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 creative team.

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.