Cooking Classes - Rancho La Puerta
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Week of January 18, 2020

Isabel Cruz is the chef/current and former proprietor of a number of West Coast restaurants and Stargazer Farm near Portland, Oregon. A pioneer of Latin fusion cuisine and Latin food with a healthy twist, her debut cookbook (Isabel’s Cantina: Bold Latin Flavors from the New California Kitchen) was one of the New York Times’ Top Cookbooks of the Year and was included in Food & Wine’s Best Of, Volume 8. Her second cookbook, The Latin Table, was published in 2018.  She has been featured in Sunset and San Diego magazines.

Jean Courtney is a researcher and entrepreneur on a mission to make everyday wellness easy and efficient.  All roads led to her first true love… 

The two teamed up after a discussion about the toll dementia had taken on each of their families. They have been collaborating on easy, efficient and delicious ways to cook using neuroprotective ingredients and with an emphasis on minimizing inflammation and maximizing brain function.

Their motto is “Your DNA is not always your destiny. Your dinner plate can be your destiny.”


Isabel Cruz and Jean Courtney offer three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our culinary center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm. For more information and registration, please click here.