2018 Cooking Classes - Basic Course List and Instructors

Midcoast Maine Holistic Health Event Center - 2018

Event Venue:
Belfast Breeze Inn, 192 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915    
Call: 207-505-5231
Practitioners and service providers scheduled are professionals certified/trained/experienced in their respective fields. A biography for each provider is included on our Facebook and Brown Paper Tickets event descriptions.

2018 Cooking Classes – Basic Course List and Instructor Profiles

Classes will be demonstration-style as well as hands-on in format. Recipes, tips, tastes, and dinners are guaranteed to delight! If we make it in class, we're all eating it! Classes are held in the large commercial kitchen at the Belfast Breeze Inn. A demonstration area as well as a long communal dining table make it ideal for cooking with groups. Bring your friends, partners, couples, "guys night out", "girlfriends escapes", parent/teen, or just come on your own and meet like-minded people seeking to learn more about food! Private dinners and private cooking classes can be arranged by calling 207-505-5231, ask for Jane.

2018 Schedule:

4/27 6-9p Homestyle Chinese Cooking with Jane Liedtke

5/3 6-9p Vegan Cooking and Lifestyle with Amy Barnard

5/4 4-7p Kids Cook!* (and a grandparent or parent) with Amy Barnard

5/16 11a-2p Make your own Kombucha with Amy Barnard

5/16 6-9p Gourmet Lamb Cooking Class Dinner & wine pairing with Kate Gooding

5/17 6-9p Gluten Free Cooking and Lifestyle with Amy Barnard

5/24 11a-2p 30 min. Vegan with Amy Barnard

6/7 10a-1p Wild Food & Wild Medicine with Amy Barnard

6/8 6-8p Herbal Syrups for Shake n Stir Cocktails with Amy Barnard

6/13 6-9p Cheesemaking at Home with Amy Barnard

6/15 6-9p Ketogenic Cooking and Lifestyle with Jane Liedtke

6/23 10a-noon Pickling, Preserving, and Fermenting for Healthy Eating with Kate McCarty

7/13 6-9p Healthy Seafood Entertaining with Jane Liedtke

7/18 11a-2p Cannabis Cooking for your Health** with Amy Barnard

7/19 6-9p Vegan Entrees and Desserts with Amy Barnard

7/20 11a-2p Kids Cook!* (and a grandparent or parent) with Amy Barnard

7/26 10a-1p Putting up a Healthful Harvest with Amy Barnard

7/27 9a-noon Friday Farmers Market 101 - Getting the Best Value while Shopping Fresh Foods with Amy Barnard

8/2 10a-1p Seasonal Farmer's Market Recipes with Amy Barnard 8/3 9a-1p Blueberry Picking and Jam Making with Amy Barnard 8/10 1-4p Gluten Free Baking/Desserts with Amy Barnard

8/15 11a-2p Making Cannabis Infused Medicinals** with Amy Barnard

8/16 6-9p Freezing and Drying Vegetables and Fruits with Amy Barnard

8/17 6-9p Healthy Seafood Entertaining with Jane Liedtke

8/23 11a-2p Cooking with "Weird and Wacky" Vegetation (what's new, different, unusual) with Amy Barnard

9/5 11a-2p Healthful Pet Food and Cannabis for Pet Health** with Amy Barnard 9/6 10a-1p Vegan Cooking and Lifestyle with Amy Barnard

9/12 10a-1p Gluten Free Cooking and Lifestyle with Amy Barnard

9/19 11a-2p Thai & Vietnamese at Home with Jane Liedtke

9/20 10a-1p Cheesemaking at Home with Amy Barnard

9/26 6-9p Creative Ways to Hide Veggies in Your Family's Food with Amy Barnard 9/27 4-7 Kids Cook!* (and a grandparent or parent) with Amy Barnard

10/17 6-8p Herbal Syrups for Shake n Stir Cocktails** with Amy Barnard

10/18 1-4p Cranberry Sauce and Chutneys for the Holidays with Amy Barnard 10/18 6-9p Perfect Pies for the Holidays with Amy Barnard

10/19 9a-noon Fall Farmers Market & Savory Vegetables with Amy Barnard 10/19 4-7p Kids Cook!* (and a grandparent or parent) with Amy Barnard

Cooking classes are open to ages 14 and up unless specified otherwise.
Ages 14-18 must be accompanied by a parent with their own ticket.
*Kids Cook! Is open to ages 8 thru 16 accompanied by a grandparent/parent/guardian on same ticket. **Participants must be 21 years old or older to be admitted.


Amy Barnard has been acting as a Master Food Preserver volunteer with the University of Maine Extension going on six years. She was born and raised in Maine and since a child has been learning kitchen and gardening skills from her grandparents and parents. While living in the Midcoast she helped manage the culinary arts and gardening program at a boarding school for teenagers and could be found foraging blueberries on Cameron Mountain or collecting seashells to use for candle making on Ducktrap Beach. Most recently, she helped to win a Maine Ag in the Classroom Grant for a one week high school class she co-taught named Food for Life where students learn preserving skills while linking food to their culture and health. Sustainability, creativity, fun in the kitchen, healthy living and healthy eating for the mind and body are her passions. Although her food preservation skills were originally used for practicality, her training and experiences have brought out a creative touch. Her workshops will encourage everyone to look around at nature’s bounty and eat as many plants in season as possible. Her recipes come from a desire to love every bite. Amy resides in Westbrook and believes the old adage is true; you are what you eat!

Dr. Jane Liedtke has been learning to cook a variety of foods and experiencing global cuisine since she was a child in NJ. She has lived and worked in Europe and Asia, spending 10 years in China. She has taken dozens upon dozens of cooking classes herself from a range of culinary schools, gourmet shops, and professional chefs domestically and abroad. Her specialties include Euro-German, Chinese-Thai, and Seafood. Jane is a retired university professor and corporate executive coach/trainer by profession and owns the Belfast Breeze Inn and Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro. She regularly teaches cooking classes at Bay Leaf Cottages, cooks and caters functions at both hotels.

Kate McCarty - Maine Home Extension Service is home for Kate where she teaches courses to Home Economists throughout the state of Maine. She is a Master Food Preserver and teaches courses in pickling, preserving, fermenting and other safe preservation methods.

Kate Gooding Chef and cookbook Author of the Black Fly Stew series, adventurer, and more! You will find Kate to be a delightful presenter, purveyor of great food –even the most bizarre of wild and natural critters! She has been featured with Maine’s own Bill Greene and Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods. 

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192 Northport Rd. (Rt. 1)
Belfast, ME 04915
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