WELCOME TO DIY KITCHEN DIARIES
Virtual Vegan Cooking Classes with Chef Afi Green
These classes are designed to be just as fun for the cooking enthusiast who wants to be a part of every step , as it is for the first -timer who's happier observing and assisting (or taste testing!) These classes are taught online though Zoom . So grab a your apron and a refreshing beverage and let's get cooking. All classes virtual and in-person are booked based on your schedule and as long as my calendar is open the class can be booked. All in-person classes are held in your home unless you book a venue for the class.
Meet your Chef/Host
Chef Afi Green graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts for Patisserie and Baking in 2012. She worked as a Head Chef at a corporate company in Kansas City , Missouri while she bootstrapped her way to opening her own cake decorating business. Although she loved the thrill of owning Kosmic Cake Art, she was called back to the east coast where she worked as the Kitchen Manager at a shared commercial kitchen space in Kearny, NJ She's now rediscovering her love for education and has launched in late 2019 DIY Kitchen Diaries in Newark NJ, cooking classes that brings traditional techniques to an easygoing atmosphere.
GREATER NEWARK CONSERVANCY
FAMILY FUN IN THE KITCHEN
Come join Chef Afi in the kitchen on Saturday December 18th at the Greater Newark Conservancy at 11am for this fun in-person class. You'll have fun making my delicious Chickpea Noodle Soup made with fresh homemade noodles. This class is suited for adults and kids and is $5 per family thought this community program.
This class is held once a month, so look for more to come!
DECEMBER HOLIDAY VIRTUAL VEGAN BAKING CAMP
Test your vegan baking knowledge with super fun 2 Day Vegan Virtual Baking Camp on Sat Dec 11th and Sun Dec 12th 1pm-3pm via Zoom . For 3 hours on the 1st day your child will learn how to make Vegan French Macarons using Aquafaba (which is the liquid from the chickpeas), on the 2nd day we'll get super creative by painting and decorating your macarons showing off your best skills
This camp for ages 7-15, and any child under 12 will have to have adult supervision. For $45 per family, you will receive a list of ingredients and tools that you'll need to purchase. So let Chef Afi Green guide you from your own kitchen.
LET'S MAKE VEGAN GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Show of your creative decorating skills with the super fun Holiday Vegan Gingerbread House Decorating Class . On Sunday December 19th at 12pm, you'll enjoy this 2 hour in-person fun filled class. You'll receive a homemade vegan gingerbread house, vegan candy and learn how to make vegan royal icing from Aquafaba (aka chickpea brine). This class is designed for to work as a pair or a group of three. Children ages 6 and up are welcome but must be accompany by an adult. Class will be held at I'm So Yoga Newark , 1186 Raymond Blvd Newark NJ. Hot chocolate will be served
Space is limited , and Mask will be required . $60 per table of 2-3 participants.
DIY KITCHEN DIARIES SIGNATURE CAKES
Do you have a special occasion coming up? Well if you do , DIY Kitchen Diaries is now offering pre-made small vegan cakes. 5 different flavors to choose from, Key Lime, Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry lemonade, and White Coconut. These signature cakes are 6" round 4" tall, and are $45 . Please place your order 2 weeks in Advance and cakes will deliver for a $10 delivery fee.
VEGAN BAKE EGGPLANT PARMESAN
In this fun hour class, you'll learn how make this Italian Inspired dish with a twist. We'll also make my delicious Mushroom Risotto to compliment the Eggplant Parmesan.
This class is taught in person and online.
For the in-person class all supplies are provided. The online class you will receive a Recipe Guide that will list all ingredients and tools that will be needed for this class, the class will be taught on Zoom or Google Meeting.
Virtual class $39 per person . In-person class $65 per person.
PLANT-BASED VEGGIE DUMPLINGS
Do you love Asian Inspired foods, Well if you do then you'll love this fun 90 min class on making veggie dumplings using a Bamboo Steamer. As well as learning how to roll a fresh Veggie Spring Roll from rice paper wrappers.
