Dara Merin
The Sage Table
The Sage Table

At The Sage Table, you'll find wisdom for your kitchen, and beyond. . . 

Here, the most delicious, most nourishing food is the name of the game.

Let me teach you how it's done!

I'm Dara Merin, Chef, Culinary Instructor, Nutrition Expert, and Chocolate Maker located in Berkeley, CA. In The Sage Table kitchen, everything is organic, wholesome, nourishing, fresh, delicious, and just really good for you! I'm a classically trained chef (graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY) and have been studying food and cooking since I was a teenager. Plus, I've spent more than a decade on top of that conscientiously studying all things related to nutrition, health, and wellness, with a focus on how to live a long and healthy life while eating the most delicious, satisfying food along the way — no compromises there, I promise. 

I'm here to teach you all about what makes super yummy food that nourishes the body and soul on the deepest level. Food is my art and my passion for as long as I can recall, and there is so much that I look forward to sharing with you. If you are ready to expand your mind — and your palette — I hope to welcome you into my magical kitchen soon!


“Dara, your classes are high energy fun. I really can not believe how much I learn each time. The Sage Table is the perfect name for your business. You are truly a sage chef! Information about good health is just bubbling out from you like a fresh water geyser. Each time I take a class with you, I find myself making a big, fundamental change in my diet and, of course, it’s always in a healthier direction.” — Jo H. 

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“Dara’s passion for fresh, seasonal, organic food is contagious.  Her culinary mastery is obvious. Her creativity in the kitchen is that of a true artist. Her classes are dynamic, playful and full of valuable information."

"Dara is a masterful chef who teaches with energy and warmth."

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“Dara’s commitment to health, nourishment and delectable taste are undeniable - and in addition to enjoying an amazing meal in a charming environment, you will leave with recipes that you can recreate!”




Are you looking for something specific? Guidance with a health issue? Just want to learn to cook?

No matter the content, classes always have a focus on creating food that is delicious and nutritious!

Contact me through the form below and tell me what you’re looking for. I look forward to meeting you in the kitchen soon!


Get some of my student's most favorite recipes in time for dinner tonight, including the kale salad of your dreams, plus a few more in a pretty pdf.

You'll also hear about new classes as soon as they're announced so you can
claim your coveted spot in the magical kitchen with Dara and get new, yummy recipes too!


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