I’m Sharon, a multicultural cooking teacher who expands your children’s positive experience with food and the richness of the world. I work with children ages 4-13 who are curious about the world and who love the idea of cooking and caring for others. I give your children the gift of independence, confidence and teach them important life skills. Plus, we have fun while doing it!
I haven't always been in the kitchen with kids. In other lifetimes, I worked in the restaurant business, corporate customer service and an international non-profit.
I’ve always been inspired by traveling and by learning about cultures and new languages.
In my most recent job at an international non-profit organization, I had my dream job: traveling overseas, meeting new people, learning about new countries and cultures. I worked with people who were preparing to embark on culture immersion programs overseas.
After a devastating job loss after almost a decade at the company, I knew there was something greater out there for me. Something that would allow me to support my family and allow me time with my then 2-year old daughter. I had no idea what that was though.
I couldn’t bear the thought of being away from her for 12 hours at a time 5 days a week and I did some soul searching to think of what I could do to earn a living. Since I speak fluent Spanish, I began teaching Spanish to preschoolers and kindergarteners. I remember the day I was speaking to the director of the community center where I would teach Spanish. She said that she has a kitchen in the space and she would love to offer kids’ cooking classes. It sounded fun and I told her I’d give it a try.
Kids and parents loved the classes and I loved seeing the kids learn and grow in an environment where they could learn math, social studies, enjoy sensory experiences while creating a result they could eat!
I’m so happy to have a way to combine my passions of working with children, cooking and learning and teaching about cultures. Researching new recipes and ingredients allows me to enjoy traveling without leaving home.