Making the kitchen the heart of the home.
Few things bring people together like food does. That's why we used to call the kitchen the "Heart of the Home." But in today's world of restaurant delivery and frozen meals, home cooking is becoming a lost art.
Research finds that people who eat home-cooked meals on a regular basis tend to be happier, healthier, and consume less sugar and processed foods, which can result in higher energy levels and better mental health. 
Those mental health benefits increase considerably when we eat home-cooked meals with other people. Social connections reinforced over meals can help us cultivate a sense of belonging and even reduce symptoms of depression. Sharing the joy of home cooking also preserves cultural knowledge and history as we pass recipes from generation to generation. 
So let's take back our kitchens. We will abandon the lies that cooking is hard and scary. That great meals require tireless work. We will embrace good food and we will do it together.
About the Classes
Sure, you can subscribe to a meal plan that will send you recipes and ingredients, but they don't teach you any techniques. Classes are for anyone who wants to learn some new recipes, while also learning skills to help you grow as a home chef. In each class you will learn a new recipe, but you will also learn the how and why we do what we do.
Most classes will require you to bring with your own knife and plastic cutting board. Yes, Plastic! I recommend getting a knife with a hard cover for transport. Sometimes, classes will require additional items, so please read the descriptions.
Anyone from high school through adult is welcome to join. 5-8th grades are welcome as well, but must be accompanies by an adult. I also recommend a "Cut Glove" for this age.
For adults I recommend an 8' Butchers knife, or 7' inch santoku. Kids should have something shorter like a 6' butchers or a 5' santoku. What is most important is that the knife feels comfortable in your had. Publix is actually a great place to get your first knife. They sell decent knives at good prices, and most of them come with a sheath.
I recommend that anyone who is uncomfortable with a knife have a Cut Glove, but especially kids. I make my son wear one. I have Cut Gloves for purchase if you would like one.