“I like the delicious food and the community.”
“Loved the hands-on cooking. Heather’s class is amazing! I now have the confidence to cook these foods at home.”
“Once again this class was great fun and we look forward to the next class.”
“I really appreciate what you do. I would be lost trying to eat this way on my own. Thank you, Heather.”
“Loved meeting new people and visiting. So nice to try new ingredients.”
“The best part was meeting new people while cooking.”
“Enjoyed the pleasant company. A very welcoming group of people.”
Healthy plant-based cooking is more than recipes–it’s about techniques and practice.
You can watch cooking demos on the Food Channel or on YouTube, but a hands-on class gives you the full learning experience. You get to smell and taste the food. Plus, you’ll get to ask questions and learn from experienced cooks. You’ll leave with confidence that you can cook delicious plant-based meals at home.
If you prefer not to participate in the hands-on portion of the class, you can observe instead.
You’ll work together with other students, usually in groups of three or four, in a fun, hands-on environment led by Heather Reseck, a registered dietitian nutritionist, a cookbook author and recipe developer specializing in plant-based nutrition.
When you arrive, you will choose a cooking station where the recipe, ingredients, and equipment are ready for you. After a brief orientation, you’ll wash your hands, roll up your sleeves, and get cooking. You’ll be cooking in a small group, often with two or three people.
When all the food is ready, usually around 6:30 p.m., we sit down and enjoy the food and conversation. Afterward, we discuss preparation tips, where to buy ingredients, and how to maximize nutritional value. We will also demonstrate key techniques and answer your questions. You’ll receive copies of all the recipes.
This class is designed for people who want to eat more seasonal produce, eat healthier, or eat more plant-based meal. Whether you are an omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or veg curious, we can call benefit from eating more vegetables and other healthy foods. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook, you’ll have the opportunity to have fun and learn at the same time. No experience is necessary.
You’ll get a generous taste of each dish–six or seven dishes–usually a dinner plate full of food. After everyone has had a serving, if there is extra food, you can have seconds.
All the ingredients and equipment is provided. You only need to bring:
- Your appetite for sampling the food
- Comfortable shoes
- A pen or pencil for taking notes
- An apron—if you want
We can accommodate most allergies and special diets if you let us know ahead of time.
Our recipes are whole food plant-based (WFPB), high in fiber, and low in sugar, but full of flavor. Most of the recipes are gluten-free. Many of the foods can be made oil-free.
Payment in advance is required. You can pay online with a debit or credit card. Or you can mail a check.
Cooking classes take a lot of planning to make sure we have enough food and supplies. That’s why we need advance registration.
If you show up at a class without registering or paying in advance, the registration fee will be $25, if there is space in the class.
In order to plan the appropriate amount of food and cooking stations, refunds are available if you cancel your registration at least 72 hours before the class, or if your reservation can be filled from the waiting list.
If you are unable to attend, please notify me.
If it is less than 72 hours prior to the class, and there is not a waiting list, you may offer your spot to someone else. He or she should indicate when arriving at the class that the registration is under your name.
As soon as a spot becomes available, I will notify the next person on the waiting list. If you do not get notified, then the class is still full.
The Port Townsend cooking class meets monthly on the second Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Location: Better Living Center, 1505 Franklin Street, which is uptown between the courthouse and the post office.
It is sponsored by the Port Townsend Seventh-day Adventist Church as a service to the community.
The Sequim cooking class meets on the fourth Monday of the month (except for December) from 5 to 8 p.m.
Location: Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall.
It is sponsored by the Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church as a service to the community.