Kay and Don in Paris.
Come Home to Cooking is a personalized culinary school for both beginners and experienced cooks. Small hands-on classes are held year round in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of my professional home kitchen here in Petaluma, California. Everyone works together to learn firsthand and thoroughly understand every step in multi-purpose guideline recipes designed to support, expand and inspire both your everyday and special occasion cooking.
You can also schedule
one-on-one phone consultations with me to fully focus on your individual
cooking quandaries. I am here to offer whatever related insights or problem
solving will help you feel more confident and at ease in your own kitchen.
– Kay Baumhefner
Kay Baumhefner is the chef-owner of Come Home to Cooking, where she teaches small classes in her professional home kitchen and provides personalized cooking consultations by phone. Before opening her cooking school, Kay was the executive chef at Della Fattoria Café and Bakery in Petaluma, which was awarded a rating of 27 (“extraordinary to perfection”) for its food by the 2007 Zagat Survey.
Kay is an experienced teacher who has been instrumental in creating and shaping a number of Sonoma County restaurants, while also working as a consultant on recipe and menu development. When her career first turned to cooking over thirty years ago, the only way she could get truly fresh, flavor rich ingredients was to grow them herself. Now she is grateful to take advantage of the abundance in our local farmers’ markets as the inspiration for her seasonal, country cuisine.
Don Baumhefner is a consulting winemaker, wine educator and champagne producer in the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma wine country. His expertise encompasses all aspects of the wine industry. Over thirty years ago Don first started working with the legendary Joseph Swan and then moved on to also establish specialty wine shops and restaurants. Don is currently marketing his recently released 1990 and 1992 En Tirage Extra Brut freshly disgorged champagne.
More info about Don's wines: www.donbaumhefner.com
Don & Kay Baumhefner "OFF TO SCHOOL" cartoon
by the gifted and generous Chuck Pyle. charlespylestudio.com