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FEED YOUR BRAIN, BELLY & SOUL

Learn the science behind the cooking. Delve deeper into the whys. Grow beyond recipes to be your own cook.

 
 

COOKING CLASSES


Contact me to schedule a private cooking class on a topic of your desire!


GIVE THE GIFT OF A FUN, EDUCATIONAL COOKING CLASS. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE.


SAMPLE CLASS SCHEDULE

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Lecture and accompanying demonstrations about nutrition, ecology, evolution, and the science behind various processes and techniques

6:00 - 7:30 PM

All participants involved in hands-on preparation of recipes using seasonal, organic produce, pastured or grass-fed meats, and wild seafood

7:30 PM - End

A communal meal prepared by all


SOME PAST CLASSES

Nourishing Traditions 4-Class Series

Nourishing Traditions 4-Class Series

On Risotto & Chocolate

On Risotto & Chocolate

Szechuan Secrets

Szechuan Secrets

Vegetable & Dairy Fermentation

Vegetable & Dairy Fermentation

Soups, Stocks & Bone Broths

Soups, Stocks & Bone Broths

South Asian Curries

South Asian Curries

Vietnamese Street Food

Vietnamese Street Food

Soaking, Sprouting, Sourdough, & Fermented Beverages

Soaking, Sprouting, Sourdough, & Fermented Beverages

Stews & Braising

Stews & Braising

Southeast Asian Curries

Southeast Asian Curries

It's All About Poultry

It's All About Poultry

Kimchi Explored

Kimchi Explored

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I loved...all the classes I’ve taken with Rosie. I particularly like the lecture portion of the class - being a former engineer, it’s always so much easier for me to follow instructions/recipes if I understand the whys rather than following [them] blindly.
— Ellie C, San Jose, CA
The food was delicious, the recipes easy to follow and unique, and the instruction informative and encouraging. Rosie is a great teacher and chef who challenges and empowers her students to reach new cooking heights!
— Erin D, Oakland, CA
Rosie offers patient, consistent, and persistent instruction and guidance in everything from the basics of cooking method to the principles of nutrition.
— Frank V, Oakland, CA
I just love the approach - the science behind the food and then the actual preparation of the food. The mood was festive and joyful. I’m not a cook, and even I could follow the recipes...Well done.
— Sylvia R, Carlsbad, CA
 
 

NUTRITION SERVICES

Rosie offers nutrition consultation based on the needs and health goals of each individual and also provides education to groups. She understands how deeply rooted habits can be and works with her clients to design menus tailored to their tastes and lifestyles. In addition to the nutritional focus, she takes a holistic approach that addresses stress-reduction and physical activity.

What we put into our bodies has everything to do with the way we think, feel, and negotiate our environments. One may be surprised to find out how closely related the symptoms he or she is experiencing are with foods being eaten (or not eaten).  Every person is an individual with specific dietary and lifestyle needs, and with the amount of (mis)information that exists it is increasingly more difficult to identify the foods one needs to achieve and maintain optimum health.

Education is at the heart of her practiceempowerment of the individual, fundamentally providing them an understanding of their own nutritional needs.


NUTRITION PHILOSOPHY

Address the specific nutritional requirements of the individual

Maximize whole foods in the diet, naturally outcompeting processed foods

Eat a wide variety of seasonal, mostly locally-grown, organic foods

Everything in moderation

Enjoyment in eating


NUTRITION CONSULTING & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 
 

HELLO!

Rosie has worked in commercial kitchens and in the catering business for a decade, while helping people lead healthier lives through nutritional consulting backed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley, a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University, and her own personal experience of overcoming health challenges. She is currently the Nutrition Program Director and a faculty member at Bauman College, Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts.

She approaches instruction in the culinary arts by teaching the science behind the basics to empower students with a deep understanding of cooking techniques. Students take these techniques to create dishes beyond recipes across a myriad of cuisines. The excitement of those ah-ha’s of delight is what drives her to share her knowledge widely.

From her nutritional background and science based teaching, she serves up a delicious celebration of the Bay Area’s bounty and one of the best health improvement plans money can’t buy.

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mailto: rosie@rosewatercooking.com