with Dara Merin of
In The Sage Table kitchen, you'll find wisdom for your kitchen, and beyond. . .
Here, the most delicious, most nourishing food is the name of the game. Join me and 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 my 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.
I've also 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 can teach you to make 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 increase your health and expand your mind — and your palette — I look forward to welcoming you into my magical Berkeley kitchen soon!
P L E A S E N O T E:
I am no longer offering regularly scheduled
classes that are open to the public to sign up.
CURRENTLY, I’M AVAILABLE TO SCHEDULE PRIVATE SESSIONS
IN MY KITCHEN THAT ARE TAILORED JUST FOR YOU!
In these personalized, extremely content-rich kitchen experiences that are tailored to all of the cooking/health/nutrition that individuals (or small groups) are desiring to learn about. In these sessions, we cook dishes and demo techniques that you want to learn, you eat and taste, and I serve as a resource for answering any questions you have during class as well as compile resources, links and recipes for you after the session. These three hour classes are for one person (or a small group up to 4 people) and include all ingredients and some food to take home too.
Are you looking to learn something specific?
Needing guidance with a particular health issue or following a diet prescribed by a doctor, functional medicine practitioner, or naturopath ?
Wanting to learn basic cooking skills, a particular cuisine, or specific recipes or techniques, plus tips and tricks to make time in the kitchen more easeful?
NO MATTER THE CONTENT, CLASSES ALWAYS HAVE A FOCUS ON CREATING FOOD THAT IS DELICIOUS
and NUTRITIOUS, WITH A FOCUS ON EASE and OPTIMAL NUTRITION.
WE WILL USE ALL WHOLE FOOD INGREDIENTS, INCLUDING THE FRESHEST ORGANIC PRODUCE and LOCAL INGREDIENTS.
PRICES START AT $300 for a THREE HOUR CLASS for ONE PERSON.
Please contact me through the form below and tell me what you’re seeking. I look forward to meeting you in the 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.
“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."
“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!”