Culinary Classes

Culinary Classes from a Ravens Restaurant Chef Instructor!

The Stanford Inn’s Center for Living Well offers a full service cooking school with a variety of disciplines. Schedule a PRIVATE, COUPLE, or GROUP class and learn the joys (and health benefits) of plant-based cooking. Join a Stanford Inn Cooking Instructor for an unforgettable culinary education experience!

Class Pricing (unless noted otherwise below):

  • Inn Guests – $95/person or $125/couple or $75/person for 3 – 6 people.
  • Non-Guests – $105/person or $145/couple or $85/person for 3 – 6 people.

All classes are private and offered 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm daily (subject to availability).

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Private Cooking Classes …

(Call our concierge desk at (707) 937-5615 to schedule your private class! | Subject to availability)

Beginning Culinary Classes
Learn the basics of whole plant-based vegan cooking including knife skills, cooking techniques, and vegan substitutions with one of Ravens’ co-creative team chefs. Class includes a handout with recipes for everyday meals the whole family will enjoy!

Vegan Sauces, Dips and Dressings
Learn how to turn any meal into a culinary delight with sauces, dips and dressings bursting with flavor.

Plant-based Cheese and Sauces
From creamy soups to vegan cheese, learn the skills and recipes to master the taste and texture of ‘creamy’ with 100% plant-based ingredients.

Whole Plant Nutrition and Cooking
Begin with a nutrition class by MCLW’s certified nutritionist and author Sid Garza-Hillman, and then head into the kitchen to put your new knowledge to use in creating a wonderful whole plant-based dish with a member of Ravens’ creative team.

  • Inn Guests: $155/person | $205/couple | $85/person for groups of 3 or more
  • Non-Guests: $165/person | $215/couple | $95/person for groups of 3 or more)
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Sid Garza-Hillman
Wellness Programs Director | Certified Nutritionist & Author

Sid Garza-Hillman, podcaster and YouTuber, is the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto and Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in Philosophy, and is a public speaker, certified nutritionist. Sid is Wellness Programs Director (and teaches our nutrition & healthy living classes!), an ultra runner, and Race Director of the Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon.

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the Ravens Co-Creative Kitchen Team
Instructors & Mentors

The Ravens is a co-creative kitchen team, who with Kitchen Director Sid Garza-Hillman and Executive Chef/Owner Jeff Stanford represent the Ravens creative team.

“There is no doubt in my mind that Sid’s knowledge of nutrition is exceptional, his expertise was essential for my shift to a healthier lifestyle. For me, most importantly, Sid is there for you every step of the way, guiding and mentoring you through your transition to a healthier life. Thanks Sid.”
– RN, Fort Bragg