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Get a chance to learn how to create masterful chef inspired dishes.

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Cooking is not hard, it is time consuming. The only way to get better at it is to practice. Once you have a repertoire to work from, it becomes quicker. Chef Tara offers private cooking lessons in your home for you, your family, your nanny or kiddos. If you are looking to incorporate her healthful and flavorful techniques into your daily routine, weekly family dinner, or meal prep, Chef Tara can help.


When: Please contact Chef Tara to schedule

Summer Times (June-August): Weekday evenings only

School Year Times (September-May):
Weekday evenings or Saturday mornings

Cost (per class): $75 per hour (includes ingredients)

Where: Your home or her kitchen

Children welcome to participate but must be with an adult

Child Friendly themes

Lunch Box Dips and Chips
  Learn how to make sweet and savory dips and spreads from just a few basic ingredients that will have them begging for them every day. Easy to make and store, pack in their lunches or put out for play dates without worrying 'what's in that'?┬áChef will also teach how to make a simple cracker and baked chip as well as leave recipes for you to use. Half Pint Palates will provide groceries for this and all lessons.
Salsas, Smoothies, and Soups
Smoothies, salsas, and soups are a quick, delicious and healthy meal solution when time gets away from us and can be a great afternoon snack as well...and you (or your kids) can make it in advance.  Chef Tara will show that eating healthy also tastes great and is quite simple. She will also show a few muddling and soaking techniques with seasonal fruits, veggies and herbs to make homemade flavored waters and sodas to keep in the fridge all year long. Half Pint Palates will provide groceries for this and all lessons.

Adult focused lessons

Meatballs, Meatloaf and Meatsauce

STOP buying these! It is so simple and you can freeze them in batches for many meals with just a few of the same ingredients. Chef Tara will show you how to use leaner meats and maintain moisture and flavor or classic preparations and just tweak a couple ingredients to make them just a little more healthy. Either way you will walk away with her one-of-a-kind bolognese recipes and lots of great tips and techniques. Half Pint Palates provides groceries for all lessons.

Custom Cooking Class

Chef Tara can tailor a class to meet your specific needs. You can plan the lesson together or a series of lessons from knife sharpening and kitchen/pantry organization to butchery and grilling, Chef Tara can customize a cooking class to fit your needs. Half Pint Palates provides groceries for all lessons.