about us

Edie Dourleijn considers the kitchen to be her playground and invites everybody to play along with her.

creative cook co is founded by Edith Dourleijn.

Chef Edie is a cooking coach and helps you rule your kitchen. She teaches cooking classes and coaches you to change your current cooking and eating habits into a healthy, cheaper and more fun lifestyle for you and your family.

That’s quite the change from being a picky eater that only could make a grilled cheese, right?

How it started

As a native Dutch, Edie grew up on the home cooked trinity of boiled potatoes, boiled vegetables and some meat. It was only after she left home for college, that Edie started to cook and began exploring all the wonderful foods of other cuisines. Sharing her successes, and yes, also her failures in the kitchen, Edie became one of the first food bloggers of the Netherlands.

To learn everything possible about cooking, she attended culinary school and started to teach home cooks all the fun and interesting things she had learned to others. From private one-on-one lessons to larger team building events or private cooking parties, Edie wants everyone to have a great time in the kitchen.

Virtual cooking classes & coaching

She was one of the first in the USA to pivot from in-person to online cooking classes, with her first virtual cooking party somewhere half of April celebrating a birthday. After hosting tons of team building events and smaller private parties, Edie knows that it’s still fun to cook together, even if you’re not all in the same kitchen.

A new part of her business are the cooking coach services. This is Edie’s way of helping and mentoring people who want to make a lifelong change to spend more quality time in their kitchen. Healthy and good tasting homemade food are not only cheaper, the kitchen is also the place to create lifelong memories that your family will cherish. 

Once a picky eater, Edie understands that learning to cook is also learning to eat. Different preparations change the way something tastes a lot, so Edie makes it fun finding out what you like! She loves cooking with vegetables inspired by the Mediterranean cuisines, and is a curious omnivore who hates to waste food.

Edie in short

  • Native Dutch, now living in Southern California
  • Loves cooking with vegetables, inspired by Mediterranean cuisines
  • Set up a cooking course full of experiments to teach students what’s going on in their pots and pans
  • Was one of the first food bloggers of her home country The Netherlands
  • Is a curious omnivore, that hates food waste
  • Still loves to learn more about food, and how to cook and eat it
  • Knows how to create a fun and inclusive (online) group cooking classes, even if you’re miles apart (at least that what people said who cooked (virtually) with her.


Since we spend a lot of time in the kitchen, email is the best way to contact us (info@creativecookco.com).

creative cook co is a business of cook.eat.sleep.repeat LLC.