with Dara Merin of
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. Join me in the kitchen 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!
Currently, I’m available to schedule private cooking classes tailored just for you.
Are you looking to learn something specific?
Needing guidance with a health issue?
Wanting to learn basic cooking skills, specific recipes, or a particular cuisine?
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.
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!”