"Marti's class inspired me to expand my palate, enjoy my developing cooking abilities and delight in the experience."
All the tools you need.
An invaluable collection of seasonal cooking classes to use for a lifetime
Learn From a Variety of culinary Nutrition Experts
Marti and all of her guest chefs have a unique background in health-supportive cooking, so you will not only gain culinary wisdom but a greater connection to how the ingredients improve your health.
Expand Your Cooking Repertoire and Skills
Each class will leave you with more skills to draw from and greater intuition in the kitchen. Our instructors give thorough instructions on how to cook through the recipes and adapt with other ingredients.
Be Inspired to Cook More and Enjoy It at Home
Our chefs will both motivate and grow a sense of pleasure in cooking a variety of dishes. By understanding more about the quality of ingredients, cooking techniques, and presentation, you will look forward to cooking at home.
Get Comfortable Cooking With Seasonal Ingredients
Seasonal ingredients are freshest, cheaper, and more nutrient-dense. You’ll become more confident in how to shop and cook creatively with the season’s best ingredients.
How The Cooking Companions Collection Works
Choose your Season
Sign up for individual Cooking Companions Collections or all three at a special discount.
Learn From Expert Chefs Right at Home
Each Collection provides over a dozen classes taught by Marti Wolfson and her guest chefs. Classes are 1-hour in length and cover multiple recipes, which are gluten-friendly, plant forward, and
Once you register for a collection you will receive an email with access to all of the classes and the recipe downloads. You can either watch and learn or cook right along with the chef.
People from all ages and skills have taken our classes and have told us how they are eating better, feeding their families a greater variety of dishes, and enjoying the connection with other cooks.
Ready to get started?
Choose a season to purchase the collection of classes below:
The Fall Cooking Companions classes includes menus that journey from early Fall when you still see late Summer produce through the holidays with cozy soups, curries, festive chutneys and so much more!
With the holidays behind you, the Winter Collection offers more specific health-supportive topics such as Mediterranean Meals for Aging and Brain Healthy Cooking. Get inspired to support your mind and body through the kitchen.
The Spring Collection includes menus that help you embrace the season; these include lighter, more detoxifying recipes. The classes guide you from early to late spring with delicious grilled meat and vegetable recipes, salads, as well as dressings and sauces that utilize many herbs.
Meet Your Chefs
Marti has been a passionate educator in the Culinary Nutrition field for over 15 years. She brings a unique set of skills as a health-supportive chef, food and nutritional therapy consultant, and practitioner of mind-body therapies. With an extensive background in cooking, nutrition, movement, and mind-body medicine, Marti is inspirational in helping people gain a better connection to their health.
Abbie Gellman, MS RD CDN
Chef Abbie Gellman, MS RD CDN is a spokesperson, recipe and product developer, educator, and nationally recognized culinary nutrition expert. She creates, produces, and hosts cooking and nutrition videos and works with a wide variety of food companies/brands, commodity boards, foodservice operators, health professionals, and private clients.
Richard LaMarita has had a diverse culinary career. He has been a chef-instructor in the world-renowned plant-based program at the Natural Gourmet Institute, NYC, for 25 years. He now teaches in the Health Supportive Culinary Arts Program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a Culinary Nutritionist, educator, speaker, consultant, and authority on eating to prevent and manage illness. For over two decades, she has helped transform the way people eat using hands-on experiences to inspire, educate and offer practical tools for food lifestyle change.
Marina’s gourmet sensibilities are rooted in her childhood in Malabar, perfected by her technical training. After her training in New York, she returned to her roots, spending time in her home state Kerala where she deepened her knowledge of Ayurveda. She now specializes in Keralite cuisine and seeks to popularize many of its indigenous dishes.
Dr. Annie Fenn
Dr. Annie Fenn is a physician, chef, and founder of the Brain Health Kitchen, the only culinary school of its kind focused specifically on fending off age-related cognitive decline. She teaches the Brain Health Kitchen method of cooking throughout the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis on neuroprotective ingredients and brain-friendly cooking techniques. Her mission is to help you take care of your brain while still eating delicious food.
Mary is a Culinary Nutritionist/Dietitian, and clinical professor of culinary nutrition in the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. She uses the food as medicine approach in her private practice and has a passion for helping her community achieve better health through healthy cooking. Mary has created a number of community based meal planning and preparation classes as well as contributing recipes for several cookbooks and owned and operated a restaurant for 10 years.
Renana has been a cooking instructor for the past 10 years. She has also been a preschool teacher in a Montessori school in Brooklyn and in a preschool in Westchester. She brings with her the understanding of child development and the creative methods of educating young children. Food education has become a passion and mission for Renana. In her lessons, Renana focuses on healthy and delicious ingredients, and familiarizes students with simple and natural ways of satisfying their appetite. Renana offers private or group lessons at home, after school programs, workshops for parents and teachers as well as birthday parties to children of all ages. In addition, she develops cooking curricula for schools and camps. In Spring of 2016 Renana opened the gates to her own kitchen at Fiddleheads Cooking Studio in Westchester, NY and is happy to share the space and teach children and their parents how to get more involved with what we eat.