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The BLVD KITCHEN in Sherman Oaks, CA is my home away from home.  The brainchild of Sharon Graves, BLVD Kitchen is a hybrid of retail (highlighting the works of local craftspeople), commercial kitchen, and entertainment space. I've been there since the beginning - making artisan soups, sauces and breads under my KIDDOC brand, teaching culinary classes, and helping with events. I wanted to be able to share what we do at BLVD, as my peeps there are very special, inspired, talented, and fun. And boy, do we have FUN!



Teaching is part of my DNA and I love opening up students’ hearts and minds to what can be enjoyed and accomplished in the kitchen. Too often chefs are aloof, unapproachable, and just plain intimidating. You’ll find NONE of that in my classes. We are all human and suffer epic fails and celebrate amazing successes. You will have fun, learn and ton, and walk away with new skills you never thought possible. See you soon!


august 15 - knife skills. much of your satisfaction and success in the kitchen depends on this very basic skill set.

august 22 - artisan bread workshop - back to school quick breads. We’ll be baking with lunch boxes in mind.

september 27 - CHef’s table - we’re headed to italy for pizza, pasta and polenta. bring a friend, some wine and I will cook for you!

october 1 - thai one on with me. we’ll prepare a thai feast that you can easily pull off for 4 or 40!

october 15 - autumn sourdough workshop. we’ll bake seasonal breads with my decade-old starter. At the end of this workshop your fear of yeast will be gone!

october 22 - fall vegetables. The bounty of autumn produce available to us is worth celebrating. come learn to prepare fabulous vegetable mains and sides with me.

november 12 - festive apps. it’s the holiday season and time for entertaining. these simple and delicious apps can’t be beaten - just eaten!

november 19 - sensational thanksgiving sides. let’s shake up your traditions with a few twists bound to have your guests asking for more.

Here's a peek at what one of my classes!