• Planet Organic Cooking Demo Laura Moore
  • Planet Organic Cooking Demo Laura Moore
  • Planet Organic Cooking Demo Laura Moore

Whole Foods Workshops

Whole Foods Philosophy Workshop

Ready to make the shift towards a healthier lifestyle and diet? Delve into the nature of, AND curb cravings? Curious about seasonal, local whole foods? Tired of trends, counting calories, and contemporary ‘experts’ telling you what to eat? If you said ‘yes’ to any of these questions, perhaps you are ready to learn how to enhance your health by working with traditional Ayurvedic and Macrobiotic principles. Embrace this opportunity to learn life skills that take the ‘die’ out of diet, with a move away from counting calories, toward embracing ‘whole foods to live for’.

Seasonally appropriate whole foods lunch and seasonal beverage served at each event.
This two hour workshop is presented occasionally throughout the year.

Next workshop dates
Sunday April 29th, 2018, 11 AM – 1 PM

FEE $35 + GST paid in advance via cheque or interbank transfer
Doors open 15 minutes before each start time.
Location: Vic West, B.C., near Westside Village, address provided upon registration.
Group size is limited to 8: to RSVP, contact Chef Laura @ 250.514.1544

Early Bird Registration Motivator

$30 per person (plus GST) if registered and paid by noon 5 business days prior to event


Relax and enjoy a Lunch & Learn presentation during your next corporate luncheon.

Materia Medica: A History of Grains *As presented to students at Pac Rim College, 2016
With contemporary interest in whole foods and ancient grains, and the gluten-free trend, Chef Laura presents a workshop that covers the history of grains as a food staple, pre-agricultural revolution to modern day farming, processing and distribution of grain.

‘As long as primitive humans were living in parts of the world where fresh food was available for hunting and gathering there was little need for agriculture. Various factors such as climate change and migration of tribes posed a challenge to primitive human’s food availability. Grains were likely the first cultivated crops. They were less nutrient dense than fruits and vegetables, but could be grown with ease and stored for later consumption when no fresh food was available’. *excerpt from class. Learn more through grain sample sharing and interactive discussion in class, along with herbal tea and cooked grain tasting.
Length: 1 hour in total; 45 for presentation, plus 15 minutes Q&A and discussion. Cost: $199 plus GST up to 8 guests, $25 per additional guest

Chef Laura Moore at front of classroom, Pac Rim College, 2016


Local Food Matters
This presentation explores the issue of local food production and local politics and action groups, historic and present day human food cultivation techniques, current events and resources. Chef Laura will also provide wild harvested licorice fern tea to your group, and a platter of seasonal whole foods snacks. Length: 1 hour in total; 45 mins for presentation, food and discussion. Cost: $199 plus GST up to 8 guests, $25 per additional guest

Preserving Natures Bounty
This presentation features an overview of various, natural preservation methods, including techniques and pointers for canning, pickling, jams & jellies, freezing, drying, making fruit leather and dried fruit. Chef Laura’s most recent home preserves will be sampled in class, along with Wildfire bread & local cheese platter. Length: 1 hour in total; 35 minutes for presentation, and 25 minutes for food and discussion. Cost: $199 up to 8 guests, $20 per additional guest

Chef Laura teaches 'Preserving Natures Bounty'

Book A Presentation
To book the presentation of your choice, contact us.

“I totally enjoyed your class at Planet Organic tonight, Chef Laura: already signed up for March Muffin Madness class. I am just starting up with healthy foods, trying to change eating habits, and pulling my family along with me. When I tried your recipes at home, they were so good my husband ate them!” 

Heather, breast cancer survivor, Planet Organic Class, 2013

We really enjoyed the Planet Organic lesson last week. As a 'newby' cook I not only learned a great deal about the preparation of Warming Kichadi and Raita but also technique. I have been a hacker with vegetables but having watched you I’m confident that I can now practice a wider range of knife strokes. We are shopping for the ingredients for both and hope to experiment soon. See you on Dec. 12th for Whole Foods Christmas Baking class.” 

Bernie C., student, November 2012

Your Winter Salads class was fantastic, Chef Laura! I enjoyed it so much, I made the Mood Maker recipe for my son and his family for dinner, and every one loved it! Your little boy looks wonderful: you have really inspired me to try some new things – thank you!” 

Karen C., February 2006

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Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, we offer the city’s first whole foods, personal chef and catering services.

Good For You Gourmet is owned and operated by personal chef Laura Moore, and staffed by a team of food service professionals.

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Good For You Gourmet
Chef Laura Moore
#206 125 Wilson Street
Victoria, B.C., V9A 6X1
Phone: 250-514-1544

Email: cheflaura@gfyg.ca