Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10AM-1PM – The Minimalist Cook and the City of Alameda present:

Easy Cooking with Fresh Ingredients

Are you an unlikely cook? Eating fresh, healthy foods doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive!

In this class you’ll learn how to:

– Prepare simple, variable dishes that work with any ingredients

– Cook with what you have – no trips anymore to the store for one thing only, or wasting ingredients because you don’t know what to do with them!

All ingredients and materials are included.

This class is perfect for you if:

– You’d like to eat more fresh foods
– You’d like to eat more home-made food but cooking seems a lot of effort and you don’t want to spend much time on it
– You’re looking to learn quick, delicious, variable dishes
– You are sick of processed foods and/or they have been taking a toll on your health

This class works for all skill levels. There are no previous cooking skills or experience needed. Even experienced chefs will take some valuable tips home how to make home cooking simpler!

This class will take place in Leydecker Park at a City of Alameda facility.

To sign up: Visit the ARPD website and click on “Adult Classes” -> “Enrichment” -> Easy Cooking with Fresh Ingredients. Alternatively, search for class # 17794.

You can also sign up in person at the Alameda Recreation and Park Department, 2226 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA

Or contact the Alameda Recreation and Park Department by phone at 510-747-7529 or by email at


Private cooking classes are available 10AM-10PM, seven days a week: Call (510) 219 7716 or email to schedule a private class or class series.

One-On-One Class SeriesClean Up Your Diet”: A personalized crash course in sourcing and preparing food the Minimalist way. Learn how to live on clean, unprocessed foods easily and in a way that works with your lifestyle. We start out by learning some Minimalist basic dishes. The next two classes usually combine additional cooking instruction, getting you set up for sourcing quality ingredients easily, and getting your kitchen ready for Minimalist Cooking. The classes take place at your home or in Alameda, CA – your choice -, and possibly at external locations (for example an urban farm or a grocery store). All ingredients are included. 9 hours, $720.


Want to learn more? Take the 7-Day Real Food Challenge! Experience and learn in your own kitchen how to create delicious meals from fresh, unprocessed foods, day after day. We’ll stock up on clean foods for the whole week on the first day and then make delicious meals for you for 7 consecutive days – breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. This is a combination of private chef service and cooking instruction for a week, and afterwards you’ll be able to replicate the process yourself indefinitely. 3 hours each day (21 hours total), $1680. Ingredients not included.


Struggling to make ends meet, and eating healthy foods appears near impossible on your budget? Please get in touch, I have scholarships available for a limited number of classes and we’ll find a way to make it work!


For questions, comments, and to book a private class please email I look forward to hearing from you! For no-shows and cancellations less than 24 hours before the start time of the class the full price will be charged.


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