Cooking Classes and Culinary Coaching


Dinner Party Cooking Classes - You gather 6-10 friend, you pick the topic, I'll create a custom class for you.  Day or evening sessions available. $500 chef fee;  recipes, shopping, and equipment list provided to you upon receipt of your class fee deposit.  

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Let Dine-In Diva become your personal culinary kitchen coach.  Classes are small to ensure that everyone gets a chance to participate, practice the techniques, and ask questions.  Of course, tasting the food is part of the class.

 Fast, Fresh, & Flexible: Freestyle Meal Planning and Cooking 

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Would you like to come home, open the fridge and have fresh, wholesome ingredients ready to go, and dinner on the table on the table in 30 minutes or so? 

Planning on joining a farm share program but not sure what you are going to do with all of your weekly bounty?

My new seminar series will show you how to look at your meal planning from a different perspective.  Prepping your ingredients a few times a week, plus having a game plan, allows you put  together something fast, but also allows you to be flexible for what you're in the mood for, or to change things up for different palates, or diets,  in your family.

The series will start with the basic system - what you need, how you need to set it up, and how to build meals from what you have prepped vs. shopping for ingredients to prepare a specific recipe.

Then  we'll move in to more specific techniques that will free you from recipes and give you the most flexibility in the kitchen.

I'm excited about sharing this with you. It's helped me to eat more fruits and vegetables, reduce meat consumption, reduce waste, and yes, even lose a little weight.  Plus, I always have something on hand ready to eat in just a few minutes.


All classes are private group sessions for a minimum of six at one of the participants homes.  I do not have a regular schedule of classes.


Private classes in your kitchen. Daytime and evening classes available.

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Demonstration Chef 

Cooking demonstration at your venue 

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West Side Market Cleveland Tour

Take a trip to the West Side Market in Cleveland with me and learn the ins and outs of shopping at this fabulous market.  Bring a shopping tote and a small cooler with ice.  $40 per person

Call to Schedule a date (Fridays are the best time to go)  Meet in Summit Mall area around 9:30 am, allow half hour travel each way, approximately 2 hours of tour/shopping time.  Expect to return around 1:00 pm.  


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 Knife Skills with Professional Knife Sharpening by Kevin Noon

Learning how to use a knife, plus having a sharp one, is one of the most useful kitchen skills.  I am very excited to be able to offer the combination.  Bring your knives, scissors, food processor blades, and gardening tools, and Kevin will set up a sharpening station in the garage will we do a basic knife skills class.  We'll make and enjoy a stir-fry meal with the results practicing our cutting skills.  (Minimum of 6 guests, maximum of 10).  Pay for your sharpening services separately, via cash or check.

Call to reserve your private class - 6 minimum guests








Akron Personal Chef Tamara Mitchell - Call (330)571-8214e-mail: dineindiva@gmail.com copyright 2013 Tamara Mitchell Serving the Akron, Canton, and Cleveland area