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

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

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.

Festive Holiday Desserts

Tuesday, November 28 • 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Mary Mooney Nachazel

Finish a great holiday dinner with an equally stunning dessert. These easy and festive holiday treats are sure to become family favorites. We’ll be making Hazelnut Macaroons, Maple Bacon Cookies, Compote of Dried Fruits with Cashew Cream, Triple Ginger Cookies, Rosemary Toasted Macadamia Shortbread, Crepes with Chocolate Hazelnut or Fruit Filling, and Chocolate Pistachio Rum Balls.

Easy Holiday Side Dishes

(This class is full but you may add your name to our wait list.)

Tuesday, December 5 • 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Ali Lopez

These delectable vegetarian side dishes will steal the show and have everyone asking for seconds at your holiday gatherings. Delight your family and friends by making Sweet Potato Cakes with Yogurt Tahini Sauce, Hearty Root Vegetable Chowder, Sweet and Savory Winter Slaw, Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, and, what the heck, dessert too... Chocolate Avocado Mousse.

More classes coming up in January. Stay tuned....

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.

Mary Mooney Nachazel is the Demo & Events Assistant at Oryana and has been working at Oryana for 7 years. She has extensive catering experience and enjoys helping people plan their special gatherings by sharing her knowledge, skills and love of good food.




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Bay Bread
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Stone House Bread
Pleasanton Bakery

Oryana's Own:
Quick Breads
WF Sandwich Bread
WF Vegan Flaxseed Bread