How Kitchen Coaching Works

When you sign up for a Kitchen Coaching session, you will select a classic menu from the suggested options. That is, unless you are working towards a specific goal or health issue, in which case modifications are in order.

Whatever you decide to make, whether it’s sushi or pasta, the food will be a starting point from which you can jump into the wonderful world of intuitive cooking.

I will arrive at your house with all the necessary groceries and recipes, and together we’ll set off on a kitchen adventure. By the time I leave your (cleaned-up) kitchen, you’ll be excited about cooking! 

I am an experienced cook and love to share my skills and enthusiasm for cooking

(In other words, I have mad skills)

In your 2 to 2½ hours Kitchen Coaching session, you will learn tips and tricks that will:

Start you on your way

You’ll learn how to cook for yourself every day so that it becomes a healthful and satisfying habit.

Help you become confident

When you are skilled at something, you enjoy it, and when you enjoy it, you want to keep doing it. Together, we will make being in the kitchen a pleasurable experience.

Teach you to cook with flexibility

By learning to cook – rather than reading recipes – you’ll become a natural at substituting one ingredient or piece of equipment for another.

Make you fall in Love with your kitchen

I come to you and teach you to make the most of your kitchen, no matter what size it is or how much equipment you have, unlike cooking classes held in fancy schmancy professional kitchens.

Build your confidence and help expand your horizons

Maybe you totally dig on making scrambled eggs and homemade pizza, but need some serious support from a knowledgeable cook to help you build your repertoire.

I will guide you through a menu that is designed for you, and together we will transform recipe instructions from the page to a delicious real life extravaganza!


Cooking coaching sessions make fantastic gifts for recent college grads, dwellers in first apartments, take-out fanatics, newly engaged folks, young married couples, or anyone who simply craves a little more confidence and health in the kitchen.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in a Kitchen Coaching session?

  • 2 to 2½ hours of coaching
  • All the groceries you need to make the full menu
  • Recipe cards for every dish on your menu
  • Relevant handouts 

What equipment will I need?

(1) Cutting board

(1) Chef’s knife

(1) Baking sheet

(1) Skillet

(1) Casserole pan

(1) Heavy pan with a lid

The idea is to learn to cook with the equipment you already own. If there’s an item on the list that you don’t own, tell me when you register and I will do my best to supply it.

How much food will we make?

Each session ends with everyone sharing a meal.  Leftovers are common but not guaranteed.

Can I customize the Menu?

If you need a menu that is strictly Vegetarian, Gluten-Free or Vegan, I can accommodate you. Other classes can also be tweaked to meet your needs. Ask away!

Where do you buy the food and provisions?

I do my very best to buy local, organic, ethically-sourced food whenever possible.

Can more than 1 person sign up for Kitchen Coaching?

The maximum number for a Kitchen Coaching session is 2 people.  Any more than that is considered a group class.

How will I know if my booking is confirmed?

You will receive a confirmation once the class is paid for as long as you remember to include your email upon registration.

When will my card be charged?

When you register for your session.

What if I need to cancel?

A minimum of 1 week’s notice is required for a change of date or cancellation. If a cancellation is made 1 week or more in advance; I will refund your payment, minus 10%.  Absent 1 week’s notice, the event fee is forfeit to My Sage Gourmet.

How does a gift recipient get notified?

When you book a coaching session as a gift for someone, I send a festive e-gift certificate to the recipient and schedule a session directly with the blessed chef-to-be.

I don’t live in Los Angeles. Can you travel to me?

 Sure, as long as I am available and you are willing to cover the flight and lodging.