Amy's kitchen



I believe that the best way to ensure that the food you're eating is wholesome and free of additives, preservatives, and is the highest quality is to to cook it yourself.

Unfortunately, knowledge of basic cooking techniques has fallen by the wayside in the era of fast food, frozen meals, and cheap restaurant fare.  Too many people consider their microwave to be their most important cooking appliance!

I offer group cooking classes such as:
  • Family Friendly Grain-Free Cooking
  • Delicious Treats with Less Sugar
  • Fresh Ways with Vegetables
  • Cooking with Health Fats and Proteins
  • Easy Fermented Foods at Home
If you are motivated to learn to cook in a hands on way, I also offer individual cooking instruction in your home.

Whether you cook often and want to learn more advanced skills or you have never held a knife and don't know how to boil water, I will assess your current level of knowledge and start from there, teaching you how to cook foods that you and your family will enjoy.  The satisfaction and pride that I feel when I've created a beautiful delicious meal that also is deeply nourishing is something that I would love for everyone to be able to experience.

I believe that anyone can learn to cook, even if they don't think so themselves.

This is especially important for people with food sensitivities, allergies, celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and other conditions that can benefit from eating whole, nutrient dense, and well prepared food.



Restart Class


Part nutritional education, part sugar detox, part support group - an empowering combination!

The 5-week RESTART® program is a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from having to process toxins like sugar. With a 3-week sugar detox built right in, the program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings. We will meet once a week for five weeks in a row.  The class lasts for 1 1/2 hours, focusing on specific topics each week.

Week one-How to prepare for your RESTART Detox

Week two-Your digestive check-in

Week three-What sugar really does in your body

Week four-The truth about FATS

Week five-How to move forward and celebrate your success!

The class is held at Chef Amy's office at:

5005 Old Cedar Lake Road S #104   St. Louis Park MN  55416

Please call Amy at 612-239-7525, or email her at for more information.


Register for one of the workshops here.

RESTART Class January 4-February 1 2018

RESTART Class January 13-February 10 2018

RESTART Class January 19-February 16 2018



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Amy Nadeau is a perfect teacher.  She is clear, concise, and encouraging, and brings depth and breadth of experience to her classes.  Amy's instructions range from how to best cut vegetables to the use of umami, the deep natural flavors found in certain foods.  Most importantly, she teaches cooking techniques, such as braising, that can be used with many kinds of meats, vegetables and carbohydrates, to foster confidence and creativity.

Amy is thoroughly kind and supportive, and fun to work with.  I recommend her with pleasure.

-Ann Nelson


Each group cooking class is limited to six registrants.  Some offerings are single classes while others are a series of two or more.  Class times are 2 1/2 hours each.  The cost varies, starting at $70 for a single class.  They are demonstration classes and include lots of tastings as well as recipes and treats to take home.

Watch this space for class times and locations.

Individual lessons are $50/hour plus the cost of groceries.


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