Relish in the News


May 2012 Traveling the "Wine Road" recommendation to attend or schedule a Relish cooking class as part of a wine country getaway. By Nancy D. Brown.

March 2011
Petaluma Says Cheese about hands-on cheese making workshops sponsored by Relish at the California Artisan Cheese Festival

Donna del Rey's monthly column Relish the Thought Feed Ourselves First in the Healdsburg Tribune.

February 2011
Relish mushroom forays featured in Top 100 Cultural Trends in the West in Sunset Magazine.

Donna del Rey debuts monthly column Relish the Thought In Appreciation of Pork in the Healdsburg Tribune.

Knife and Pork article in the Press Democrat about butchery and Charcuterie class at Relish with Dry Creek Kitchen's chef Dustin Valette.

September 2010
"Relish Culinary Adventures offers classes in everything from wood-fired ovens to raising chickens at its center in Healdsburg, California, and a series of ongoing events around Sonoma County. 'On the Farm' events include farm tours, hands-on workshops featuring ingredients produced on-site and a four-course meal served with local wines. Chefs demonstrate recipes that highlight the farm’s specialty, whether it’s produce picked at its peak or artisan cheese at the height of flavor."
Foodie Paradise: Sonoma County's Relish Culinary Adventures Celebrates Local California Cuisine feature about Relish in Natural Home magazine about the green philosophy that extends from the building materials to the style of cooking and eating.Photo of Relish Culinary in the LA Times

July 2010
A Green Wine Country Getaway on - Article on "green" escapes and activities in Healdsburg.

Healdsburg:  For Foodies, a New Northern Star article in the LA Times about Farm-To-Table dinners produced by Relish (photo right).

May 2010
Goodby S'mores, Hello Pea Puree in the Press Democrat about Kids Cooking Classes in Sonoma County.

November 2009
Relish chef-instructor, food-writer and Nourish Network founder Lia Huber on ABC's The View From the Bay, filmed at the Relish Culinary Center (on right.)

"In 2003, Donna del Rey created a roving cooking school in Healdsburg. Last year, Relish Culinary Adventures found a beautiful permanent home."
Chef Heaven by Mandy Behbehani of Diable Magazine

October 2009

"On Saturdays, the small town features the Healdsburg Farmer's Market, where cooking demonstrations highlight seasonal ingredients. But Healdsburg also offers visitors a more hands-on appreciation of the fresh market fare. On the second Saturday of each month, nearby Relish Culinary Adventures hosts a cooking class in which students create a meal using ingredients they find at the market. It puts a whole new spin on a day at the market."
Dig Into Culinary Delight, More of Healdsburg by Carol Blackman of the Contra Costa Time and San Jose Mercury News

July 2009

"Capturing the fleeting freshness of seasonal bounty — with food and wine grown within a stone’s throw of the table — is the raison d’etre of Quivira Vineyard’s new Farm-to-Table wine dinners, a series of four seasonal feasts served throughout the year at the Dry Creek Valley winery....For Relish Culinary Adventures, which started out giving cooking classes on local farms and has since opened a home base in Healdsburg, the dinners are a natural fit."
Alfresco Feast by Diane Peterson of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat

June 2009

"Her burning quest for burrata led her to a recent Relish Culinary Adventures class in Healdsburg, where chef John Franchetti of Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar in Santa Rosa shared his secrets for making fresh mozzarella and burrata."
Cheese Course by Diane Peterson in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat

"Donna del Rey, owner of Relish Culinary Adventures, is an ambassador for this tightly knit community."
Cooking School: Relish the Moment
article in Traditional Home magazine.

Cooking school article in Napa Sonoma magazineMay 2009

"In 2003, Donna del Rey began a roving cooking school in Healdsburg. Last year, Relish Culinary Adventures found a permanent home."
Chef Heaven
article in Napa Sonoma magazine

March 2009

Class listing in article about Mozzarella cheesemaking
Dairy's Queen
article in O The Oprah Magazine (complete article)

November 2008

"While Relish Culinary Adventures' roving cooking classes—in wineries, cafes and farms around Northern California—are still a hoot, owner Donna del Rey's new home base in Healdsburg is even better. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands in the soup, so to speak."
Northern California Editor's Picks
in Sunset Magazine

"In just its second year of operation, the Sonoma County Grape Camp is already proving irresistible to Arizona oenophiles."
Sonoma Grape Camp Seduces Arizone Wine Lovers article in The Arizona Republic about the 2008 Sonoma Grape Camp by Carey Sweet

September 2008
"Donna has been at the forefront of what's new and exciting in the food and wine obsessed culture of Sonoma County. [Relish Culinary Adventures] has been enthusiastically introducing students to the bounty of our area by literally taking them to the source of where many of these products are crafted....Consequently her clients have been given the rare opportunity to not only cook with the best ingredients possible, but to truly get a feel for how these products are grown or produced at the ground level."  
Tour de Force - Culinary Program gets us to the Farmers Market and then into the Kitchen article in Discoveries Magazine by Kevin McKenzie about Relish's Chef's Market classes

"A new addition to Healdsburg, this great little cooking school across from the Hotel Healdsburg offers fun demonstrations, private events, talks and all types of classes in an eco-friendly, modern farmhouse-styled kitchen. The Relish team has been operating for five years and is already well respected in the difficult-to-please, Sonoma foodie scene. This new center is becoming quite the attraction."
The Valleys of the Vines article in My Midwest Magazine by Bob Ecker

August 2008

DIY Wine Country Article about cooking and wine classes in wine country on
Sonoma Locavore Experience Wineabout Blog by Virginie Boone

