Vegan & Vegetarian Cooking Classes:
We eat, we cook, we enjoy ourselves!

My Philosophy

I’ve been eating a plant-centered diet since I was 19 years old, and I love to share my skills in my vegan & vegetarian cooking classes with students of all ages. In class, I teach you how to create delicious  taste experiences with healthy food. My motto is ‘food you love that loves you back.’ When I’m not working on children’s books (, I cook, cater and teach individuals and families how to cook low-fat, plant-based recipes in your kitchen as well as at our 150+ year old farmhouse in Grand Rapids.  You will be amazed at how filling, delicious and satisfying this food can be.

My classroom style is relaxed and supportive. Each student is encouraged to explore what works for his or her palate. To show students how delicious vegan and vegetarian cooking can be, I bring lots of samples to class and organize supper clubs and idea salons, guide people to resources and promote healthy ways of eating and being-especially here in our beautiful geographic location of West Michigan.

Listen to a great three-minute audio interview about my classes with Theresa Hogerheide, of MI Local Foodbeet.

Classes in the Community

Due to my increased client load, I am not teaching as many classes in the community.  I do have an upcoming class in non-dairy cheese making at Meijer Garden as well as one on making healthy bread and bread alternatives.  All classes are 100% plant-based.  This spring I will be teaching a Plant-based Boot Camp on 5/17 at Meijer Garden.  Watch for the new catalog for that one.

Classes in my Home 

Aside from my off-site scheduled classes, I do offer small group and private classes out of my home. Because we are in my home, we can see all phases of plant-based cookery.  For vegan cheese-making, for example, that includes the stages of making rejuvelac and fermenting cheese.  Students will each make their own cheese and take home 16 oz. of cheese to ferment as well as 8 oz. of rejuvelac (enough to make 2 batches of cheese).

Class size is limited to 5 people and costs $50 per person.  If you are interested in a private group home class or a private individual one, please contact me directly.

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What are others saying about my classes?

Vegan Pantry: “…well informed and approachable.” “Amazing class!” “Wonderful, enthusiastic, informative!”
Non-Dairy Cheese: “Sue is always interesting.” “She makes these new ways of cooking sound like we can all do it.”
Healthy Year, Healthy You: “Lots of tidbits of info to make things easier.”
Hot Soups, Cold Days: “Eye-opening!”
Garlic & Shallots: “Sue is so down-to-earth. I loved taste-correcting the dishes as a class.”
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