The Cooking School at Frinklepod Farm

Why wholistic cooking?  Our approach to cooking focuses on preparing and eating food while using whole, unprocessed ingredients and being mindful of the effects of what we eat on our whole health, the health of others, and the health of our whole planet.   Our new on-farm kitchen gives us access to fresh, organic produce and a visceral connection to the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

In these hands-on classes,you will learn how to cook delicious, nourishing dishes using whole foods, plant-based ingredients, and seasonal produce. Gain the confidence to cook with whatever ingredients you have on hand, learn how to make pantry staples, and discover new recipes and techniques for every occasion. You'll also leave with a packet of recipes and the inspiration to continue your cooking journey at home.  Classes are held in our licensed kitchen at The Pod at Frinklepod Farm (244 Log Cabin Road, Arundel ME)  Please note:    All classes are vegan.   Some classes are gluten-free when noted.  Please let us know of any food allergies when registering.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Flora Brown.  Flora's experiences as a farmer, mother, high school teacher, and lifelong vegetarian (now vegan of 18 years) inform her passion for making healthy food with others!  She holds certificates in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and Culinary Nutrition from Matthew Kenney Online, and is certified in ServSafe food safety practices.  Since co-founding Frinklepod Farm in 2012, Flora has been working to establish an educational center that brings people together around food and health and is so excited to see it come to fruition as The Pod at Frinklepod Farm!

Stacey Hamblett. Chef Stacey has over 25 years of experience in plant based and holistic living, and has worked in numerous food establishments around the world.  She is also a trained herbalist, health coach, yogi, and reiki practitioner, and thus brings this wealth of wellness knowledge to her cooking classes.  Chef Stacey believes cooking is an art, a form of play, nourishing and healing, a way to connect, and most of all an expressive act of love.  Join her classes for some fun and inspiration to find your love, your passion, and your joy in the kitchen.  For more info visit chefstaceyjean.com or follow her on Instagram at @chefstaceyjean.  

Alex Pine Bio coming soon!

Kathleen Coullard.  Kathleen’s love for being in the kitchen began when her Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and was too sick to make the annual family Christmas cookie trays.   Not one to have previously spent much time in the kitchen she had to step up to continue this tradition.  After her Mom passed away she found that baking became her meditation.  From there, in an effort to lose weight, she began working with a health coach who helped open her eyes to the impact of the standard American diet on health and well being.  It was at that point she delved into educating herself on the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet.  She is passionate about impacting the lives and eating habits of people through the education of healthy foods and helping them succeed in the kitchen.   She holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and a certificate of completion from the Forks Over Knives Culinary Course from Rouxbe.

Leah Wentworth is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Reiki Practitioner.  As a graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2015 and Traditional Usui Reiki Healing in 2016, Leah is passionate about helping people discover their Inner Wisdom.  She supports her clients to uncover and overcome the emotional roots of their health and wellness issues, find joy and meaning in their lives, and bringing the body, mind, and spirit back into balance.