July 2008

Relish Culinary Adventures Finally has a Home in the North Bay Business Journal

May 2008

"The new Relish Culinary Center in Healdsburg is bound to become a hot spot for the food-obsessed in Sonoma County...."
San Francisco Magazine Sonoma Wine Country Secrets

Press Democrat Article by Virginie Boone and photo essay on Tasting & Talking Wine with Tom Simoneau

April 2008

Press Democrat video about new Relish Culinary Center

Photo Essay bySanta Rosa Press Democrat from Mexican Market and Cooking Class with chef Agustín Gaytán
Mexican 101 Cuisine article by Diane Peterson at the Press Democrat

March 2008

Cooking School Settling Down After 5 years of courses all over Sonoma County, Relish finds a home in Healdsburg in the Santa Rosa Press

November 2007

Now You're Cookin' in VIA Magazine about unique cooking activities

What's Cooking? article in Northbay Biz magazine about culinary schools in the North Bay


September 2007

Vineyard Vacation article about the inaugural Sonoma Grape Camp in the Press Democrat


May 2007

A Memorable Experience in Wine Country on the Spice Cooking & Culinary website about our Elegant Outdoor Entertaining at Hartford Family Winery


March 2007

Modern Irish Bounty article by Patricia Lynn Henley about the St. Patrick's Day class in the North Bay Bohemian

Ireland's Culinary Treasure article by Diane Peterson about the St. Patrick's Day class in the Press Democrat

Delicously Bohemian article in Savor Magazine about Paella chef Gerard Nebesky, a frequent Relish chef-instructor


December 2006

Top Ten Ways to Beat the Holiday Boredom Santa Rosa Press Democrat article featuring Relish's Kids Holiday Treats Workshop


September 2006

American Airlines Celebrated Living article about Relish's upcoming location in the Hotel Healdsburg expansion


August 2006

"Diversity is the keyword for Relish Culinary School in Healdsburg, both in the type of classes offered and in where they're held...."
Cooking Up A Getaway article in the Bohemian weekly about Sonoma County cooking schools


July 2006

"Fresh air, talented chefs, organic ingredients and casual camaraderie – it’s Relish Culinary School..."
Wine Adventure Magazine
article about Relish On The Farm classes

"When you’re surrounded by so much handcrafted food and wine, it’s easy to get caught up in the impulse to participate. Few places are better for this than Relish Culinary School..."
VIA Magazine article about Healdsburg (July/August issue)


June 2006

Best of Summer Cooking Classes article on Mighty Foods


May 2006

Art of the Tea Party Santa Rosa Press Democrat article about Relish's annual Mother's Day Royal Tea class

KFWB News 980 (Los Angeles) segment on Relish Culinary School

Healdsburg Tribune article about Relish founder Donna del Rey

March 2006

Food Network Unwrapped episode entitled Tourist Treats features Bounty of Sonoma Culinary Tour (tour marketed by Epiculinary and lead by Relish)

Press Democrat A La Carte announcement of Relish's appearance on Food Network's Unwrapped

Sonoma County Group Tour information

January 2006

Press Democrat A La Carte announcement of Relish's Winter/Spring classes

December 2005

Press Democrat A La Carte announcement of the Wild Mushroom Foraging and Cooking class

Press Democrat A La Carte summary of Relish's holiday classes

October 2005

CBS's Eye on the Bay features several activities in Healdsburg, including a Relish kids cooking class. Watch the show! Don't blink--we're only on for a couple of minutes


September 2005

Living for the Weekend - Cook's Tour by Wanda Henning on the Black Diamond Living website

July 2005

Cooks Explore Farm-to-Table Connection with Relish in the SF Chronicle

Press Democrat A La Carte announcement of 4-Day Kids Cooking Camp

Saveur Wine Country article about Sonoma County

June 2005

Press Democrat A La Carte summary of On The Farm class at Point Reyes Farmstead

Newstalk KSRO 1350 Tom Simoneau "The Wine Guy" talking about the Relish's wine classes that he's leading

April 2005

Culinary Tourism:  Bring Food Know-How Home to Pair with Wine in 

Togethering in Sonoma County press release by the Sonoma County Tourism Program

February 2005

"Relish offers perhaps the ultimate experience, combining stunning Wine Country settings with fascinating menus including food and wine pairings." 
Not Your Everyday Cooking School

November 2004

Movable Kitchen Santa Rosa Press Democrat Food Section story on Relish (photos)

September 2004

Russian River Food and Winefest Relish is organized the cooking demonstrations (photos)

August 2004

Press Democrat Recreation Calendar

July 2004

Vine Times article about Relish founders

June 2004

San Jose Mercury News Food & Wine
Santa Rosa Press Democrat Mouthful
7x7 Magazine (does not link to the Relish article, only to the general 7x7 website)

May 2004

Yucatan Cooking article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat about Mateo Granados (chef-instructor on Thursday, December 3)

April 2004

What's New in Sonoma County, California Press release from Sonoma County Tourism Program

March 2004

Wine Country Living magazine
Savor Wine Country
Santa Rosa Press Democrat Mouthful

February 2004

Wine on the Web
Santa Rosa Press Democrat Mouthful

December 2003

Healdsburg Tribune - Cooking Schools in the Area

Relish Culinary School is listed on the following websites:
Healdsburg website

Metroactive North Bay Bohemian website
Nat Decants Free Wine Newsletter
Shaw Guides
Solano Magazine
Sonoma County Farm Trails
Spice Cooking
The Vegetarian Connection
The Vine Times
Intermittent weekly listings in Santa Rosa Press Democrat a la carte and Tidbits

Donna del Rey
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