Group Classes

All classes are open to the public.

Pre-registration is required either through the college

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

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.

 

Sept 18
Saturday, 10am – 11:30am

Zoom Class via
Los Angeles City College

Fee: $35

Mediterranean Delights

      A fun hands-on cooking class that kicks-up the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
      Menu: Tuscan Kale Soup, Grass-fed Beef Falafel Meatballs with Mint Tzatziki Sauce, Persimmons with Lemon Cashew Ricotta, Organic Wine Pairing.

 

Sept 18
Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm

In-person at Waverly Cafe

1010 1/2 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena

Fee: $95

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.
    Chef knives will be provided for in class use.

Sept 19
Sunday, 10am – 11:30am

In-person at
Los Angeles Valley College

Fee: $30 + $5 materials

Healthy Cooking 101

Become familiar with the extraordinary health benefits of fresh ingredients as you transform them into flavorful meals that are packed with vitality. We’ll discuss the importance of lean proteins and healthy fats; ways to naturally detoxify your body while you eat; recommendations for sourcing nutrient dense ingredients; and tips to tame your sweet-tooth. 

This wonderful 6 class series will give you the foundation you need to change your eating habits.

 

Sept 22 – Oct 27
6 Wednesdays, 7pm -9pm

In-person at
Los Angeles Valley College

Fee: $195 + $60 materials

Understanding Weight Loss (online)

To lose weight, you first must understand why the body 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.

 

Oct 2 & Oct 9
Saturday, 10am – 11:00am

Zoom Class via
Los Angeles City College

Fee: $50

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.

Oct 16
Saturday, 10-11am

Zoom Class via
Los Angeles City College

Fee: $29

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

Fasting for Longevity (online)

    This 3 class series is designed to help you safely increase fat burning, lose weight, and promote longevity with fasting. You will learn how to shift meal timing and use your body’s natural circadian rhythms to heal your cells, reduce risk of disease, and live longer.

Oct 23 – Nov 6
3 Wednesdays, 10-11am

Zoom Class via
Los Angeles City College

Fasting for Longevity

    This 3 class series is designed to help you safely increase fat burning, lose weight, and promote longevity with fasting. You will learn how to shift meal timing and use your body’s natural circadian rhythms to heal your cells, reduce risk of disease, and live longer.

Nov 3 – 17
3 Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm

In-person at
Los Angeles Valley College

Sensational Salad Dressings (online)

What’s the one way to make a salad even healthier? Make your own dressing! In this one hour class, you will learn to make 4 delicious and versatile dressings that take the boredom out of eating greens and make your salads sing. You will get an ingredients list sent to you before class so you can choose to cook along with the instructor in your kitchen. A blender is recommended. 

 

 

 

Nov 13
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.