Welcome to my list of upcoming classes and events. Check back often to see what's new!

Classes are held primarily in and around Silicon Valley.


Join me for my annual Autumn Seasonal Eating to Thrive Retreat November 8 - 10, Soquel.

A quarterly cooking retreat that coincides with nature's seasons with guest speaker, Beatrice Levinson, Naturopath & GAPS Practitioner

Learn more here.



If you find that you can’t make a class, it may be transferred to another guest. If possible, Contact us and let us know. We have a 5 person minimum for each class. If this minimum is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the class. If this is the case, you will be contacted within 24 hours and fully refunded. 

If you've got specific topics that you'd like to see or you’d like to know the address before purchasing, email me here.

Bowls & Recipes Photo: David Greer • Styling: Yasna Glumac

From our students ~

"Thanks Barbie, you take all of the healthy concepts -- herbs, colored veggies, minerals, sprouting, soaking, good fats, balanced meals -- and weaves them in to our everyday dinner.  All you get is tasty foods without even knowing how good the food is for your immune system and all of your organs." ~Dr. Thao Nguyen M.D., To Be Primary Care

"Chef Barbie Aknin of Community Cuisine has created a set of classes that are educational, filled with personal stories, practical advice, “insider” suggestions, and they are FUN! I’m a pretty good cook-at-home “chef”, and was thrilled to learn so many wonderful new recipes and ideas. I’ve prepared every one of her recipes, many of them multiple times, and they are delicious, easy and have become family favorites!" ~Bella B.

"Barbie's class is wonderful!! After attending, I have come to look at food SO differently than ever before. I look for more seasonal fruits and vegetables, and I try to cook with just whole ingredients (instead of processed food). The information she gave comes from a lifetime of experience and research. I came away feeling inspired to cook and, the food was amazing!"  ~Lora G.