Culinary Wellness Classes & Private Cooking Lessons

Begin a Nutritious, Delicious Journey with Private Cooking Classes

In the age of information overload, we are all looking for a nutrition strategy that is easy to understand and that doesn’t take all our precious time. 

The internet can be confusing, how to make a healthy meal does not have to be. Not all of us grew up with a knife in our hands and learning to cook from scratch can feel overwhelming.

In The Green Palette Kitchen, you will learn simple ways to eat fresh, healthy, seasonal foods.  We will discuss time-saving equipment you should never live without, easy ways to prepare fresh and delicious meals, how to flavor foods to make them sing and, of course, chat about how certain foods have a positive impact on your health and well being.  

It is the mission of the Green Palette Kitchen to demystify healthy cooking and make it practical and accessible for everyone so that you can have the peace of mind you are feeding yourself, and your family, nourishing meals.

 The Green Palette Kitchen offers:

      • Monthly Cooking Classes 
      • Culinary Workshops
      • Individualized, Private Cooking Lessons

What Is Culinary Wellness?

Culinary Wellness takes the best of science-based nutrition knowledge, then translates that into something delicious in your kitchen.

When you learn to recognize the power that real food has on our stress, energy, and health, you can get inspired to get back into our kitchens, making cooking a pleasant priority.

The Culinary Wellness philosophy makes healthy cooking clear and easy to understand so it doesn’t feel like a chore.  Knowing what and how to eat is one thing, knowing how to prepare healthy foods to make them taste delicious is the missing link. Eating healthy means embracing a high plant, low processed foods diet.  In my classes, we emphasize an abundant amount of seasonal vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and healthy proteins.  The words anti-inflammatory, power foods and delicious are common language and I show you how to incorporate only the best, most nutritious foods into your everyday diet.

Monthly Group Cooking Classes

Cooking classes are a great way to gain kitchen inspiration and build your repertoire of delicious, healthy recipes. The monthly menu is what we will be cooking for my group classes, private classes, and other events. I am always happy to work with you to create your own personalized menu with a group of friends. See the monthly cooking page for the details, menu, and price.

2019 Monthly Cooking Classes

January – Warming Winter Soups Cooking Class
February – Boost Your Immunity with Healthy Food
March – Ease Into Spring Cooking Class
April – Lighten Up Our Eating
May – Spring Flavor Infusion
June – Summer Seasonal Eating
July –Simply Healthy Summer Menu
August – Healthy Outdoor Entertaining
September – Garden To Plate, Late Summer Harvest
October – Fall Flavor Infusion
November – Healthy Holiday Party Ideas
December – Comfort Foods That Are Actually Good For You

Culinary Workshop Schedule 2019

  • February 2019 Smart Women, Sharp Knife
  • March 2019 Stress-Less: Yoga, Mocktail and Mingle
  • April 2019 Essential Oils For Living and Cooking
  • May 2019 Beautiful Skin From The Inside Out
  • June 2019 Making Sense Of Clean Eating
  • July 2019 Weight Loss Essentials
  • August 2019 Creative Herb and Vegetable Ideas
  • September 2019 Mastering Healthy Meal Prep
  • October 2018 Holiday Survival Strategies
  • November 2019 Mastering Hormones with Food
  • December 2018 Pound Zero Holiday Challenge

Culinary Workshops (aka Cookshops) at The Green Palette Kitchen are where we put information into eating!  Each month focuses on a variety of topics that you care about – handling stress, planning our healthy meals, even our vexing hormones. We might have a discussion, take a yoga class or see how essential oils work. We then apply this to the healthy food we can eat to support ourselves. Half cooking demo/half workshop, Cookshops are hands-on learning at their best.

Private Cooking Lessons

We all need to eat, and eating well is the foundation of health. For most of us, however, we were not born with a skillet in our hands. You know you want to make changes to what you are eating but sometimes you need a little guidance and assistance.Private cooking lessons at the Green Palette Kitchen are highly individualized to address your specific wellness concerns. After an initial meeting to go over your health history, food requirements, likes and dislikes, Heather will create an individual cooking lesson plan that is both interactive and suited to your cooking expertise. You won’t believe healthy can actually be this easy and taste this good!

In our 2-3 hour, individualized, interactive sessions we will:

  • discuss foods that support your overall health and focus on your individual health issues
  • explore recipes that are not only nutritious but that also taste delicious. Flavor is my motto!
  • discover the secrets of simple, effortless cooking
  • practice cooking skills and knife skills in a supportive, relaxed environment
  • cook, taste, eat, enjoy!
  • please click HERE to get in touch with Heather and set up a time to talk.
  • classes, which include an initial consultation, all handouts, food to taste and take home, are for one to two people and are $300 for the first person and $125 for an additional person, plus the cost of groceries.

What Past Students Are Saying…

“It is so very rare to find in one person a master chef dedicated to organic foods and healthy living, combined with her expertise as a top quality educator in nutrition for kids, adults and people with medical conditions. As both a nutritionist and a chef, Heather Carey is a one stop shop for anyone looking to learn how to eat, learn how to cook deliciously healthy foods and gain the tools needed to take control of your health and wellness through food.”

“I’m consistently impressed with Heather’s professionalism and attention to detail, not only as a chef but also as a nutritionist. I love the cooking classes. There is a great mix of learning, demonstration, discussion, and tasting. I always come away with fresh information, new cooking skills, and tried, tested healthy recipes that I put right into the rotation. Heather’s enthusiasm is contagious – I am enjoying cooking more! Heather’s soups are exceptional! We had two family members going through major medical treatments and Heather’s nutrition-packed, delicious soups were a wonderful gift for them. Everything is thoughtfully planned and well prepared.”
  • Eileen P.

    Southport, CT

I love the cooking classes! There is a great mix of learning, demonstration, discussion, and tasting. I always come away with fresh information, new cooking skills, and tried, tested healthy recipes that I put right into the rotation. Heather’s enthusiasm is contagious – I am enjoying cooking more!

  • Eileen P.

    Southport, CT

I enjoyed the informality of the class because I felt I could ask any questions no matter how simple. And I came away feeling as though I had just eaten in a gourmet restaurant! And was delighted to take home your food!

  • Anne D.

    Darien, CT

“This class was very informative and lots of fun. The food was prepared in a quick and healthy way. All very delicious!”

  • Liz W.

    Fairfield, CT

“Today’s class was fantastic! I learned many skills, techniques and tips – too many to mention. There was nothing missing from this class!”

  • Samantha M.

    Southport, CT

“Heather makes healthy cooking delicious and fun!”

  • Robin P.

    Fairfield, CT

“I loved all of the recipes! Absolutely delicious! I felt very comfortable asking questions and the flow of the class was perfect. I learned how to cook with healthy ingredients and I am looking forward to doing another class, thank you!!”

  • Mary

    Westport, CT