Fall Cooking Classes at Oryana
Oryana cooking classes are hands-on and fun. Whatever your level of expertise in the kitchen, you’ll always learn something new and exciting. We’ve earned a reputation for great instruction by offering culinary expertise from our talented chefs as well as a diversity of local chefs and culinary instructors. Our classes fill up quickly so sign up early!
Thursday, November 21, 6 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Cheryl Janz
Cost: $30/members, $35/non-members
Tapas are appetizers in Spanish cuisine and the term covers a huge variety of hot and cold finger foods and snacks. Impress your friends and family by learning to make mouthwatering tapas such as hot dates stuffed with green olives and wrapped in smoky bacon, creamy gouda-horseradish spread on crostini with roast beef, and cucumbers filled with herbed feta cheese, among other dishes. Just in time for your holiday gathering.
Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts
Tuesday, December 3, 6 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Judi Mills
Cost: $30/members, $35/non-member
The holidays and baking go hand in hand. Don’t let the avoidance of gluten stop you from enjoying this tradition. From holiday cinnamon pecan coffee cake to chocolate peppermint candy to scrumptious brownies and gingerbread cookies, we will whip up a great repertoire of tasty gluten-free treats using coconut and almond flours.
Location: Classes take place at the Grace Episcopal Church located at 341 Washington Street in Traverse City.
Parking: Park in the parking lot behind the church accessible via the alley and go directly to kitchen on the right side of the building.
Class size: Cooking classes are limited to 12 people. A minimum of 6 people is needed to hold each class.
Register for classes at the Oryana Customer Service desk. Or call 231-947-0191.
What to wear: For hands-on classes, please wear comfortable clothes, closed toe shoes, and tie your hair back.
What to bring: For hands-on classes, please bring a hat to wear. Aprons and knives will be provided but you may bring your own. You may also bring food containers in case there are leftovers.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 24 hours before the class. Oryana will refund your payment, in full, for cancellations made up to 24 hours before the class.
Our Culinary Instructors
Cheryl Janz learned to cook and bake from her mother at a very young age. Although she joined the corporate world after college, she was eventually drawn back to food. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, she began her second career with a catering business and taught culinary classes at the College of Du Page in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Today she is an independent chef and culinary instructor living in Traverse City, Michigan. Since she grew up on a farm in southwestern Michigan, Cheryl has always appreciated the variety of great products grown in this state.
Judi Mills is a Certified GAPS Practitioner, one of 160 people in the U.S. who has been trained by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride in the nutritional protocol known as GAPS (gut and psychology syndrome.) She and her husband embraced a grain free diet in October of 2011 and have found abundant energy, greater joy in life, fewer aches and pains, and better digestive health, not to mention substantial weight loss. She has an avid interest in nutrition and how healing foods can support, and even restore, vibrant health. With a son and a sister experiencing chronic autoimmune digestive issues, she has been pursuing solutions to aid their search for better health.