COOKING SCHOOL… IT’S THE NEWEST FORM OF THERAPY!

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When we were recently speaking to a repeat Seasoned Chef student, we asked her, “What makes you want to return to The Seasoned Chef time and time again?”

And her answer made us want to probe further.

With all of the stresses going on around the globe right now, she regularly came back to The Seasoned Chef… because she would walk into class tired, lethargic, and cranky, but walk out of class happy and confident.

This Seasoned Chef loyal was definitely on to something.

One scientific study recently found that baking classes boosted confidence and increased concentration for those involved in the study.  And if it’s scientifically proven that cooking and baking classes are therapy for the soul, then who are we to disagree?!

With this in mind, here are just a few of the ways that cooking school has been proven to be therapeutic.

HOW CAN COOKING CLASSES BE THERAPEUTIC?

YOU’RE SHARING THE EXPERIENCE WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE

We love our students at The Seasoned Chef.  Each time they walk into a class, they’re excited, eager to learn, and committed to making great meals.

And the best part is, with all students being committed to the same goal, our classes build a strong sense of community almost immediately.  Enjoying time with people that are like-minded that are all contributing to creating a delicious meal is a positive influence that will last long beyond the end of your cooking class.

YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Cooking classes keep students mentally stimulated, but not overwhelmed.  As research has shown, learning new skills ultimately leads to lower cortisol levels, better immune function, and better sleep.

Even more of a plus, the lessons that you learn with The Seasoned Chef can immediately be applied to your daily life.  You’ll be mentally stimulated and be a better chef because of it!

YOU GET TO ENJOY A NICE, RELAXING MULTI-COURSE MEAL

How often do you take yourself out to a delicious multi-course meal?  Even more, how often do you make a delicious multi-course meal for yourself to enjoy?

Within our cooking classes at The Seasoned Chef, we end our classes by enjoying the meal that we just all worked together to create… paired with a glass of complementary wine on the side, of course.

Relaxing with a great meal that you helped to create will boost your mood, boost your confidence, leave you feeling rewarded and accomplished, and will become a powerful relaxation technique that will improve your mental health for the long run.

HOW CAN YOU JOIN AN UPCOMING COOKING CLASS?

We have several fun, therapeutic cooking classes coming up just in time for the changing of the seasons.  Check out our calendar to see which upcoming classes might fit your fancy.

If you’d like a suggestion from us on where you should start, then we always recommend trying out our signature class, Basic Skills Every Cook Should Know.  In this class, we highlight foundational skills that you can utilize going forward and build upon for the rest of your life.  This class will help you to cook with more confidence, make healthier and tastier choices, save money and time, and build a skilled repertoire of essential culinary techniques.  It’s a win all around!

Spoonfuls BlogJose Mascaro