Cooking Lessons

barised beef

From braising to baking, smoking to sautéing, The Refuge Chef has got you covered. With over 15 years experience as an executive chef in some of the best kitchens in the United States, John Christian Bernatz has cooked just about everything. He has a passion for food and a knack for teaching, breaking down even the most complicated cooking procedures into small workable pieces. You’ll walk away from his class not only knowing how to make the perfect dish, but having a feeling of mastery over the skill and the desire to strike out on your own creative rift.

The Refuge Chef specializes in teaching students the means and methodologies of paleo, primal, and whole30 diet cooking. How to make gluten-free, sugar-free taste great. Chef John understands specialized diets and health needs, and will work with you to learn how to eats the foods you love, while eliminating the ingredients that your body doesn’t need.