Group Classes

All classes are open to the public.

Pre-registration is required either through the colleges, Cozymeals

or Two Hearts depending on the class.

Since I started the class, I’m able (and brave enough) to cook for me and other people – and it gets way better every time. It’s fun for me to cook!

Natalie A.

Cooking Class Student

Classes & Events

Plant-based Thai Cooking Class

Menu:

  • Lemon Grass Soup
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • Chickpea Cauliflower Curry
  • Coconut Ice Cream

Explore the possibilities of plant-based eating with the vibrant flavors of Thailand.

Holistic chef and nutrition consultant, Chef Carrie, will guide you through this hands-on cooking class focused on plant-based Thai cooking. Learn the health benefits of the ingredients for each dish as you cook this flavorful Thai-inspired menu.

From filling fresh spring rolls with a savory peanut sauce to building a rich chickpea and cauliflower curry, this vegan menu is bursting with nutrients and bold flavors. You’ll also try your hand at a traditional lemon grass soup and homemade coconut ice cream in this plant-based adventure into Thai cuisine.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

 

On-going
Friday and Saturdays @ 6pm

In-person 

La Crescenta

Fee: $95 

Class was very informative and diverse. I’ve cooked for 60 years, but Carrie explained so many new things and why to do them that I enjoyed learning!

Joy R.

Cooking Class Student

Healthy Cooking 101: Guilt-free Desserts

Learn to make delicious low sugar desserts that will still satisfy your sweet tooth with holistic health coach Carrie Bonfitto. This is a hands-on class where you will make and eat three decadent desserts: Strawberry Silk with Coconut Whipped Cream, Honey Roasted Fruit with Lemon Cashew Ricotta, and Healthy Chocolate Truffles. All ingredients are provided in class. Just bring your apron and your appetite.

 

 

January 23
Sunday, 10am – 11:30am

In-Person
Los Angeles Valley College

Fee: $45 +$15 materials

Understanding Weight Loss (online)

To lose weight, we first must understand the body and why it chooses to store or release fat cells. In this class, Board Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Carrie Bonfitto, will explain the relationship between exercise, nutrition, lifestyle, and weight loss. Learn strategies for reducing cravings, controlling portion sizes, and boosting metabolism so that you can lose weight and gain energy. A free 7-day meal plan is provided in this 2 session class.

 

 

January 29 – February 5
2 Saturdays, 10am – 11:00am

Zoom Class via
Los Angeles City College

Fee: $49

Healthy Mediterranean Delights Cooking Class

Menu:

  • Tuscan Kale Soup
  • Grass-fed Falafel Meatballs
  • Stone Fruit with Lemon Cashew Ricotta

Discover the robust and nutritious flavors of the Mediterranean with Chef Carrie.

In this hands-on class with Chef Carrie, you’ll explore the bounty of the Mediterranean and learn why enjoying food from this region is recommended for a long and healthy life.

From a comforting Tuscan kale soup to a fresh Greek tomato salad with crisp cucumbers and briny olives, this vegetable-packed menu showcases the delicious variety of the region. You’ll also learn how to make hearty protein-rich meatballs with a tangy mint tzatziki sauce, and a light, yet satisfying dessert of honey-roasted stone fruit with creamy cashew lemon ricotta.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

 

On-going
Friday and Saturdays @ 6pm

In-person 

La Crescenta

Fee: $95 

Knife Skills (online)

      Are you uncomfortable cooking or think making meals takes way too long? Then this is the class for you! Increase your efficiency in the kitchen and make meal prep fun.
     Produce list will be provided so you can chop along in class.

 

February 12
Saturday, 10am – 11:30am

Zoom Class via
Los Angeles City College

Fee: $35

Essential Soups (online)

Soup is one of the most nourishing foods you can eat. Learn how to make good old-fashioned chicken soup and veggie party soup! Grocery list will be provided so you can cook along in class.

 

February 26
Saturday, 10am – 11:30am

Zoom Class via
Los Angeles City College

Fee: $45

Knife Skills

Are you uncomfortable cooking or think making meals takes way too long? Then this is the class for you! Increase your efficiency in the kitchen and make meal prep fun. Knives will be provided in class.

 

 

February 27th
Sunday, 10am – 11:30am

In-Person
Los Angeles Valley College

Fee: $35 +$5 materials

Authentic Pasta Making Cooking Class

Menu:

  • Classic Italian Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Tagliatelle Pasta and Basil Hemp Seed Pesto
  • Ravioli with Tomato Basil Sauce
  • Chocolate Bombs

Learn authentic pasta making from scratch with Chef Carrie.

In this hands-on cooking class, you’ll learn traditional pasta-making recipes and techniques handed down through generations as Chef Carrie will teaches you how to make two pasta dishes featuring classic herbs and sauces.

First, you’ll combine quintessential Italian flavors into a simple yet elevated meal from a fresh Italian salad with a bright lemon vinaigrette to handmade pasta dough for tagliatelle with a basil and hemp seed pesto and ravioli with tomato basil sauce. For dessert, enjoy decadent hand-rolled truffles to end a meal that would make any Italian grandmother proud.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

 

On-going
Friday and Saturdays @ 6pm

In-person 

La Crescenta

Fee: $95 

Healthy Cooking 101: Asian Fusion

Learn to make easy Asian inspired week-night meals with holistic health coach Carie Bonfitto.  This is a hands-on class where you will make and eat 3 flavor packed dishes including a super-fast stir-fry, a plant-based curry, and a fresh spring roll. Just bring your apron and your appetite. 

 

 

March 27
Sunday, 10am – 11:30am

In-Person
Los Angeles Valley College

Fee: $45 +$15 materials

Homemade Protein Bars (online)

        Save money by getting the hang of making your own delicious protein bars at home. Plus you’ll learn how much protein you should be eating everyday for optimal health. You’ll get an ingredients list sent to you before class so you can cook along with the instructor in your kitchen. Participation requires a food processor.

March 5
Saturday, 10-11am

Zoom Class via
Los Angeles City College

Fee: $29

Your Instructor

Meet Carrie

As a board certified nutrition consultant and culinary instructor, I know the root of wellness is healthy eating. But as a mom, I know meals have to be quick, yummy, and budget friendly. So as part of my services I share my knowledge of whole food selection, meal planning, and healthy recipes that will work for you and your whole family.

If you desire more guidance in the kitchen, I offer cooking lessons. You can schedule a private lesson with me or enroll in one of my classes above.