"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients."
"Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious."
"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."
HARRIET VAN HORNE
Love + Craft Kitchen is a boutique culinary consulting business founded by Susan Denzer to assist individuals and businesses in reaching their culinary goals.
Through a range of recipe and menu development services and cooking instruction, we create delicious, flavorful cuisine and empower clients in the kitchen. In the ever-changing world of dietary advice, we take a general less processed approach, following commonly held principles of three highly researched eating approaches – the Mediterranean diet, DASH and Food as Medicine. Selecting quality ingredients is key to making flavorful food that just so happens to also be healthy!
Businesses and Organizations use our expertise for a variety of purposes such as development of recipes that reflect and promote a product, brand or fill a need, or creation of flavor profiles and recipe prototypes as the first step toward commercial production. We also assist with company team-building by creating fun participation events, and Lunch & Learn cooking demonstrations for wellness programs offering tips, ideas, and inspiration around a specific cooking topic.
Individuals, Couples and Families enjoy our assistance in becoming confident and savvy in the kitchen – whether they are beginning their cooking journey, interested in increasing their skills, exploring a new cuisine, or making dietary changes as part of an overall wellness plan. We also create fun “cook together” events that provide an opportunity for families or social groups to stay in touch or celebrate a special occasion.
“Cooking and enjoying a meal should be delicious and uncomplicated while supporting our health and well-being. One should not have to choose one or the other.”
Inspiration, imagination and experimentation are key to the recipe and menu development process. Chef Susan creates recipes or menu concepts to fit each client’s brand, audience, and preparation requirements.
Having a fail-safe, well-written recipe is the key to success for any food producer, restaurant, publication or home cook. We provide the necessary attention to detail to ensure that each recipe is consistent with taste, process, cooking time, quality and yield.
Designed for individuals, couples, families, businesses and organizations interested in increasing cooking skills, exploring new cuisines, hosting a party, promoting a business or product, or educating patients or clients. We can provide a fun and interesting cooking event for everyone to enjoy.
From creating educational workshops to a custom guide for developing a shared-use commercial kitchen, Love + Craft Kitchen has assisted many with their program development goals. We have the expertise to create one-time sessions, guidebooks or ongoing programs for your organization to administer.
"When I tell my business story, Love + Craft Kitchen is all over it. These consultants not only helped me develop my salad dressing recipe, but Susan and Jill also ‘held my hand’ as they took me from food novice to food producer. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done for me."
"We can’t say enough about how fun it was to work with Chef Susan at Love + Craft Kitchen to create custom recipes for our Bed and Breakfast. Our guests simply rave about the flavor and appearance of her creations. Thank you for being a part of making our business a success! "
CORBAN MANOR INN, ST. PAUL, MN
"I really enjoyed the plant-based proteins class you did for our group in May and I look forward to taking the upcoming appetizer class. I’ve also tried some of the recipes on your website – they are very tasty and I like that they are also healthy. Many are repeat dishes."
SANDRA, PORTLAND, OR
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