Since 2000

For The Love Of Food Denver Cooking Classes corporate team building Kids Cook Summer Camp Culinary school

We Feed Your Passion

Adult Cooking Classes Focused on Vitality; Chef Diane: 303-317-7399

2017 Hands-On Cooking Class Schedule

Now in our 17th year, For the Love of Food Cooking School provides recreational chefs with engaging, interactive and fun hands-on cooking classes and cooking series, with a strong emphasis on Healthy Cooking and Food's power to protect, boost energy, and heal our bodies.


MONDAYS, July 10th thru August 14th 

This has been our most popular class for 17 straight years - and for good reason! It is the perfect hands-on cooking series for novices and seasoned cooks alike! But now, we've tweaked it so not only will you learn how to think and cook like a chef, you will learn and understand how to do it healthfully, maintaining the most nutrition out of your foods, what herbs and spices are beneficial for your health, and what foods will keep you in the best of health.


In the Week 1 we focus on all important Knife Skills. Over the next five weeks we'll aim to thrill you and your tastebuds as we move on through sautéing, roasting, braising, poaching, pan & classic sauces and variations, and stocks. 

We focus on technique - the how's and why's of cooking, rather than just the doing, so you'll become more comfortable with food in general, and will ultimately be able to cook without a cookbook - since you'll understand the foods and the cooking methods used to cook them.  

Hands-on experimentation and questions are encouraged.  Plus, every class includes a full meal at the end!

From Knife Skills through sauteing, braising, roasting and sauce making, we guarantee you'll leave a better - and more healthful -  cook than when you arrived!


MONDAYS, July 10th thru August 14th

SUSHI FOR SINGLES - The Art of Rolling Maki

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 PM

SUSHI FOR COUPLES - The Art of Rolling Maki

Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 PM

Not only is making (and eating!) sushi one of the most fun evenings you can have, but it is also one of the healthiest ways you can treat your body! Plus you'll get to take home a sushi goodie-bag with everything you'll need to make perfect maki rolls at home!


SUSHI for SINGLES, Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 PM

SUSHI for COUPLES, Wednesday, July 26th@ 7:00 PM

Whether you choose to join your friends in our fabulous location at Christies in Genesee, enjoy a private one-on-one cooking class in your kitchen or ours, or host a Gourmet Get-Together in your own home, you will learn cooking techniques, fabulous new recipes, tricks and skills, plus gain a ton of new kitchen confidence from Denver's only 30-year experienced professional culinary instructor.

Chef Diane Bukatman has taught cooking at the New York Restaurant School, The French Culinary Institute, Johnson & Wales, the Arts Institute of Colorado and the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, and is currently working towards an advanced degree in Holistic Nutrition. 

All Classes last 2.5 to 3 hours.  Wine & Beer Dinners last 3 to 3.5 hours. 
Classes include take-home recipes, a great meal together, cooking tips, plus an assortment of refreshments. Most classes include a glass of wine or beer.
All equipment - knives and aprons - is provided and available for purchase. Of course, the highpoint of each class is sharing a meal together!

Note that registration is a firm commitment to attend the class or series and no refunds will be made.  Any cancellations or class changes must be made at least 5 days prior to class.
 No exceptions may be made.


Please remember to always wear close-toed shoes to class!

Insurance regulations prohibit anyone with open toes from participating in class

where sharp knives, hot water and heavy pots are present.

Food, Fun & Friends Share Hands-On Culinary Adventures.

Classes taught by 30-year Experienced Professional Chef Instructor.

If you have an appetite for Adult or Kids' cooking classes, a cooking party or corporate team building experience, For the Love of Food in Golden, Colorado will satisfy your craving. Create and celebrate food in any of our culinary adventures. And, if you prefer to stay out of the kitchen, our in-home catering service lets you relax while we prepare a delicious meal for you.