bring healthy & gourmet cooking to the home
Marlene is director and a culinary educator of Refined Cook, whose mission is to teach and bring healthy, gourmet cooking into homes to promote a SLOW and sustainable lifestyle. She is also a jazz musician who appreciates improvisation in music and in the kitchen.
Jeff is a culinary educator who is also a graphic artist and wine consultant. He has helped many a lost soul with wine pairing and buying tips that don’t break the budget. His wry humor and eye for aesthetic detail are evident in his cooking, presentation, and sense of decor.
Jeff and Marlene will share their love of world cuisines culled from travels in Asia, Patagonia, the Himalayas, the Andes, the Amazon jungle, and their cycling trip through the French Dordogne region, home of foie gras and rustic gastronomy.
Refined Cook classes use mostly organic, natural or minimally processed (if at all) ingredients. 100% of our electricity is sourced from wind power and we compost and recycle. We’re proud our yard is now a certified national wildlife habitat.