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Welcome! I teach kids, teen, and adults how to cook delicious, simple, and healthy food.

Michelle Greenebaum, owner of Together In The Kitchen, is a Healthy Chef and Family Nutrition Expert. She teaches kids, teens, and adults how to cook delicious wholesome real foods using easy recipes in an interactive non-judgmental environment. Michelle’s classes are hands-on and a lot of fun for both beginners and the experienced cook. 

In her popular classes, Michelle teaches essential culinary skills, kitchen techniques and meal prep solutions that make cooking easy and simple. While cooking together, she discusses why eating whole foods is important for the health of the entire family. She brings nutritious grocery products she loves so you can try them out, demos the latest new cooking tools, and offers useful tips for all levels. When we’re done cooking, everyone sits down together to enjoy the culinary creations!

As a consultant, Michelle also helps parents figure out what to feed their kids, as well as to how they can engage their children in the kitchen. She works closely with her clients offering healthy family eating strategies, plus ideas and solutions for feeding picky eaters. She teaches parents how to expose their kids to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and works closely with the children cooking side-by-side gently encouraging them to explore new flavors, textures, and tastes. 

Michelle teaches and consults in private homes, schools, universities, and corporations  throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Her clients include Stanford University, Facebook, Sur La Table, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Gideon Hausner Day School, Palo Alto Unified School District, Los Altos Country Club, Menlo Circus Country Club, Oracle, and Survey Monkey.

 Hands On Healthy Cooking Classes

Cooking Together In The Kitchen is a meaningful and fun way to connect with friends, family, and co-workers. In Michelle’s hands-on classes everyone gets their own cutting board and a knife to use during class. All menus are seasonal and can be customized. Michelle shops for all of the groceries herself so she can select the best organic ingredients and the freshest produce. Michelle will accommodate most food allergies and diet preferences — many of her recipes can be made gluten-free, dairy optional, or refined sugar-free. 

Kids 

Michelle offers fun, hands-on cooking classes for kids of all ages – from beginners to the more experienced little chefs!

  • Private, Small Group, or Larger Party
  • After School Classes
  • Birthday Parties
  • Summer and Holiday Camps
  • Farmer’s Market Field Trips
  • Playdates
  • Homeschool Curriculum

Kids learn to prep ingredients, season food, follow recipes, create their own recipes, and read food labels. Michelle teaches students how to work at the stovetop and oven, handle knives and kitchen tools with confidence, and practice food safety skills. 

Michelle’s classes are a fantastic opportunity to inspire picky eaters to try new food! Michelle has many years of experience teaching cooking and specializes in encouraging kids to explore new flavors and tastes. Kids are more likely to eat new foods they have learned to cook themselves.

Kids learn to make appetizers, main courses, snacks, and desserts. They are introduced to sweet + savory ingredients, seasonal fruits + vegetables, and spices + flavors from around the globe. Best of all, at the end of each class, kids sit down together to eat their culinary creations! 

Michelle brings cutting boards, knives and other fun cooking tools appropriate for children of all ages! She shops for all of the groceries herself to ensure quality organic ingredients and fresh produce. Michelle will accommodate most food allergies and diet preferences — many of her recipes can be made gluten-free, dairy optional, or refined sugar-free. 

Teens

Whether your teen is new to cooking, looking to learn kitchen skills beyond pasta and scrambled eggs, or soon to be living on their own for the first time Michelle’s hands-on classes are perfect!

  • Private, Small Group, or Larger Party
  • After School Classes
  • Birthday Parties
  • Graduation Gifts
  • Leadership Groups + Team Building
  • University Programs
  • College Cooking Survival Skills

Teens learn the most fundamental cooking skills that will serve them throughout adulthood. As we cook together, Michelle will teach students how to season food, prep ingredients, and follow recipes. Teens will learn how to handle knives and other kitchen tools with confidence, and practice food safety skills. They will create simple and delicious appetizers, meals, snacks, and desserts. Best of all, at the end of each class, the students sit down to enjoy their culinary creations!

Michelle brings cutting boards, knives and other fun cooking tools for the teens to try. She shops for all of the groceries herself to ensure quality organic ingredients and fresh produce. Michelle will accommodate most food allergies and diet preferences — many of her recipes can be made gluten-free, dairy optional, or refined sugar-free. 

Families

Michelle’s Family Cooking Classes are very popular! Parents and kids cook side-by-side, creating simple-to-prepare and awesome-to-eat healthy food. Michelle encourages children to sample a wide variety of new tastes and flavors in a non-judgmental environment all while having fun! Parents will take away lots of family friendly meal ideas as well as learn strategies for picky eaters and the best recipes for cooking together with their kids at home! 

  • Family Celebrations (Birthdays, Graduations, Anniversaries)
  • Friends and Family Get-Togethers
  •  Weekend Activities
  •  Holiday Cooking

Michelle excels at getting all participants involved – from the toddler to grandparents and everyone in between, all family members will be engaged in prepping, chopping, sautéing, and then sitting down together around the table to eat their culinary creations. Kids are so proud to be involved in cooking for the family! These classes are an incredible way for families to connect without devices and distraction. 

Adults

In her hands-on classes Michelle teaches you to prepare delicious, simple, and healthy dishes easy enough for a weeknight meal yet perfect for your next dinner party. 

Cooking Together In The Kitchen is a meaningful way to connect with friends and family for celebrations, birthday parties, anniversaries, girls night-in (with a glass of wine in hand!), as well as a great idea for company team-building. Or, consider a private lesson for you and your friends looking to add more healthy meals to the family dinnertime repertoire. 

  • Private, Small Group, or Larger Party
  • Family Celebrations
  • Birthdays
  • Girls Night In
  • Team Building for Corporations 
  • Board Meetings

Every student gets their own cutting board and a knife to use during class. Participants learn kitchen techniques that make cooking easier and bring home solutions for feeding a picky family! While cooking, Michelle discusses why eating whole foods is important for the entire family, recommends healthy grocery store products and demos the latest new cooking tools. When we’re done cooking, everyone sits down together to enjoy the culinary creations!

All menus are seasonal and can be customized. Michelle shops for all of the groceries herself ensuring you get the best organic ingredients and the freshest produce. And, at the end of class, you are left with a clean kitchen! Michelle will accommodate most food allergies and diet preferences — many of her recipes can be made gluten-free, dairy optional, or refined sugar-free. 

From Farmer’s Market To Table Dinner Party Catering  (Served Family Style; 10 -12 people)

Let Michelle create the most relaxing dinner party you’ve ever hosted!

 Michelle works with you to create a custom seasonal menu — including a scrumptious dessert — that includes all of the best from the local Farmers Market, plus recommends a few unique fruits, vegetables or foods you may not have ever tried before!

Michelle shops right before your party to source the freshest organic ingredients for your dinner. She’ll cook in your kitchen real-time while you and your guests enjoy her homemade appetizers and signature cocktails. Then all guests will sit down together to enjoy a fresh delicious family-style meal that is beautifully served.

Relax and enjoy every moment at your own party! Michelle and her team leave your kitchen sparkling clean which means you don’t have to stay up late cleaning, or wake up to a dirty kitchen!

 

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