DeDee

114 have dabbled | 28 reviews
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DeDee

114 have dabbled | 28 reviews
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5.0 | 28 reviews
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DeDee Tong

DeDee's food and cooking interests led her to earning a degree in Restaurant/Hotel Management from Purdue University. She developed her talents in numerous kitchens and then in the hospitality industry; working from line chef to Food and Wine Purchasing Manager. DeDee trained under a Certified Master Chef who helped define her cooking skills.

DeDee desires to carry on the message of healthy living through nature’s abundant harvest. Food is meant to be natural - not processed, from the earth - not from a warehouse. She looks forward to sharing with you her passion for cooking. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an expert cook, she hopes to share time with you together in the kitchen just for the fun of it.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

DeDee's food and cooking interests led her to earning a degree in Restaurant/Hotel Management from Purdue University. She developed her talents in numerous kitchens and then in the hospitality industry; working from line chef to Food and Wine Purchasing Manager. DeDee trained under a Certified Master Chef who helped define her cooking skills.

DeDee desires to carry on the message of healthy living through nature’s abundant harvest. Food is meant to be natural - not processed, from the earth - not from a warehouse. She looks forward to sharing with you her passion for cooking. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an expert cook, she hopes to share time with you together in the kitchen just for the fun of it.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Diane L.
    Reviewed on 05/29/19

    I like easy recipes, not recipes that take up a page or two with single space typing. This class was fun, easy and delicious!

    I like easy recipes, not recipes that take up a page or two with single space typing. This class was fun, easy and delicious!

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    Christi B.
    Reviewed on 05/18/19

    De de was an excellent instructor. She offered so much information and hands on experience. I can’t wait to take another class from her.

    De de was an excellent instructor. She offered so much information and hands on experience. I can’t wait to take another class from her.

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    Heather C.
    Reviewed on 12/08/14

    DeDee was great! She was well organized and educated us on different ingredients to watch for when cooking gluten free. There were other little techniques she shared like having your eggs being brought up to room temperature - I did this yesterday to make Christmas cookies!

    DeDee was great! She was well organized and educated us on different ingredients to watch for when cooking gluten free. There were other little techniques she shared like having your eggs being brought up to room temperature - I did this yesterday to make Christmas cookies!

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    Paula G.
    Reviewed on 06/22/14

    I have started cooking and eating healthier meals and this class was the perfect way to boost my confidence in using more veggies! The chickpea burgers and stuffed peppers were fabulous! It was very beneficial to prepare and taste these dishes first, I'm not sure I would have made them at home on my own. Thanks DeDee for another wonderful experience!

    I have started cooking and eating healthier meals and this class was the perfect way to boost my confidence in using more veggies! The chickpea burgers and stuffed peppers were fabulous! It was very beneficial to prepare and taste these dishes first, I'm not sure I would have made them at home on my own. Thanks DeDee for another wonderful experience!

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    Andrea H.
    Reviewed on 05/22/14

    Thank you DeDee for teaching me about the incredible egg! I learned a lot about the egg, and all the dishes we made were delicious. If you love to eat and cook with eggs, you will enjoy this class.

    Thank you DeDee for teaching me about the incredible egg! I learned a lot about the egg, and all the dishes we made were delicious. If you love to eat and cook with eggs, you will enjoy this class.

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    Lorraine W.
    Reviewed on 05/12/14

    Awesome

    Awesome

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    Therese O.
    Reviewed on 05/12/14

    I took The Humble Egg class with DeDee and it was great! I learned all kinds of interesting things about eggs, and also learned several news recipes as well as tips and tricks for cooking eggs various ways. This is a hands-on class and I would recommend it to anyone! DeDee herself is very engaging and fun. I hope to take another class from her soon!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Therese! It was so nice meeting you and Mary. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the class. See you soon!

    I took The Humble Egg class with DeDee and it was great! I learned all kinds of interesting things about eggs, and also learned several news recipes as well as tips and tricks for cooking eggs various ways. This is a hands-on class and I would recommend it to anyone! DeDee herself is very engaging and fun. I hope to take another class from her soon!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Therese! It was so nice meeting you and Mary. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the class. See you soon!

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    Paula G.
    Reviewed on 02/17/14

    I had a lot of questions about HOW to change up some ingredients so that my family wouldn't notice that I am cooking lighter and more healthy. DeDee answered all of them, and offered tons of tips and information on eating healthier and making better food choices. Changing 30 years of cooking habits will not be easy, but I feel like I got a fabulous head start with this class! Thanks so much for your help and encouragement DeDee!

    I had a lot of questions about HOW to change up some ingredients so that my family wouldn't notice that I am cooking lighter and more healthy. DeDee answered all of them, and offered tons of tips and information on eating healthier and making better food choices. Changing 30 years of cooking habits will not be easy, but I feel like I got a fabulous head start with this class! Thanks so much for your help and encouragement DeDee!

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    Tamra W.
    Reviewed on 02/02/14

    It was a very informative class and we received lots of tips for cooking healthy meals. I also liked the smaller class size. Great class!

    It was a very informative class and we received lots of tips for cooking healthy meals. I also liked the smaller class size. Great class!

