Public Classes

April 21st: Beans and Beyond with Chef Kelly Ritter

Beans, beans the magical fruit! Join us as we explore the enchanted world of beans and push your current view of these small but powerful foods to a higher level. These small vittles pack a punch, with their hearty amounts of protein, iron, and fiber. In this class, we will journey beyond using beans as a chili ingredient or an accompaniment to rice. Learn how to bring beans from the breakfast table all the way to the dessert plate, whether it be bean muffins, bean balls, or bean cookies! And of course, there will be plenty of discussion about improving digestion so your body can make the most out of these tasty treats.
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The Natural Epicurean offers public classes in health-supportive and plant-based cooking for those interested in learning new techniques in the kitchen and expanding their home menus and recipes. We welcome beginners, as well as the seasoned home chef, who are interested in the benefits of a healthy plant-based diet. You will become a conscious chef in our Healthy Meals for the Busy Cook Series, Vegan Baking, Intro to Macrobiotic Cooking, Intro to Ayurvedic Cooking, Understanding Raw & Living Foods, or in any one of our dynamic hands-on cooking classes.

For questions, please email [email protected]. Below is a complete list of upcoming classes and class schedule.

*Public classes cancellation policy:

Classes are non-refundable. Cancellations received at least 7 days prior to class date are eligible for a class transfer or credit. Cancellations within 7 days are transferable to a friend or family member but are not eligible for credit. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Please contact the school at 512-476-2276 or email us should you need to cancel.

The Natural Epicurean reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this is necessary, we will issue a full refund.