Schedule of Classes & Events

   Fall/Holiday 2017

Note: Please call 707.431.9999 to
1. get on a wait list if a class is full,
2. to redeem a paper gift certificate,
3. earn a 10% discount by registering for 3 or more classes at one time or
4. if you have any trouble at all!

If you are interested in events scheduled beyond the dates here, check out the monthly calendar. You are welcome to register for classes as soon as they are posted on the calendar or you can wait until further details are listed on this Schedule of Events.

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Market to Pizza classes

Enjoy a chef-led visit to the Healdsburg Farmers Market
and a hands-on wood-fired pizza workshop,
using ingredients gleaned from the market.

Farmers' Market-to-Pizza Workshop (hands-on)

Saturday, November 11

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$115

Everyone loves pizza! And here in the wine country, delicious gourmet wood-fired pizza is especially beloved. Live like a local for the day as you meet the purveyors at the Healdsburg Farmers' Market, taste and learn about their exquisite products, and explore new flavors as you stroll with a talented local chef. Our chef will lead a brief demonstration at the Farmers' Market, followed by a stroll through the Market selecting ingredients for our pizza toppings. Participants will have extra time to purchase farm-fresh goodies to take home.

After our time at the Market, participants will walk across the street to the beautiful Relish Culinary Center for a hands-on pizza making workshop, stretching and throwing pizza dough and topping pies with the just-gathered ingredients, such as local sausage, seasonal veggies and artisan cheeses. We'll also make a seasonal salad and a festive dessert before we sit, relax and savor our pizza feast served with specially selected local wines.

  • Seasonal toppings on pizza ready for the ovenGourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
    • Stretching Dough
    • Preparation of Market-Inspired Toppings - could include locally-made sausage, a wide variety of seasonal veggies and fruits, artisan cheeses, fresh herbs and more
  • Seasonal Salad du Jour featuring Market-Fresh Ingredients
  • Gourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
  • Market Fruit Crisp with Housemade Ice Cream

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


We are living in a time when people are experiencing physical, mental and emotional ailments that can all be supported by a diet incorporating certain herbs, spices, whole foods and simple preparation methods that allow for optimal health. The "Food is Medicine" classes will dive deeper into some major symptoms of society that we believe can be relieved by making healthier lifestyle choices.

The NectaryFood is Medicine: Healthy Holiday Treats & Sweets (hands-on)
with Hillary Mendoza & Danielle Steffener of the Nectary

Thursday, November 16

6 - 9 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$89

As the holidays approach, we all want to partake in holiday celebrations that revolve around food and eating, yet it can be difficult to make healthy choices around all the tempting sweets and treats being offered.

In this class, participants will create scrumptuous sweet desserts and holiday beverages using refined sugar alternatives and low-glycemic options to keep blood sugar balanced. These stylish and beautifully-crafted desserts, made with sprouted nuts and seeds, superfoods and seasonal produce, are sure to impress friends and family while supporting you (and them!) in achieving health goals. People won't believe that these delicious and nutritious plant-based treats and tipples are vegan! Participants will take home a yummy dessert sampler box of all the treats (not a dinner class), plus recipe portfolios, of course!

  • Pumpkin Cheezecake with Persimmon Whirl
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Crunchy Crispy Cranberry Cookie
  • Hold-the-Egg Nog
  • Reishi-Roast Latte

This Relish class does not include wine but participants over 21 years of age will be able to purchase wine by the glass or bottle.


Wild Mushroom Foray, Cooking Class & Lunch (foray & demo)
A wonderful haul of wild mushroomswith forager-chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Sunday, November 26, Friday, December 29, Saturday, January 13, Sunday, February 18, or Saturday, March 3

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foraging site 20 minutes north of Healdsburg, followed by lunch at the Relish Culinary Center
$149

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world. Join chef, preservist & forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon as she leads a foray in the hills above Healdsburg. Participants will learn the fundamentals of edible wild mushroom foraging, including what trees and terrain to look for, the most easily-recognizable edible mushrooms of our region, handling, safety and more. We'll gather all of our found mushrooms, edible or not, to use as examples of identifying characteristics. After working up an appetite from our tromp in the beautiful woods, we'll gather for a cooking demonstration lead by chef Elissa focused on storing, handling and cooking with a variety of fresh and dry wild mushrooms. We'll cook up any edibles we find along with our amazing four-course mushroom lunch served with wonderful local wines.

