About Community Cuisine

Food is a vehicle for gathering. It brings us around the table to connect with family and friends, new and old. Food should also nourish us physically and mentally - and it's meant to be enjoyed!

Preparing meals, however, can be daunting. Join us and learn how to master your kitchen.

Community Cuisine offers classes, lectures, and events that bring the community together with chefs, nutritionists, farmers, artisans, and food activists. We are a gathering place for culinary arts, food traditions from the past, and wisdom from the rich cultures of our community.

All classes are based on professional cooking methodology. Focusing on technique gives you an intuitive and broad ability to recognize and tackle any cuisine, menu, or diet.

WE HOST: 

  • INFORMATIONAL LECTURES, SYMPOSIUMS AND EVENTS

  • COOKING CLASSES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • COOKING INSTRUCTION IN PRIVATE AND CORPORATE SETTINGS

  • COOKING PARTIES IN YOUR HOME

FOR BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONALS 

  • CONSULTING FOR RESTAURANTS, CATERING AND FOOD BUSINESSES

 

About Barbie Aknin

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barbie@communitycuisine.com

Barbie has provided cooking instruction in corporate settings, cooking schools, private parties, and in her own home for more than twenty years. She has extensive experience in catering, banquet, menu and recipe development, and consulting.

Barbie has developed fundraising opportunities for non-profits, has established non-profit organizations from the ground up, and has developed annual fundraising drives and community outreach programs for school children.

She has diplomas in restaurant and food management from West Valley College in Saratoga and a Diplome Etudes de Culinaires from LA VARENNE ECOLE DE CUISINE in Paris, France.