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.
One Bowl Meal
Instructor: Ali Lopez
Thursday, January 26, 6 - 8:30 pm
What could be better than a filling, delicious, complete meal in a single bowl? Chef Ali will show you how one-bowl meals can be endlessly adaptable and easy to prepare with different combinations of grains, legumes, vegetables, meat if desired, fresh dressings and quick sauces. You will make several hearty one-bowl meals with plenty of ideas for mixing and matching different ingredients to suit your tastes. The perfect winter antidote...
French Country Kitchen
Instructor: Andi Pellici
Thursday, February 23, 6 - 8:30
Be an armchair traveler this winter as you cook up a French storm with Chef Andi Pellici. She will delve into a few traditional favorites and create a wholesome, hearty winter meal of caramelized onion & mushroom tartlet, beef bourguignon, potatoes dauphinoise, and chocolate pot de creme. If you are a francophile or foodie, this is the class for you. Come hungry!
Essentials of Chinese
Same class offered on two dates:
Thursday, February 9, 6 - 8:30
Thursday, March 23, 6 - 8:30
Instructor: Andi Pellici
Chinese take-out is convenient but making some quintissential Chinese dishes at home is easy, plus you can control the ingredients. Join Chef Andi Pellici as she leads you in preparing pork and ginger potstickers, pickled cucumber salad,
sweet & sour chicken, and stir fried rice. These made-from-scratch favorites are even better than take-out, guaranteed!
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.
What to wear: For hands-on cooking classes, please wear comfortable clothes, closed toe shoes, and tie your hair back.
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.
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.
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.
Andi Pellici graduated from NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute and started her own personal chef business, As You Dish. In additional to personal chef work, she also has a line of seasoning blends and specialty brittles. She recently launched a new healthy meal subscription service called Fab Fresh Foods.