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Celebrating 20 years of delicious adventures!

A culinary education business in Healdsburg, California, in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country.

Relish combines talented chefs, fabulous cuisine and captivating rural settings to create one-of-a-kind authentic food experiences, including cooking classes, team-building activities, tours and other creative culinary events for individuals, groups, and businesses.

Our goal is to celebrate seasonal, local food and provide a fresh and inspiring learning experience for everyone at every event.

Travel & Leisure
This small town (Healdsburg) is the jewel of California Wine Country

"The distinctive year-round destination with just over 11,000 residents is a true epicurean hot spot with an extremely charming town square, around which some of its best hotels, restaurants, and shops sit, not to mention approximately 40 tasting rooms."
August 2023

Conde Nast Traveler
"With the town of Healdsburg leading the charge, the county is now one of America's top foodie destinations."
How a New Generation of Restaurants is Positioning Sonoma as a Foodie Destination
August 2022

Conde Nast Traveler
Healdsburg is "Sonoma County's most charming town"
"...it maintains a breezy vibe that makes for relaxed weekends in wine country."
June 2022

Conde Nast Traveler
"21 Best Places to Go in 2021"
"Head to Healdsbug, a hamlet in the heart of Sonoma County known for its small-town charm and world-class food and wine."

Celebrating 20 years of Culinary Adventures

October 2023 marks 20 years for Relish Culinary! Starting off as the Relish Culinary School in October 2003 and working with then-business partner Teresa Brooks, we hosted our first cooking experience at a private Dry Creek Valley home with chef Renaud Kolpin, then chef at Bistro Ralph, featuring an all-grilling menu of Grilled Caesar Salad, Maple-Brined Pork Chops with Persimmon Relish and a Grilled Apple Crisp (a menu that has held up well, I must say). The cost was $65.

Flash forward through going solo (Teresa is approaching 20 years of teaching), a name change (to Relish Culinary Adventures), a bricks and mortar event space (now closed after 15 years), a great recession and recovery, expanding into catering (no longer offering catering), expanding into private and corporate events (still a major part of the business), a global pandemic and (ongoing) recovery, to our current iteration—we have returned to our adventurous roots and our now offering events at scenic wine country locations. Whew! No wonder we're tired (and we're 20 years older)!

In the first 4+ years, we were entirely "roving", offering public classes at private homes, restaurants like Santi on closed days and Flying Goat Coffee after-hours, local farms (some with outhouses and no running water), and wineries (events in the Bella Wine Cave are unforgettable)—really anywhere who would have us. We've now returned to this model with a focus on private events at partner locations, but we are absolutely still offering some public classes...

...like WILD MUSHROOM FORAGING! This series continues to be super popular (we've been hosting mushroom foraging experiences for almost all of our 20 years, long before it was trendy) and we're hopeful for a great wild mushroom season.

Thank you all for the support and encouragement over the years and I look forward to seeing you in class!

Donna and The Relish Team

Wild Mushroom Foraging
December - February dates are now posted!
We'll open more dates based on demand.

Mushroom foraging!

It's been raining and mushrooms are HAPPENING! It's predicted to be another wet season which is great for our local flora, including mushrooms. And it looks like it will be an early season with reports that winter mushrooms are already starting. So pick a date and come forage and eat with us!
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Culinary experiences at scenic local farms and wineries

Looking for a unique and memorable food-focused experience for your group?

Barrel room pasta-making

Think about a cooking party at a cool local winery.

Relish partners with some beautiful local venues to provide a wide variety of outdoor cooking parties and challenges.

Contact us for more information

Relish Gift Certificates

Relish offers cooking and food-making classes on a wide variety of topics...and we're adding culinary tours—something for everybody!

You can purchase a gift certificate in any amount, allowing the recipient to apply the gift to any class in our published schedule.

Alternately, you can order a gift certificate for a particular class that you know would be just right for the recipient. 


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Relish Culinary Adventures
14 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA  95448
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