Cooking Classes

One-On-One | Group Cooking Lessons

Prior to starting my business, I was an Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program at Asheville-Buncombe Community College for over seven years. In that time I learned to fully appreciate the need for a fun and relaxed teaching environment in the kitchen. I have held several community based Continuing Education classes providing simple instruction to those interested in learning more about knife skills, basic cooking techniques, nutrition, food science, baking and many other food related topics. Small scale group cooking lessons are always a fun time! Learn together with your friends and share the experience in the privacy of your own home.

Are you interested in one on one cooking lessons? I can do that too! We can discuss a personalized lesson plan, including recipes and hands on training for any budding home chef.

Please note: Classes are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Cooking classes will be held virtually beginning Summer 2021.

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Interested in my services and would like to look at menus? Please start the conversation by sending me a message explaining your needs, date you are seeking, and a brief description of your event.


“Michelle has catered several private dinners for me and my guests. She planned the meals, created the menus, bought the necessary food and paired the wine. These were all multi course meals (up to six courses!). Fresh game was often used. The creative sauces she prepared for each main course were outstanding! Michelle prepared and served these dinners for up to eight guests, providing a brief description of each course before serving. The meals were served hot and on time and the quality was of the highest order. Michelle is an experienced chef and has served as an executive chef at one of the best restaurants in the area. She also teaches others her culinary craft including some of the secrets to success. She has a background in art which is evident in the presentation of her dishes. I would recommended her with out reservation for parties small and large. The assembled group will be in for a real treat!”



“Absolutely delightful to work with! Absolutely delicious food, and beautifully presented. People who have been to dinner parties at our house RAVE about her food. And, her reputation is such that I am always being asked for her name as a possible caterer for their parties. I always feel confident of a smashing dinner when Chef Kelley is the caterer. Excellent choice.”


“Her appetizers were beautiful and tasty, the main course was perfect, and deserts were scrumptious. My guests raved about the meal. Along with great food, her prices are very reasonable for everything she offers. She is so easy to work with and very accommodating. Her recommendations were perfect. I gave her a big tip and asked her to move to Pennsylvania!”