"One of the questions that people always ask me: "Where can I take cooking classes without enrolling in a college program or certification course?"
Chef Andi Lawrence is the owner and main chef instructor at Foodology. She is a Toledo native, but went to culinary school in Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated from the International Culinary Institute with Le Cordon Bleu honors. After culinary school, she traveled and worked in tourist driven kitchens from the north to the south, including Mackinac Island and Savannah, Georgia.
In 2002, Chef Andi moved back to Toledo and a few years later started teaching culinary classes at Owens Community College and at the Toledo Restaurant Training Center. She is currently teaching Culinary Arts at The Maritime Academy of Toledo.
After years with daydreams of opening a recreational cooking school of her own, Foodology has finally turned that dream into a reality! Chef Andi brings 10+ years of experience teaching culinary arts to Foodology and looks forward to answering one of Toledo's most commonly asked questions:
"Where can I take cooking classes just for fun?"
MEET THE CHEF
Beginner -Focusing primarily on learning knife skills and the basics of classical cooking techniques while making some seriously delicious meals! Starting with Beginner level classes is recommended, but not required.
Intermediate -A little more challenge, but don't worry... novice foodies will still be comfortable at this level. Skills that were introduced at the beginner level will be put to work!
Q: Are the cooking classes for a certification or college credit?
A: No, the cooking classes at Foodology are meant provide a fun and relaxed experience and will not certify you for a job in the food service industry.BUT... ServSafe Certification is offered for industry professionals who need the certification to meet State requirements in their current job.
Q: Can I just take one class, or are there a series of classes that I have to take?
A: All classes at this time are based off of a single day or a single class time.
Q. How do I sign up and pay for a Foodology cooking class?
A. You'll find the available classes posted on the class calendar portion of the website. There you will be able to pick the class and skill level that you would like to take, sign up for the class, and pay for your culinary adventure online!
Q. How much do the classes cost?
A. Classes prices range between $30 - $80 per person, depending on the cuisine that is offered. Most beginner and intermediate level classes will be offered in the $30 - $50 price range.
Still have questions? Contact Foodology via email at: email@example.com
Remember... All of the classes at Foodology are meant to provide a fun and informal learning environment! Anyone can join in at any level!
Foodology supports local businesses and farmers and strives to purchase locally grown food for the cooking classes whenever possible.
Chef Julie Daunhauer grew up near Grand Rapids, Ohio in a family with a passion for cooking. After high school she helped her aunt and cousin open a Toledo favorite, Doc Watson’s in South Toledo. This led to positions in other fine Toledo restaurants such as Old Navy Bistro, Matthew’s Creative Cuisine and Diva. Her passion took her to Charleston, South Carolina where she graduated from Johnson and Wales University with Advanced Standing Associate degrees in both Culinary and Pastry Arts and a Bachelors in Food Service Management. While in Charleston she worked with Chef Bob Wagner at Charleston Grill in the Charleston Place Hotel. Julie also worked with one of Charleston’s oldest and largest catering companies, Hamby Catering and ran her own business as a private chef to vacationers on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.
Julie returned to Toledo to start a family and most recently worked with Bakery Unlimited as head cake decorator making specialty and wedding cakes. She currently lives in West Toledo with her husband Nick, sons Jack and James, and golden retriever Annie.
Welcome to Foodology Chef Julie!
MEET THE BAKER
Advanced - Put your skills to the test! This level of classes will typically be 3-4 hours long and will utilize some of the skills that you've picked up in the first two levels. Taking Beginner or Intermediate classes first is recommended, but not required!