Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

Vegan Cooking from a Ravens Restaurant Chef Instructor!

MCLW offers a full service cooking school with a variety of disciplines. Schedule a PRIVATE, COUPLE, or GROUP class and learn the joys (and health benefits) of plant-based cooking. Join a Stanford Inn Cooking Instructor for an unforgettable culinary education experience! All classes are private and offered 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm daily (subject to availability). Class Pricing (unless noted otherwise below): Inn Guests – $85/person or $115/couple or $65/person for 3 – 6 people. Non-Guests – $95/person or $135/couple or $75/person for 3 – 6 people.

  • Sid Garza-Hillman

  • Kitchen Director | Certified Nutritionist & Author

Sid was born in Los Angeles, and raised there, San Diego, and Houston. After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Philosophy he worked for fifteen years as a Screen Actors Guild actor and headed up the alternative-western band, the Sid Hillman Quartet.  Frustrated with life-long asthma, he experimented with diet as prescriptions were insufficient. He found that a vegan diet cured his symptoms and he could go inhaler-free. Sid is both a Certified Nutritionist and Weight Management Coach Practitioner. He is the author of “Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto” (Roundtree Press).

  • the Ravens Co-Creative Kitchen Team

  • Instructors & Mentors

The Ravens is a co-creative kitchen team, who with Kitchen Director Sid Garza-Hillman and Executive Chef/Owner Jeff Stanford represent the Ravens “at night” creative team. Our main Chef Instructor, Sadhana Berkow oversees our internship program and provides beginning through advanced instruction in vegan cuisine and kitchen skills.

Private Cooking Classes …

(Call our concierge desk at (707) 937-5615 to schedule your private class! | Subject to availability)

Beginning Vegan Cooking Learn the basics of whole plant-based vegan cooking including knife skills, cooking techniques, and vegan substitutions with one of Ravens’ co-creative team chefs. Class includes a handout with recipes for everyday meals the whole family will enjoy!

Vegan Sauces, Dips and Dressings Learn how to turn any meal into a culinary delight with sauces, dips and dressings bursting with flavor.

Plant-based Cheese and Sauces From creamy soups to vegan cheese, learn the skills and recipes to master the taste and texture of ‘creamy’ with 100% plant-based ingredients.

Whole Plant Nutrition and Cooking (Inn Guests: $135/person | $185/couple | $90/person for groups of 3 or more | Non-Guests: $145/person | $200/couple | $100/person for groups of 3 or more) Begin with a nutrition class by MCLW’s certified nutritionist and author Sid Garza-Hillman, and then head into the kitchen to put your new knowledge to use in creating a wonderful whole plant-based dish with a member of Ravens’ creative team.