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-9:00pm
Open July 4 from 7:30am to 6pm
 

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.

 

Cooking From Your CSA Box
July 31 & August 21, 6 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Ali Lopez

Have you signed up for a CSA box this summer, shop Oryana’s local produce, or have your own garden? Do you want to use all that wonderful, fresh produce in the most efficient and delicious way possible? Make the most of in-season produce with healthy, easy recipes your whole family will love. Learn about some of the foods you may not be as familiar with and the best way to prepare them.

Cost: $30members/$35 non-members.
Register at Customer Service.

 

Kids Cooking Classes

This summer Oryana is offering young chefs the chance to learn new cooking skills. Kids 13-16 (Junior Chef) will hone their culinary skills by making a meal using fresh, local ingredients. This is a great hands-on opportunity for kids to explore new foods, learn how to read a recipe, learn about knife skills and stovetop safety, and develop self-confidence in the kitchen, plus have recipes to take home. Classes limited to 9 participants. Register soon as these classes fill quickly!

Cost: $25/children of members, $30 children of non-members.
Register at Customer Service.

 

 

Junior Chef (Ages 13-16)

Friday, July 17, 4 - 6:30 pm

Menu
Homemade Tortillas
Fresh Salsa
Guacamole
Fish Tacos
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Plantains w/ Chocolate Caramel Sauce
Instructor: Ali Lopez


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 12 people. A minimum of 6 people is needed to hold each class.

Cost: $30/members, $35/nonmembers

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.

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. Teens 16 and older are eligible to sign up for classes.


Our Instructors

Laura Cavender has adventured around the world while cooking, reading and learning. After about 8 years sailing as a ship's cook, she settled in the Traverse City area and joined the staff with Oryana, actively engaging people in a positive food experience. Laura is especially dialed in to restoring the fun, art and wonder in the experience of cooking. Laura is committed to reclaiming a healthful connection between growing food, cooking food and nourishing our bodies.

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. Ali is passionate about working with fresh, local, organic and seasonal ingredients and describes her food philosophy and cooking style as simple, intuitive and seasonal, believing that delicious and nutritious meals nourish the body, mind and spirit. Being healthy also means keeping the body active. She practices yoga and is an avid runner and cyclist.

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