Classes and Sample Menus

Upcoming Classes

Coming soon – Hands-on workshops and community classes. 

Please check back for upcoming classes, schedule a private lesson, or join my newsletter for updates sent straight to your inbox!

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Sample Cooking Lessons

Private cooking lessons are tailored to each person’s learning desires and experience.

Below is just a sample of some of the classes I have done for clients.

Weeknight Dinners for Moms

Learn tricks and tips for preparing a week’s worth of meals in just a few hours.

Basic Knife Skills 

We’ll go over some cutting tips and tricks, then we’ll use the veggies we cut to make some simple dishes (i.e., salad, soup, dip for dunking)

Plant Based Cooking 101

Learn how to blanch, roast, braise and glaze your way through all the different types of vegetables available at the market so you can enjoy every forkful.

Gluten Free Cooking and Baking 

Whether you’re new to gluten free cooking or just getting tired of the same old thing, I’ll teach you how to cook great gluten free food and go over some strategies for going (or staying) gluten free.

Contact Me about Private Lessons

Private lessons make a great gift! Gift certificates may be mailed or sent electronically. Lessons can be done in person or via skype/ google hangout if you are outside of the Los Angeles area.

Sample Personal Chef Menus  

I spend time with each client to conduct a full assessment of service needs and eating preferences. Menus are customized for each client based on collected information.


Vegetarian Chili

Black beans and butternut squash in a spiced tomato base

Simply Delicious Macro Plate

Brown rice, garlic sautéed or steamed kale, lentils or pinto beans and creamy sesame or tofu savory sauce

Stuffed Peppers or Squash            

Sweet bell peppers or squash filled with a flavorful seasonal vegetable quinoa pilaf

Sides (Soups/Salads) 

Caesar Salad

Crisp romaine lettuce, creamy dressing and garlic croutons

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Cauliflower and mushroom, topped with a crispy shiitake garnish

Brown rice or quinoa 


Gift Certificates 

Give the gift of home cooking with a gift certificate from vegan personal chef, Christine Oppenheim. Gift Certificates are redeemable towards personal chef services or private cooking lessons.  Contact me to purchase a gift certificate.