Oryana cooking classes are fun, informative, and full of great food! Whatever your level of expertise, you’ll always learn something new and exciting. We’ve earned a reputation for offering great instruction from our talented culinary experts and a diverse group of local chefs. Our classes fill up quickly so sign up early! See below for registration, pricing information, and learn about our instructors. Or visit our Events Page. Classes are open to everyone.
Fall Cooking Classes
Local Fall Flavors
Tuesday, October 27, 6 – 7pm, $10
Instructor: Loghan Call
Follow along with Chef Loghan to explore how to best use local late season crops from our local farmers! With the cold months fast approaching, we must get ready to be creative with our winter storage crop vegetables in the kitchen. In this class, Chef Loghan will cover a wide range of creative uses with vegetables like squash, kohlrabi, cabbage and more! From sauces & marinades to main dishes, we’ll cover a range of flavors and ideas that will keep you inspired in the kitchen while supporting our local farmers.
Thursday, November 5, 6 – 7pm, $10
Instructor: Loghan Call
Join Chef Loghan of Planted Cuisine for a class on how to make delicious vegan Thanksgiving dishes without using processed alternative products. We’ll be talking about how to find the balance between delicious flavors while remaining healthy. In this class we’ll cover how to reimagine some classic dishes/flavors we all love while keeping health and wellness at the forefront. These dishes could be used as side dishes in a traditional turkey dinner setting.
Elegant Holiday Appetizers
Monday, November 9, 6 – 7pm, $10
Instructor: Carol Bell, MS RD
Learn to make two elegant, vegan holiday appetizers for a festive holiday meal. You will greatly impress your guests after Carol shows you how to make delicious Squash and Carrot Soup “Shots” and Sesame Cauliflower Bites with Creamy Miso Dressing.
Registration & Information
These classes, designed for you to cook along with the instructor, are offered live via the Zoom app. You will receive an email with recipes and class details five days in advance. After class, we will share a recorded version. Register at eventbrite.com. You must have an email address to sign up for Zoom classes. Cost: $10
About Our Instructors
Carol Bell, MS RD, LMT is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Massage Therapist at Table Health in Traverse City. She has a passion for teaching about healthy, whole foods in an entertaining and lively manner. She earned her master’s degree in 2013 in Dietetics and Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1994.
Loghan Call is a regenerative foods system chef and owner of Planted Cuisine. Loghan switched from a career in media to food after beginning to understand the connections between soil health and human health. Five years later, he has hosted dinner experiences centered around this core understanding throughout the United States. Now based in Traverse City, his work is centered around creating symbiotic relationships between the future leaders of our communities: farmers, doctors and chefs. Seeking fundamental change in the way we perceive and interact with food, Loghan is committed to seeing our communities recognize food as medicine and food as our number one priority.
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 and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.