Oryana Natural Foods Market
Oryana Natural Foods Market
260 East Tenth Street | Traverse City, MI 49684 | (231) 947-0191

To place Café orders call (231) 346-2852 
Monday - Saturday 7:30am-9:00pm | Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm

Cooking Classes

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! See below for registration information. Classes are open to everyone.

Valentine Dinner for Two
Wednesday, February 14, 6 - 8:30
Instructor: Forrest Moline

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by learning how to make a romantic, home-cooked dinner with your sweetie! Join Chef Forrest for a fun night out as you prepare Butternut Squash Agnolotti with Browned Butter and Sage, (you will make the pasta dough from scratch,) Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Shallots and Shiitake Mushrooms, Garden Salad with Charred-Lemon Vinaigrette, and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Blueberry-Ginger Coulis.

Vegan Comfort Food
Tuesday, February 27, 6 - 8:30
Instructor: Ali Lopez

Following a plant-based diet but missing some of your comforting old favorites? Chef Ali will show you how to make a few classic comfort foods using only vegan ingredients. In this hands on class you will make Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip, Macaroni & “Cheese,” “Meat”loaf, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, the Best Vegan Hot Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Who knew being an herbivore could be so delicious!

A Taste of Japan
Tuesday, March 13, 6 - 8:30
Instructor: Misaeng Liggett

Fresh, simple, and healthy embody Japanese cuisine and in this class we will create authentic dishes with the expert guidance of Japan native Misaeng. Together we will learn to make a variety of delicious traditional Japanese dishes including Vegetable and Seafood Tempura, Teriyaki Chicken, Miso Soup with Tofu & Wakame, and Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing. 

Winter Feast For The Soul
Tuesday, March 27, 6 - 8:30
Instructor: Ali Lopez

There’s nothing better than a warm, comforting meal to bring your loved ones to the table on a cold winter night. Join Chef Ali in creating a lovely, hearty, vegetarian dinner to remember. You will make Brussels Sprouts Gorgonzola Bites, Magical Green Soup, Roasted Root Vegetable Salad, Baked Winter Squash & Greens Pasta, and Maple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Class information:

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 10 people. A minimum of 6 people is needed to hold each class.
Cost: $35/owners, $40/non-owners

Register for classes at the Oryana Customer Service desk or call 231-947-0191. You can also register online at eventbrite.
What to wear: For hands-on cooking classes, please wear comfortable clothes, closed toe shoes, and tie your hair back. Please do not wear perfume or scented products.
What to bring: For hands-on cooking 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.
Children: Children 12 and older may register for a class if accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Both child and parent will need to pay for the class.) Please do not bring your young children to a class.
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.

About Our Instructors

Ali Lopez is a wellness chef and health coach. She has been cooking, feeding and teaching others about "real food" for over 20 years, She was Chef de Cuisine at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY, one of the largest vegetarian kitchens in North America. Ali is also a Certified Health Coach, a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Misaeng Suh Liggett attended Tsuji cooking school in Tokyo and the NMC Culinary Institute.  She has taught Japanese cooking workshops and Japanese language at NMC and privately since 2004.

Private Chef Forrest Moline grew up in Southern California where the seafood is always fresh and produce is at an arms reach. His Spanish-Italian Grandmother inspired him to cook, taught him the basics and what it meant to prepare a robust meal for the family. Forrest's experience includes working for Iron Chef Michael Symon to cooking French, Asian and Mexican cuisines. As a private chef, Forrest is able to cook for others and teach them about new foods in the comfort of their own home. His latest passion is Middle Eastern and Moroccan food. Forrest's favorite things to cook are pizza, fish and handmade pasta.




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Bay Bread
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