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Cooking Class at The Farm in Phoenix

Want to learn how to cook with different farmer-fresh organic ingredients? Do you receive your produce from your CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or the farmers’ market and are puzzled on how to cook with them?

Join The Farm at South Mountain and local Phoenix cookbook author, Melanie Albert of Experience Nutrition for a unique, hands-on cooking opportunity to create delicious dishes with simple culinary skills and fresh, Arizona in-season organic ingredients. Once you intuitively create your dishes, you’ll enjoy mindfully eating your beautiful creations with community in the beauty of The Farm.

Intuitive Cooking. Learn how to cook our local Arizona farmers’ produce with simple culinary techniques and the skill of intuitive cooking. Melanie’s philosophy is that once we learn a few simple culinary skills, we can go to the farmers’ market and intuitively purchase foods with colors and textures we are attracted to. Then, when we come home we can cook our veggies intuitively with skills such as sautéing, roasting, steaming, or even raw.

For the Winter Farm-to-Table Cooking Class Melanie will intuitively shop the Saturday farmers’ markets for local, Phoenix fresh, just-harvested produce the day before the class.

During the hands-on cooking experience you’ll learn culinary skills and dishes from Melanie’s book, “A New View of Healthy Eating.” You will create:

  • A beautiful, unique Asian-inspired salad with ginger dressing
  • Seasonal chickpea hummus with fresh herbs
  • Colorful veggie stir-fry with lots of greens

You’ll learn a few simple key culinary skills:

  • 3-Ingredient salad dressing, as the foundation for the perfect dressing
  • A basic hummus that you can adapt with all kinds of herbs and spices
  • The proper steps and process to make a veggie stir-fry

Meet the Chef!

Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker, is Founder and CEO of Experience Nutrition Group, LLC, in Phoenix, Arizona and author of “A New View of Healthy Eating:  Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods.” Melanie has been a leader in wellness, integrative medicine, and nutrition for over 15 years. She is a 2007 graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, 2001 Integrative Medicine Fellow and 2003 Intuition Fellow of the Kaiser Institute, former marketing consultant for Weil Lifestyle, LLC / Andrew Weil, MD, current Holistic Nutrition instructor of Whole Foods Cooking at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, in Tempe, Arizona, and 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Experience Nutrition was an Official Health & Wellness Partner of the NFL Alumni Association in 2011.

Melanie received culinary training in 2015 with the Rouxbe Cooking School Plant-Based Professional Cooking Certification and Matthew Kenney Raw Fundamentals and Plantlab Culinary Raw Advanced in 2017. You can always find Melanie shopping at farmers’ markets, leading hands-on cooking classes, experimenting in the kitchen, or practicing yoga. Learn more at www.EXPNutrition.com or www.facebook.com/NewViewHealthyEating


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

All ages welcome, although the agenda is geared for adults.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Farm has parking at the end of the lane or across 32nd street.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Please wear shoes for walking and sunscreen if you need. If you would like to bring a bag for produce shopping after at Maya’s Farm Stand.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email classes@thefarmatsouthmountain.com with any questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets are non-refundable. Please email classes@thefarmatsouthmountain.com to discuss transfers.