It's time for a New Year, New You refresh. We're partnering with Dolly Sengsavang, the Whole30-certified coach behind Dolly's Whole Life. Together with our own Chef Cleo, Dolly is bringing a locally-sourced, three-course menu focused on whole foods and packed with flavor to realign your body after the holidays and increase your comfort in the kitchen.
Let Dolly and Cleo guide you through the practice of eating paleo in the most delicious and seasonal way possible. Get back to the basics of cooking and eating in the New Year and cook your way to your best self!
What's Paleo you ask? The Paleo or Paleolithic diet is considered the first human diet. Paleo is simply the idea and framework of eating nutrient dense foods like vegetables, meats, seafood, and some nuts and fruit to help improve your health through food. While eating Paleo it is best to avoid foods that tend to be more harmful than healthful such as processed foods, added sugars, grains, legumes, and dairy. In short, the Paleo diet is about eating real whole foods so you can feel your absolute best while healing and nourishing your body.
This menu is gluten free and dairy free; however, we are not a certified gluten free or dairy free kitchen, so there's always a slight risk of contamination. This menu can be made vegetarian or vegan, upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with dietary preferences, vegetarian orders, or allergy information.
In this lively, hands-on cooking class you’ll learn how to utilize the produce and products of the farmers and artisans of the Boston Public Market. Guided by Chef Cleo and Dolly you’ll create an exciting three-course meal based on seasonal, local food, and increase your comfort in the kitchen through new knife skills, techniques, and flavor profiles.
Come ready to roll up your sleeves and get cooking!
Our hands-on cooking classes are structured as a group learning experience; you’ll work with other students to create a seasonal meal led by our professional chef instructors. We focus on learning new cooking styles and techniques to increase your confidence and enjoyment in your own kitchen. Here are a few things to know before booking a class with us:
Along with our vendor-partners from the Boston Public Market, we will be sourcing ingredients from the following companies.
Tickets: $60 for Trustees member and $75 for Non-Trustees Members. Members must bring their current member card and number. Join The Trustees and save! Members save between 20-40% off all classes in The KITCHEN.
Dolly Sengsavang is a recipe developer and health & wellness blogger at Dolly's Whole Life. She's also a Whole30 certified coach and has been coaching dozens of clients through the program to ensure they successfully complete a round for the past 6 months. Dolly's an advocate for living & leading a healthy lifestyle that is accessible and inclusive to all demographics. Her recipes are simple but packed with flavor using ingredients that can be found locally. Her goal is to continue making waves in the health & wellness industry to end the pretentious stigma, and to show doing programs like the Whole30 doesn’t require trips to a fancy health food store, and eating healthy doesn't mean compromising flavor.
Cleo was born and raised in Washington, DC. She attended McGill University in Montreal and has a BA in Cultural Anthropology. After graduating, she moved back to DC and began working at local restaurants, such as Againn, a British Isles-inspired gastro-pub and Komi, a high-end Mediterranean restaurant. She has spent 2 summers as the Head Chef for the Hog Island National Audubon Society summer camp in Maine, working with local farms to bring fresh food to the Island and to happy campers. Cleo is thrilled to have the opportunity to cook and teach at Boston Public Market, with the whole Market to source from and the whole of Boston to serve.
At first glance, it might seem a strange road from cultural anthropology to cooking, but food and cooking are integral to the expression and transference of culture. As they say: culture begins at the table. By concentrating on serving local, sustainable foods, Cleo hopes to elevate the experience of the diner and to make a positive impact on the local food community.