This class is taught in-person and live online. If you are participating in the in-person class all ingredients and supplies will be provided. If you are taking the virtual class you will receive a recipe guide via email listing all the ingredients and tools that are needed for the class. The virtual class will taught on either Zoom or Google Meeting. Virtual Class $39 per person and In-person class $65 per person. You can choose how you prefer to take the class when you purchase the class.
VIRTUAL VEGAN PASTA MAKING CLASS
There's nothing as delicious as fresh pasta, and what could be better than making it yourself!? Learn how to make your own perfect pasta dough, and then transform it into beautiful Ravioli, Fettuccine, just like the Italian Master Chef, Next you will pair your handcrafted pasta with a delicious burnt butter sage sauce. When you sign up for this class you'll receive a DIY kit which includes a pasta cutter, small French rolling pin, and recipe guide.
No experience is required! You'll need to provide perishables food items. Class kit will be mailed out to you a week prior to your class. All virtual classes are taught though Zoom. The class is $65 and limited to 4-8 students to ensure all guest can participate and ask questions.
VIRTUAL VEGAN SUSHI MAKING CLASS
This is a fun hands on class on how to 2 types of sushi rolls . The Philadephia roll includes "lox carrot" ,cucumber and avocado. As well as learning how to make the maki roll in this 2 hour class. $65 per person .
No experience required and you'll receive in the mail a DIY kit that will include the following, one bamboo mat, sushi rice, nori seaweed sheets , chopsticks and recipe guide. All perishable item must be purchase by the student.
All virtual classes are taught though Zoom and are limited to 4-8 to ensure all guest can participate and ask questions.
VEGAN VIRTUAL-LIVE CUPCAKE BOUQUET CLASS
Do you love cupcakes? Well, springtime is here why not create these Instagram worth pics. Join Afi Green on March 18th and 20th for this fun virtual live baking class on how she creates these beautiful edible arrangements. You'll spend 2-3 hours in your kitchen following right a long side Afi while she walks you through step by step.
Classes will be taught live on Zoom and you'll receive a small DIY Kit that includes piping bags, piping tips, natural food coloring and floral tin. You'll need to supply cupcakes and buttercream, but as extra bonus I will through in my vegan vanilla cupcake recipe! You will be mailed the kit a week prior to the class. $40 per person.
No Experience Needed! So Grab Your Apron and Let's Get
3 DAY VEGAN VIRTUAL ONE ON ONE COACHING SERIES
Are you new to Veganism, and not sure where to start. Well let me share my 40 years of experience with you though a 3 day virtual one on one cooking and coaching sessions . We will work side by side in our own kitchens creating mouthwatering vegan dishes, we will dive into pantry and refrigerated necessities. As well as all the tools that are needed. The sessions are 1 hour to 2 hours depending on the the meal that is created. You'll receive a downloadable recipe guide that will explain everything that you will need for each session. These recipes are easy to follow and are sure to please anyone .
All session are taught through Google Meeting and set up for a once a week session. This series is $225 for the 3 weeks.
VIRTUAL FRENCH MACARONS CLASS
Be transported to Paris with this classic French Macaron class! Don your chef aprons. Let Chef Afi show you how create the delicious sweet treats made from almond flour and meringue . with this easy to follow step by step 2 1/2 hour class. $39 per person .
No experience required and you'll need supply the ingredients and supplies.
All virtual classes are taught though Zoom. They are limited to 4-8 students per class, to ensure all guest can participate and ask questions.
LET'S MAKE VEGAN CROISSANTS
Do you love those flaky buttery pastries, well if you do .Then you'll want take this 3 hour virtual course on how to make them into the vegan version .
No experience required and you'll need to supply your ingredients and tools. All of this information will be emailed to you once you have signed up for the class.
Which will be taught though Google Meeting. This class is $35 per person and is limited to 8 students per class to insure that all guest can participate and ask questions.