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, but I also take these workshops on the road. 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 people to gather and cook together, workshops are hosted in private kitchens among friends. Better than a book club or a night out with friends where you simply talk about good food, these fun gatherings teach you and your friends how to prepare good food from scratch with my personal help.

To schedule a workshop, simply contact me! Together we will:

  1. Choose a workshop topic (see some of the options here).
  2. Pick a date and time.
  3. Decide how many friends you will invite, based on the workshop topic and the group size you can accommodate in your kitchen.

It’s that easy! I’ll handle all of the food planning and preparation from there, and I’ll supply all materials and any tools you don’t already have in your kitchen. We’ll be in contact before the workshop to make sure everything goes smoothly once people arrive at your door.
Custom workshop rates are based on the topic, duration, and number of attendees.
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.

Workshop Options

Each of the following basic workshop formats is customizable and intended to be a unique experience. For topic ideas, check out my 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: 2 to 3 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 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.

Coaching Workshops

Size: 8+ people
Time: 2 to 3 hours

Many of your cooking decisions begin long before you enter your kitchen to prepare a meal: in the store, in your garden, in your pantry. The coaching workshops focus on the big picture and improving how you approach feeding yourself, your family, and your friends. Part discussion and part hands-on practice, these workshops will change the way you think about food and quickly have you eating well year-round.

Potluck Discussions

Size: 8+ people
Time: 1-1/2 to 2 hours

These talks can accommodate large groups 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.