“I got off the phone feeling organized, confident and energized. I really had fun making the dinner and everyone loved it. The ham with that sauce was fabulous. In fact, the next day they asked if there was any leftover for lunch. I had been dreading the weekend cooking marathon, but it all worked out great...” E.M.
“I just needed to take a moment out from dinner preparations to say thank you to you for bringing me home to cooking, again…” L.H.
“It's such a treat to learn new techniques and little tips and tricks that I had not thought of myself or read about before…” C.I.
“You have succeeded in bringing me home to a kitchen of fun… You have opened so many doors…” B.P.
“You are a confidence builder and esteem builder!” M.C.
“Don't know the best words to thank you. You 'rounded' out my cooking education. Now, I can approach my kitchen and say how innovative can I be. You taught about 'play in kitchen'. And I'm playing…” B.N.
“I used to love to cook, and had somehow taken a break from any serious cooking. After taking a few of your classes, I feel that I am really back to cooking and enjoying all the tastes, textures and preparations…” L.I.
“I actually enjoyed cooking dinner for the first time in a long time. Your class made me realize why I'm soooooo bored cooking the same old same old week after week…” P.P.
“…I would never have attempted that if not for your classes. Can't begin to tell you all the stuff I do now that I didn't before…The kitchen is fun.” B.U.
“That was a marvelous class… I found myself smiling throughout the class. It just made me so happy to listen to you and watch you. It's like going to a delightful performance in the theater….” C.A.
“Kay! You have done such a wonderful job of teaching about comfortable home cooking. The couple of years spent in your school have been priceless. Under your tutelage I have expanded to growing my own garden. Somehow you also really 'woke up' my need to conserve. I have dehydrated plums and pears off of backyard trees. Never visited those trees before. Just let stuff drop. This is a 'thank you'.” B.Y.
“Thank you again for such a marvelous class. What a treasure trove you are of wonderful thoughts and ideas.” K.B.
“…I have been stocking my fridge with special stuff a la the Baumhefner kitchen. Many ideas from the last class have percolated up. Thanks so much… Roasted tomatoes and peppers can now come out later and be used in something wonderful. I tended to not think in those terms before, but I do now!!!!” B.R.
“I did so enjoy the class. Your home is lovely, your kitchen to die for, so bright and welcoming and your cooking and teaching style just right. Thanks so very much. I came home and chopped fennel and onions just because I wanted to…” N.C.
“There was not a moment that I did not enjoy yesterday. You are such a charming, special hostess, teacher and cook, one cannot but have a wonderful time and sharpen one's skills. Thank you for being part of my life.” G.B.
“Yep, I had an OUTSTANDING time at your class… it was a unique, delicious, ingenious, thoughtful, fun, insightful, pleasurable and educational way to celebrate...” B.H.
“I am still grinning from ear to ear after Monday's heavenly class.” N.M.
“It is so much more than a cooking class…. it is a relaxed community sharing love, joy and fantastic food around your family table… Just magical! And the sauces inspired me to never see mayonnaise the same way again…” R.R.
“Your kitchen is beautiful and your organization of all the things we used was so educational. The group was very friendly and everyone seemed to enjoy the class and learned many new things…” M.M.
“Thoroughly enjoyed that…class. Some things you said resonated. Your explanation of 'steaming' being opening and relaxing of food, and dry cooking tightening food up is that kind of understanding I don't have…” B.P.
“I have been telling everyone what a wonderful time I had in your cooking class. Your generosity of spirit, intuitive sensibilities with food and cooking, and your relaxed way of welcoming everyone into your kitchen put us all at ease and made the experience fabulous. People could contribute more or less depending on their comfort in the kitchen, but everyone was included…” B.R.
“It has been interesting to tell people that we cooked ratatouille. They usually respond. "Oh it's so mushy, I don't like it." BUT this was not mushy and was the best ratatouille I have ever tasted! And I especially loved the creative brain storming at the end of class about other less expected ways of using ratatouille.” B.R.A.
“I loved your teaching style, as well as the setting of your own lovely home— the passion and ease of communication in the kitchen inspiring and contagious--not to mention the deliciousness! I look forward to a next time!” D.B.C.
“I thought the class was thoroughly worthwhile. There was lots to absorb beyond the specifics of the material…” D.B.
“You bring back happy memories about food stuff when I was a child. Really enjoy your classes…” B.P.O.
“Thank you for such an enriching experience. Your cooking class is so much more than a 3-hour cooking class. It's about lifestyle, slowing down, savoring food, enjoying company. Kay ~ I enjoyed how you were able to be both professional and "just yourself" - humorous and down to earth and just lovely!…” M.C.
“I have been basking in the glow of that aioli class all week. It really was delightful. Tonight I served the tapenade, aioli and vegetables to friends, including a French woman who's a chef, and received such compliments. (What a relief!) In fact, her husband said it's the best tapenade he's ever tasted. Wow. Thank you! …I'm floating.” C.I.
“…I am emailing friends to ‘Treat yourself to a 3 hour vacation in France right here in Petaluma - and learn something in THE most enlivening, relaxing, encouraging environment I’ve ever experienced’…” T.H.I.