Custom Workshops

I offer customized workshops on just about any technique, recipe, or topic that is—or could be—covered by the Twice as Tasty blog. These are designed to give you a chance to see and try the techniques and ask questions as we go.

Workshops are always available locally in Montana’s Flathead Valley. My recent road trip that took these workshops to the Pacific Northwest was such a success I plan to repeat it in the future. If you are interested in setting up a workshop in your area, contact me.
Twice as Tasty workshops are customizable for a range of ages and group sizes, letting you try the blog’s recipes and techniques in your own kitchen, among friends—and with my personal help.

Getting Started

Because Twice as Tasty focuses on making good food in your own home and encourages friends to gather for larger projects, workshops are designed to be hosted in private kitchens among friends. Here are a few suggestions if you are interested in hosting or attending a workshop:

  1. Gather at least 4 interested people, and choose your workshop (see the current workshops, select a past featured topic, or suggest a custom workshop).
  2. Choose a host, an ideal time, and a couple of dates that work for the group.
  3. Contact me for the scheduling and rate of your custom workshop.

To host, you mainly need to be willing to do so and have the space in your home to accommodate your chosen group size. I can work with any size and setup of kitchen and will provide any specialized equipment you may not have; I’ll also provide the necessary supplies, which will be included in the cost of the workshop. We’ll be in contact before the workshop to make sure everything goes smoothly once people arrive at your door.

Workshop Options

I’ve come up with three basic workshop formats, but each is customizable and intended to be a unique experience. For topic ideas, check out some of my past featured workshops.

Hands-On Workshops

Size: 4 to 6 people
Time: 2 to 3 hours

These small workshops are designed to get everyone involved in the process and learning by doing. We’ll take the process from its early setup stages to a final product. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have the results of your labor to either take home or eat on the spot.

Ratio Workshops

Size: 4 to 10 people
Time: about 2 hours

At its essence, cooking requires two things: ratio and technique. By practicing a technique, you become better, faster, and more confident in the kitchen. But by knowing a ratio, you have the freedom to open a cupboard and create something delicious from scratch at a moment’s notice.

The ratio workshops can accommodate a few more people but still offer some hands-on opportunities. I’ll demonstrate the basic ratio, and we’ll talk about why it works and how to run with it. Depending on the topic, you’ll either sample a range of items that I have made using the ratio or work with a variety of ingredients to create your own combination on the spot.

Potluck Discussions

Size: 6+ people
Time: 1-1/2 to 2 hours

These talks can accommodate larger groups of people and the widest range of topics and time windows. I suggest potluck style to take some pressure off the host, but they can be set up around any meal or snack based on the topic being covered. My contribution to the table will focus on the topic being discussed, and I’ll have notes and recipe ideas that lead you from what you are eating to playing in your own kitchen.

Unsure whether you’re ready to take part in a workshop, or undecided about what you would like to learn? Click here to subscribe to Twice as Tasty and get ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. You can also click here to join the companion Facebook group, a forum for asking questions and offering your own ideas about food and preserving. And of course, feel free to contact me with any questions.