  • Wild Mushroom du Jour Sampler
  • Trumpet Royale Po-Boy Sandwich
  • Braised Pork with Porcini
  • "Black and Cheese" - Macaroni & Cheese with Black Trumpet Mushrooms
  • Candy Cap Bread Pudding with Tart Cherries

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of premium wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


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We are living in a time when people are experiencing physical, mental and emotional ailments that can all be supported by a diet incorporating certain herbs, spices, whole foods and simple preparation methods that allow for optimal health. The "Food is Medicine" classes will dive deeper into some major symptoms of society that we believe can be relieved by making healthier lifestyle choices.

The NectaryFood is Medicine: Handling Holiday Stress (hands-on)
with Hillary Mendoza & Danielle Steffener of the Nectary

Thursday, December 7

6 - 9 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$92

The "holidaze" can be a very stressfull time for even the most organized and calm people. At this class we will focus in on foods, beverages and cooking techniques to help you truly practice self-care for mind/body/spirit through adrenal support. The evening's recipes will incorporate adaptogenic herbs and foods rich in omegas and B vitamins. We'll also touch on breathing techniques and simple meditative tools to help you feel at ease at the most stressful family gatherings. This class is designed to assist in balancing hormones that, in turn, balance your body’s blood sugar, help with energy and food metabolism, and help your body relieve stress while managing your immune response. This event ends with a hearty meal and a glass of wine.

  • Detailed menu coming soon

This Relish class includes one glass of premium wine per person served with dinner to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Sonoma County Living Tours

Sonoma County Living Two-Day Tour (hands-on)
with Dragonfly Floral School, Wine Country Walking Tours & Relish Culinary Adventures

Thursday & Friday, December 14 & 15

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$525

Tour details and registration information

Get hands-on at this two-day immersive experience that brings together the Best of Healdsburg through interactive, creative and delicious activities.

During this exclusive two-day experience, you will...

Day 1

Taste and sip your way around downtown Healdsburg with Wine Country Walking Tours, learning about its rich agricultural history, visiting with notable chefs, makers and personalities, and appreciating Healdsburg's unique wine country style

Day 2

Tour an organic flower farm and design the perfect floral centerpiece as you learn techniques for natural arrangements and enjoy the ambiance of the beautiful 6-acre organic flower farm

Channel your "inner chef" as you create a hearty dinner with seasonal ingredients and the farmer that grew them, and savor every bite with specially selected wines

Price includes all tours, visits, meals and wine. Transportation and lodging not included.


Thirteenth Annual!
Family gingerbread funFamily Gingerbread House Decorating (hands-on)

Monday, December 18

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$86 for up to 5 participants

Round up friends and family to enjoy a holiday-filled night together decorating a big, sturdy and delicious gingerbread house. Relish provides the frosting (aka "glue") and oodles of candy, cookies, cereal, candy canes and other materials to inspire creativity in all ages. You can expect holiday music and hot chocolate to complete this family-friendly gathering. Each group will take home its decorated gingerbread house to admire and devour.


Fifteenth Annual!

Decorating Christmas goodiesKids' Holiday Treats Workshop (hands-on)

Friday, December 22

2:00 - 4:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$59 (ages 8 - 12)

After 12 years the Kid's Holiday Treats Workshop is still going strong! As always kids will create a variety of seasonal goodies from scratch, and a big mess that you don't have to clean up! The kids will do it all—measure, mix, stir, roll, bake, decorate and taste, plus decorate a take-home goodie box. Participants will enjoy a bit of just-made ice cream at the end of the class and take home recipe packets and goodies to share (or not!)

  • Menu coming soon

Wild Mushroom Foray, Cooking Class & Lunch (foray & demo)
A wonderful haul of wild mushroomswith forager-chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Friday, December 29, Saturday, January 13, Sunday, February 18, or Saturday, March 3

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foraging site 20 minutes north of Healdsburg, followed by lunch at the Relish Culinary Center
$149

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world. Join chef, preservist & forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon as she leads a foray in the hills above Healdsburg. Participants will learn the fundamentals of edible wild mushroom foraging, including what trees and terrain to look for, the most easily-recognizable edible mushrooms of our region, handling, safety and more. We'll gather all of our found mushrooms, edible or not, to use as examples of identifying characteristics. After working up an appetite from our tromp in the beautiful woods, we'll gather for a cooking demonstration lead by chef Elissa focused on storing, handling and cooking with a variety of fresh and dry wild mushrooms. We'll cook up any edibles we find along with our amazing four-course mushroom lunch served with wonderful local wines.

  • Wild Mushroom du Jour Sampler
  • Trumpet Royale Po-Boy Sandwich
  • Braised Pork with Porcini
  • "Black and Cheese" - Macaroni & Cheese with Black Trumpet Mushrooms
  • Candy Cap Bread Pudding with Tart Cherries

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of premium wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

This event will repeat monthly thru March. More dates coming soon.


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