katheryn Kalinowski (Facebook)
Spanish Tapas

Spanish tapas make a great theme for cooking class dinners. Mussels are prepared with chorizo and served with a glass of Albariño.

I’m marveling at the homemade Minestrone soup with turkey meatballs that I made with Chef Sarah during a one-on-one cooking class. The ingredients are totally tailored to my needs: organic, gluten-free, nut free and no sugar....I highly recommend Sarah for your next event or if you could use some menu inspiration to reignite your healthy cooking. Thank you so much Sarah! Can’t wait for our next class!

Dayna Horton (Google)

With so many gluten-free clients, my go-to cookbook is Oh She Glows. These gluten-free vegan cupcakes are so rich and delicious, everyone in your group will clamber for seconds.

Chef Sarah put on the best cooking class we have ever attended. The food was exquisite and she broke down the recipes to manageable steps that we look forward to repeating on our own. Undoubtedly, the most fun I’ve ever had in a kitchen and the most delicious food we have eaten in the valley.

Zachary Nesbit (Google)
Cooking Lesson

I had the most terrific experience with food and health and happy people working with Sarah Mandell. We put together a cooking class with friends to learn about healthy foods. She is passionate, and so talented at bringing together good food in a beautiful way.

Chelsea Brundige (Google)