Winter 2022 Happenings

Hello Vanillamore Family! Happy 2022 (how is it already February?)!

What a wild ride the last few years have been; many changes both personally and professionally.  Finding a new rhythm has been exciting, and I am proud to share everything that I’ve been up to!

Curated Dinner Parties & Private Cooking Classes
Over the past several months, I have been working with clients to develop customized dinner parties in their own homes! I am honored to have been a part of many celebrations already, and look forward to working with you for your next special occasion.
Check out more details here!

The Vanillamore Cookbook
Sweet. Savory. Social. was featured in’s 2021 Cookbook Gift Guide! Also a perfect Valentine’s Day gift, order a copy for someone you love.
Purchase your copy here!

Culinary Classes at Foodies Cooking School
(inside Sweet Expressions) in Denville, NJ

After 4 years, I have returned to Foodies Cooking School to teach recreational cooking classes. See a list of my upcoming classes below (scroll to the bottom for an exciting Vanillamore-themed class!).

Menu Development & Consulting
It is always an inspiring experience to step into someone else’s kitchen, especially one run by another strong female.  Bringing my knowledge of menu development, I had the opportunity to work closely with Chef Leia from South & Pine in Morristown to consult on her Winter Dessert Menu. I look forward to continuing this type of work with Chef Leia and others in the future!

Here’s to more personal and professional growth in the year to come!
Chef Risa


Upcoming Classes

The Art of the Chocolate Truffle
Tuesday 2/8 4pm-6pm
White Chocolate & Strawberry Truffles
Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut Truffles
Dark Chocolate & Espresso Truffles

Cuban Nights!
Thursday 2/17 4pm-6pm
Adobo Pulled Pork
Jicama Slaw
Yellow Rice
Hot Chocolate Pudding

Spanish Tapas
Tuesday 2/22 4pm-6pm
Chicken & Chorizo Paella
Garlicky Shrimp
Papas Bravas
Churros & Chocolate
Sangria (BYOW)

Donut Worry, Be Happy!
Wednesday 3/9 4pm-6pm
Yeasted Vanilla Bean Doughnuts
Apple Cider Cake Doughnuts

St. Patty’s Eve
Wednesday 3/16 4pm-6pm
Corned Beef Egg Rolls
Mini Irish Soda Bread
Individual Grasshopper Pies
Irish Coffee (BYOB)

The Best of Vanillamore Desserts!
Tuesday 3/29 4pm-6pm
Pecan Bread Pudding
Gooey Butter Cakes
Dark Chocolate Salami

Sign up here.

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