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Kayla Wexelberg has been a chef for over 11 years, but these days, she’s feeling more driven to teach.
As one of the most popular teachers of BriarPatch Co-op’s cooking classes, Kayla’s fun style and infectious energy have enriched the cooking techniques of many attendees. Her main focus is to make the discovery of new foods and new ways to cook exciting for her students, and she wants to have even more class time.
“Every week, I’m teaching,” she said.
Her classes feature cuisines she’s learned about in her travels to countries from Guatemala to Bali, Thailand to Korea.
Not only is Kayla teaching six Co-op Cooking Classes in June, but she has also started offering private lessons, as well as setting up temporary schools at festivals.
“Some of my favorite ways of teaching are through private classes,” she explained.
She enjoys showing students they can create the same caliber of meals in their own kitchens using the utensils they already have and making them comfortable in their own home cooking spaces.
But for Kayla, the Co-op Cooking School is still a home away from home.
She’s really excited about her class coming up on Saturday, June 18, “From the Farmers Market to Your Table.” The class includes an optional farmers market shopping trip and tour she’ll be guiding, after which she’ll show everyone how to cook seasonal delights, creating three courses.