Perfect Meal Workshops

Ready to schedule a Twice as Tasty workshop that teaches you how to perfect your meals? Contact me and let me know which workshop you would like to host.

Dressed for Success: Classy Salad Dressings

Learn to create delicious dressings from scratch at a moment’s notice. Sign up at
Size: 4 to 10 people
Time: 2-1/2 hours

Has a battalion of salad dressings taken over your refrigerator? Why surrender to these expensive, heavily preserved soldiers when the basic ingredients for fresh, classy dressings likely already live in your kitchen? This workshop teaches you ratios that free you to create delicious dressings from scratch at a moment’s notice. This workshop can accommodate up to 10 people but still offers hands-on opportunities. I’ll teach you the basic ratios and supply a variety of ingredients so that you can create your own combinations on the spot. We’ll taste-test these creations before we send them home for you to enjoy.

Feeling Saucy: Sauce Basics and Variations

Size: 4 to 10 people
Time: 2-1/2 hours

Sauces form the basis of so many meals and vary widely in ingredients, flavors—and ultimately success at your family’s table. But most can be divided into three broad groups that let you make what appears to be a different sauce every meal. This technique workshop covers the basics of making sauces thickened using a roux, an emulsion, and a reduction. We’ll chose the ingredients for each together, and then I’ll demonstrate how each is made, with your help. We’ll sample our creations and discuss other options for each sauce.

Indian Spices: Marvelous Masalas
This workshop has been featured in The Daily Inter Lake’s Montana Life section. See the delicious photos and read the story by Brenda Ahearn here.

Size: 4 to 10 people
Time: 2-1/2 hours

Indian food is delicious, but the long list of ingredients in traditional recipes can be daunting. A closer look reveals that list is primarily spices; factor out the spices, and the other ingredients and techniques are often simple and familiar. In this workshop, you’ll discover key spices used in Indian cooking and how to combine them into flavorful dishes at a moment’s notice. We’ll look at spices that are likely already staples in your collection, as well as ones that are readily available but may not be as well known. You’ll also sample and experiment with different spice blends.

Riffs on Risotto: Risotto Basics and Variations

Gather your friends for a dinner party, and I’ll show you how to unlock risotto’s mysteries. Sign up at
Size: 4 to 8 people
Time: 3 hours

Why do we see pasta as easy and versatile but risotto as challenging? Gather your friends for a dinner party, and I’ll show you how to unlock risotto’s mysteries. In this In this hands-on workshop, we’ll start the evening by making a risotto from scratch in your kitchen. Then we’ll sit down to enjoy it and discuss how you can create other risottos at home. I’ll provide notes and recipe ideas that lead you from the meal to playing in your own kitchen.

Speedy Soup Suppers: Soup Basics and Variations

Size: 4 to 10 people
Time: 2-1/2 hours

Want to play and eat well? You can have a variety of dinners within 30 minutes of shedding your outdoor layers. In this workshop, which can be altered to accommodate larger groups, you’ll learn about the basic elements of soup and a simple ratio that lets you vary those elements each time you pull out the stockpot. We’ll then play with the formula by creating a soup on the spot.

Fine Dining: Front Country

Size: 8 to 12 people
Time: 2 hours

Do you eat well at home but then stock up on Ramen and pepperoni sticks when you pack your car for an outdoor adventure? This introductory workshop will help you change all of that and put you in the camp of front-country gourmets. You’ll learn how to plan and pack healthy, delicious meals for multiday adventures. We’ll discuss scheduling, pretrip prep, tools, and tricks that make front-country cooking easy. I’ll also share some of my favorite recipes that can be made out of a cooler and cooked on a portable stove or grill under the open sky.
This is an introductory workshop; it isn’t as immersive as the full workshops, but it’s available at discounted per-person rate and is a great opportunity to get introduced to the Twice as Tasty experience.

Don’t see the workshop that interests you? Check out the other Twice as Tasty workshop topics or contact me and I’ll create a new workshop for you and your friends.