About Relish

Relish Culinary Adventures stands out as the only culinary program that brings together talented chefs and fabulous cuisine at a variety of captivating rural locations, including the beautiful Relish Culinary Center, to create one-of-a-kind authentic cooking classes, culinary tours and catering services.

Based in Healdsburg, California, in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country, Relish offers culinary events on a wide range of topics from wine country cuisine to ethnic specialties, DIY canning to children's cooking workshops, cheese making to wild mushroom foraging. In addition, Relish hosts activities that bring people together in the kitchen, such as private cooking parties and corporate team-building events. All of our events feature seasonal, locally-grown, locally-produced ingredients whenever possible, including olive oil, artisan cheeses, north coast seafood, farm fresh produce, locally-ranched meats, premium wines, handcrafted beers, and much more. Guests learn about the bounty of this wonderful region and experience a "sense of place" that is all about Sonoma County.

Most of our events happen at the state-of-the-art Relish Culinary Center in downtown Healdsburg, a stylish teaching kitchen and event space opened in the spring of 2008. We also turn into a "roving" cooking school when we offer culinary experiences at some of our favorite Healdsburg area locations, such as scenic vineyards, sustainable family farms and even the beautiful Sonoma Coast.

For each event, we thoughtfully match each location with a skilled chef and class theme, resulting in a unique “personality. Most classes include a full meal of the featured recipes (no skimpy tastes here) paired with excellent local wines or beers specially selected for the menu.

Relish supports the bounty of local chefs, farmers, wine experts and food purveyors in Sonoma County from whom we build an impressive list of class instructors.  

In addition to our scheduled cooking classes, Relish offers unique catering services and private cooking parties for groups and businesses, organizes culinary tours, is a responsive operator for tour groups, and sponsors chef demonstrations at a variety of culinary events in Sonoma County including the California Artisan Cheese Festivaland the Gravenstein Apple Fair.

To explore the level of interest in a local culinary education program, Relish began offering cooking classes in 2003 at a variety of locations in and around Healdsburg, including private homes, wineries, art galleries, cafes and farms. The concept of the "roving" cooking school was so popular, Relish purchased a 1952 Chevy Panel Truck nicknamed "Julia" to transport equipment to the wide variety of scenic and memorable wine country locations where classes are sometimes offered. The Relish 1952 Chevy Panel Truck

About the People

Donna del Rey - Founder/Owner

Donna created Relish Culinary Adventures in 2003 to share the flavors and personalities of Sonoma County with others. After more than two decades in various marketing and business development roles for an industry-leading scientific software company, a move to Sonoma County with its bounty of amazing foods and makers solidified her desire to transition to the culinary world. Donna is not a professional chef; she sees herself as an adventurous learner eager to create and share memorable food experiences. “A Relish event is so much more than a cooking class," says Donna. "We combine amazing Sonoma County ingredients, talented and engaging wine country makers, and unique rural locations to create convivial culinary adventures that, hopefully, inspire guests to create great food in their own kitchens." Donna and her husband Jim Morris, who is a wine industry executive, are a perfect food and wine pairing.


Karen Devine - Office Manager

Karen is Relish's adminstrator extraordinaire. From helping with class registrations to answering billing questions and a lot more in between, Karen is always wonderfully competent, helpful and friendly. After a long successful career with the US Postal Service, Karen retired several years ago and now enjoys time with family and in her beautiful wine country garden.


About Our Chef-Instructors

Relish Culinary Adventures
14 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
tel: 707.431.9999
fax: 707.431.8446

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