Healthy Cooking Classes in San Francisco
Plentiful Kitchen offers healthy cooking classes in San Francisco and the Bay Area. No experience is required. Even if you’ve “burned water” and your culinary creations are frequently seasoned with tears, Plentiful Kitchen can help you. Through sessions with private chef Inbal Fershtat, you will gain confidence in your abilities and finally fall in love with preparing tasty, healthy meals in your own kitchen.
Whether you are planning a one-on-one or couples’ session, you will find cooking with Inbal to be stress-free and fun-filled. Inbal will help you understand how spices, herbs, aromatics, and textures work together to create incredible dishes.
Learning to prepare healthy, delicious meals is a skill that will last you a lifetime — and one you can share with your friends and family. Additional benefits of cooking classes include:
- Confidence in the kitchen.
- Ability to try new ideas — and succeed!
- Prepare meals for guests without the stress.
- Cook as efficiently as a master chef.
- Sharpen your kitchen knife skills.
- Rely more on your knowledge and less on cookbooks.
- Knowledge of how spices, herbs, aromatics, umami, and flavoring work together.
Are you ready to finally have fun in the kitchen and enjoy the results? Contact Inbal Fershtat of Plentiful Kitchen and unlock your inner chef, today!
Who Benefits from One-on-One and Couples Cooking Classes?
Just about everyone can benefit taking part in cooking classes. Even those who feel confident in their abilities can learn some new tricks of the trade and expand their cooking horizons. Individuals, couples, and those looking to prepare meals for those with special dietary considerations can all benefit from cooking classes.
Plentiful Kitchen offers cooking classes for both individuals and couples.
Individuals. One-on-one cooking classes are perfect for cooks who are getting started and are not sure whether to begin. But, these classes are also beneficial to advanced cooks wanting to become true masters of the kitchen.
Couples. For couples, taking a cooking class together is often a great way to bond, have fun, and learn some new skills along the way. Partners also form a mutual respect for each other’s culinary creations.
Cooking for Special Dietary Considerations
Preparing a meal for someone with special dietary considerations often feels like a process of subtracting or substituting certain ingredients. Inbal Fershtat can show you how to prepare delicious meals for individuals with certain health conditions or dietary challenges. These include preparing:
- Gluten-free meals
- Vegetarian and vegan meals
- GAPS diet
- Paleo diet
- Elimination diet
- …and others
What to Expect
First off, expect to have fun. The classes will focus on exactly what you want to learn and achieve in the kitchen. Each class is roughly three hours in length and you will prepare two to four meals. This means you will get to enjoy some great-tasting foods as you go and you will also have some tasty leftovers to enjoy throughout the week.
How Much Does it Cost?
For each session, the costs is $200 per person plus the cost of food and ingredients. Please note that a minimum of two participants is required for each class.
How Do I Get Started?
Before your first class, Inbal will get to know your goals, abilities, and what types of foods you enjoy. To get started, simply contact Plentiful Kitchen! Cooking classes are available in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.
Healthy Meals for Postpartum Moms in San Francisco
Did you know Plentiful Kitchen offers guidance on postpartum nutrition for San Francisco mothers? Whether you are a new mother or expecting, Plentiful Kitchen works to ensure optimal health for mother and child.
On the physical level, the process of growing a baby is, biologically-speaking, nutritionally challenging. While the baby is growing in the womb, the mother’s micro- and macronutrient reserves are quickly depleted. It can take months or even years until mothers feel like they have actually recovered. While the detrimental effects of nutrient depletion are well known, postpartum recovery often takes a backseat to other matters at hand. Ignoring postpartum nutrition can be detrimental to mother and child.
Plentiful Kitchen makes it easy. The Postpartum Recovery Service help new mothers by ensuring they receive essential nutrients that aid in the healing process while also providing optimal nourishment for their children.
Meal Deliveries for Expecting and New Mothers
The journey from pregnancy to parenthood is beautiful. It is also a time that requires a strong, nurturing support system to ensure optimal wellness for mother and baby.
Plentiful Kitchen’s meals are designed with the nutrition of the post-natal and nursing parent in mind. Our meals are loaded with fresh fruits and veggies, as well as responsibly sourced, organic proteins. Meals are prepared by private chef Inbal Fershtat and delivered directly to expecting and new mothers throughout the Bay Area.
Nourishing Happy, Healthy Mothers and Babies
According to national health studies, a majority of mothers-to-be are nutritionally depleted at to the time of conception and throughout their pregnancy. As important as it is to be properly nourished during pregnancy, this necessity increases exponentially in the postpartum phase. While in-utero, the baby sources everything it needs to develop from its mother via the placenta.
Towards the end of the third trimester, the mother is passing nearly 7 grams of fat a day to the growing baby. Through the placenta, the baby is also tapping into the mother’s trace nutrient reserves, which include iron, zinc, vitamins B12 and B9, iodine, selenium, as well as omega 3 fats like DHA. According to recent studies, there is growing evidence suggesting that low dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with postpartum depression.
Nutritional depletion in new mothers often presents itself in a range of symptoms, which can include:
- Memory loss
- Anti-social tendencies
- Reduced libido
- Compromised personal care
“After my own pregnancy, my biggest symptoms were fatigue, exhaustion, and memory loss. The most surprising thing about it all was how little attention this side of motherhood receives. It wasn’t discussed at the doctor’s office, I did not have conversations about it with my midwife nor did it come up with friends who were also mothers. I thought it was just me.
It wasn’t an immediate realization, it took me more than a year to figure out the connection with my pregnancy and inadequate recovery. When I put one and one together after a lot of conversations and research all I wanted to do was raise awareness and help mothers who might suffer from these same issues. I started working with women on their nutrition, lifestyle choices and I was finding many commonalities with the symptoms they faced.”