Everyone can learn to find their way in the kitchen. For any level, cooking coach and chef Edie can help and guide you become the cook you want to be.
It is quite the journey to becoming more confident and creative in the kitchen. I know all about that!
Hallo, I’m Edie and I was a super picky eater that couldn’t cook. Now I coach people who want to make cooking a more important part of their life.
While in college, I set my first steps into the kitchen. But where to start? What to make for just me, a student with a limited budget? How to plan my meals around classes and my side job? It truly was a struggle, with failing recipes and awful meals scattered along the way.
Now I am the cook I always aspired to be: someone who doesn’t need recipes anymore, someone who can peek into her fridge and make dinner, creative with what I have, trying not to waste.
I got there. And now I help you get here too.
What can a cooking coach do for you?
Cooking coach and chef, Edie Dourleijn, can help anyone who wants to make a lifelong change to spend more quality time in their kitchen. Healthy and good tasting homemade food is not only cheaper, the kitchen is also the place to create lifelong memories that your family will cherish.
Depending on where you are in your journey of learning to cook, and what you are struggling with, let us help you take the next step.
What we can help you with
👩🍳 Become the cook you want to be
You started to cook, but struggle with giving cooking a more important role in your life. Through extensive reflection and other homework, we will figure out what cook you want to be, and help you find the tools to become them.
🍳 Learn to understand how cooking works
Get your own private crash course into cooking. What is cooking and why are we doing what we do? Learn how the cooking techniques are related and understand cooking in such a way no one has ever explained it to you before.
📝 What’s for dinner tonight? – Meal planning help
This is for you if you know where you struggle: That never ending question of what’s for dinner tonight. We will discuss and test out different ways and perspectives on meal planning to find the one that works best for you.
Create new routines, learn our meal planning tricks, (maybe even) fall (back) in love with cooking – all is possible.
Is this for you?
We can focus on one of the subjects above, or create a personalized mix. Just what it takes for you to become the cook you want to be.
In most cases, we will talk, discuss and help you find solutions to your cooking struggles. But we can also plan private one-on-one cooking classes, a one time chat to answer all your cooking questions, or a combination of conversation and cooking together.
How does hiring a cooking coach work?
1. Start with filling out the form below
– > we plan your (free) intake Zoom call.
2. Together we will define your struggles,
– > find the best way to help you, and
– > create a plan to make that change.
3. You can become the cook you want to be!
Questions you might have
Edie’s philosophy on learning to cook
As a beginner cook, I always thought I’d better figure it all out myself. And eventually I did! From a picky eater who couldn’t cook, I’m now a curious veggie loving omnivore who coaches you to become a more confident and creative cook too.
It took me quite a few years though as you don’t learn very quickly by only following recipes. I looked around for cooking classes that would actually teach me something instead of following a recipe together, but they didn’t exist (so I’ve created them!). Even culinary school couldn’t give me that full understanding of what’s going on in our pots and pans.
In the beginning, cooking was scary and I had no clue what I was doing. After a while it started to get fun, until it wasn’t anymore. Yes, throughout my journey I had those periods that I got stuck, was uninspired to cook too. It’s all natural and this blog will explain the process. Luckily, there are ways to find the fun in cooking (back). And I love to help you with that.
On the blog, I post articles about all things related to learning to cook. Aimed to help you understand this thing called cooking, and explaining why I teach my cooking classes the way I do. And there’s a special section in which I take a more philosophical approach on learning to cook. But with tips and actionable exercises. Or tools like the creative cooking planner.
You arrived at this page, but you are looking for something else?
- Check out our cooking class calendar for our unique 1 subject classes to help you learn to cook without recipes. Or email us to book a private on-on-one cooking class,class if there’s a specific thing you want to master.
- We also offer corporate team bonding cooking classes just for fun, and have developed a real team building experience that makes you become more aware of interpersonal communication and cooperation within your team. Or have us create a unique event for your corporate wellness week.
- We also cook (virtually) together with family and friends and host couple’s date night cooking classes.