Cooking Lessons



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 We pride ourselves on teaching students how to prepare healthy, plant-based meals from start to finish, along with learning about the nutritional value of the foods along the way. A better sense of satisfaction and greater learning (and fun!) comes from creating a meal in its entirety. Our group cooking classes provide an interactive and fun activity for celebrations, colleague bonding experiences, and to simply get together with friends and learn new, and transformational skill

Through in-home cooking classes, you will learn how to cook healthy plant-based foods and techniques in a relaxed environment. You choose the date and time of the class, the menu, and one or two of our encouraging and experienced plant-based food and nutrition experts will arrive to show the ropes. Classes are approximately 2 ½ -3 hours and are centered around the preparation of a complete meal (or several simple meals) or a chosen theme.

Interested in scheduling private individual or group cooking classes? Have some questions? Do not delay! Call Tracy at 858-735-9148 or e-mail: Let's create an amazing & fun, life-altering experience together!

Here's a recent testimonial from Susan who I recently worked with. We opted for a cooking session followed by several scheduled phone sessions. It worked like a charm! 

"I recently found out about how a plant-based diet can be very beneficial for my condition, so I felt an urgent need to change my diet. I didn’t know where to turn so I opted to take the next step and get one-on-one coaching sessions including a personalized cooking class with Tracy of Veg-Appeal. I benefited from the cooking experience the most. Shopping for several recipes was an excellent experience learning to find the different alternatives. This was followed by cooking techniques and tasting. Being able to take the prepared items home lead to an easy transition into a plant-based diet. Our follow-up phone and e-mail conversations were the additional support I needed. Tracy listened to my concerns, offering great suggestions and helpful hints. Flash forward 5 months and I am down 40 pounds and off of all my medications. The experience was life-changing! She is a great nutritional coach, and I’m so thankful!"

  • Susan A 
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Where will the class be held?

Classes can be held at any home large enough to accommodate you and your guests, a rented kitchen, or in some cases in our home.


We can accommodate even the most difficult of schedules! Afternoon, after work, and weekend classes are all available. As a courtesy, we require a 48-hour notice (by phone, please, in case we don’t catch the email) to reschedule any booked class.

I'm looking for weekly help, do you offer that?

Yes! For people who want to prepare their own home-cooked meals, yet have difficulty planning and getting started, we can help! We'll develop and plan and a weekly or bi-weekly schedule, at a reduced rate, and together we'll create the basics and plan to get you started for a healthy week! You'll learn life-long skills that will help you reach your health goals and have meals ready for your busy week - a win win! Contact Tracy at 858-735-9148 to get you started. 

How far will we travel?

We are happy to come to any home kitchen San Diego County, subject to a nominal mileage fee for locations out of central San Diego County which is considered the area in between: Escondido/Encinitas – El Cajon/Coronado)

Is my kitchen big enough?

As long as you can put a cutting board down (in the kitchen or on a table) as many times as there are students, your group can comfortably learn to cook to improve their health in your home kitchen.


We specialize in menus that are seasonal, low-fat, full of nutrition, and tailored to suit the tastes and skill level of your guests. Menus are designed to be seasonal and based on a themed cuisine (ie Gluten Free, Asian, Italian, Comfort), including appetizer, main, side dish, starch and dessert. We will work with you to determine a menu that works for you and your guests. Each student receives a detailed recipe booklet at the beginning of the event or an emailed packet will be sent to the host.


Students will be sent a detailed shopping list prior to class so they will have the necessary groceries on hand (or we can do a guided shopping experience). Need us to pick up the groceries? Let us know and we can work it out for a nominal shopping fee plus food costs.

Theme ideas

  • Cancer Prevention and Survival
  • Meal Prep for your Busy Week
  • Dairy free
  • Replacing Meat
  • Desserts
  • Healthy in a Hurry
  • Brunch
  • Low-fat/Oil-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Ethnic (Mexican, Italian, Asian, for example)
  • Heart Healthy
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