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    Paula G.
    Reviewed on 01/30/14

    Once again, an excellent class! As I start my journey of weight loss and better eating habits, these recipes and tips were perfect for the send off! Thanks again DeDee!

    Once again, an excellent class! As I start my journey of weight loss and better eating habits, these recipes and tips were perfect for the send off! Thanks again DeDee!

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    Peggy M.
    Reviewed on 01/27/14

    What a fun class! Learned how to cook some great recipes and she shared some other helpful tips with us. An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Peggy! It was great meeting you and I'm thrilled you enjoyed the class. I hope to see you again soon at another one.

    What a fun class! Learned how to cook some great recipes and she shared some other helpful tips with us. An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Peggy! It was great meeting you and I'm thrilled you enjoyed the class. I hope to see you again soon at another one.

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    Kristy S.
    Reviewed on 12/01/13

    I loved this class. I came to learn how to make gravy for Thanksgiving. I ended up learning so much more! This may sound silly but I was excited to also learn how to roast a chicken (not advertised in the class but necessary for the gravy). I ended up making some roasted chicken and gravy at home and it was yummy!

    This is my second class with DeeDee and wont be my last. She does a great job giving instructions and the best part is the little tips and tricks along the way.

    I loved this class. I came to learn how to make gravy for Thanksgiving. I ended up learning so much more! This may sound silly but I was excited to also learn how to roast a chicken (not advertised in the class but necessary for the gravy). I ended up making some roasted chicken and gravy at home and it was yummy!

    This is my second class with DeeDee and wont be my last. She does a great job giving instructions and the best part is the little tips and tricks along the way.

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    Kristy S.
    Reviewed on 12/01/13

    This was a fun class! We learned how to make a variety of pies and left the class with small samples. I learned a lot and made a homemade pie for Thanksgiving and it was yummy.

    This was a fun class! We learned how to make a variety of pies and left the class with small samples. I learned a lot and made a homemade pie for Thanksgiving and it was yummy.

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    Paula G.
    Reviewed on 11/24/13

    So glad I took this class! My family will be so happy to have flavorful, homemade gravy instead of the gloppy jarred stuff on their Thanksgiving turkey and smashed potatoes! Learned when to use flour vs. cornstarch for thickening and the basics of homemade chicken stock. Tasted both homemade stock and organic stock-in-a-box....no contest! I can control the herbs and salt that goes in it. Thanks again DeDee, you're a wonderful teacher!

    So glad I took this class! My family will be so happy to have flavorful, homemade gravy instead of the gloppy jarred stuff on their Thanksgiving turkey and smashed potatoes! Learned when to use flour vs. cornstarch for thickening and the basics of homemade chicken stock. Tasted both homemade stock and organic stock-in-a-box....no contest! I can control the herbs and salt that goes in it. Thanks again DeDee, you're a wonderful teacher!

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    Andrea H.
    Reviewed on 10/24/13

    The pizza crust was the best homemade crust I have ever had! My favorite pizza was the breakfast pizza. DeDee is very knowledgable and gives great tips along the way. I have already made one of the pizzas at home and it is so easy. DeDee is very warm and friendly, and she provides a relaxing atmosphere while cooking.

    The pizza crust was the best homemade crust I have ever had! My favorite pizza was the breakfast pizza. DeDee is very knowledgable and gives great tips along the way. I have already made one of the pizzas at home and it is so easy. DeDee is very warm and friendly, and she provides a relaxing atmosphere while cooking.

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    Tomasita R.
    Reviewed on 10/09/13

    I attended the class with Christina L and would echo her review. Fun time and my son was thrilled with the results!

    I attended the class with Christina L and would echo her review. Fun time and my son was thrilled with the results!

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    Christina L.
    Reviewed on 10/01/13

    I did not expect the class to be as thorough as it was. We made literally every part of the pie from scratch. DeDee is very knowledgeable in what she does and has so much passion for cooking. She really cared about every one of us learning as much as we could and taking as much as we could take from the class. This by far has been the best cooking class I've been to. Not to mention that the pies were delicious! DeDee is a wonderful instructor who's passionate about teaching cooking.

    I did not expect the class to be as thorough as it was. We made literally every part of the pie from scratch. DeDee is very knowledgeable in what she does and has so much passion for cooking. She really cared about every one of us learning as much as we could and taking as much as we could take from the class. This by far has been the best cooking class I've been to. Not to mention that the pies were delicious! DeDee is a wonderful instructor who's passionate about teaching cooking.

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    Serena A.
    Reviewed on 09/27/13

    This was absolutely amazing! It felt like getting together with a group of friends and cooking. The set up was beautiful and welcoming. The food delicious and now I know how easy it is to make! I am looking forward to all the other classes that she offers.

    This was absolutely amazing! It felt like getting together with a group of friends and cooking. The set up was beautiful and welcoming. The food delicious and now I know how easy it is to make! I am looking forward to all the other classes that she offers.

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    Paula G.
    Reviewed on 09/13/13

    Excellent! Not only did DeDee teach us what veggies can be pickled, but the how and why. Learned about the different types of vinegar to use, and how to properly prep ingredients. Will definitely take future classes with her!

    Excellent! Not only did DeDee teach us what veggies can be pickled, but the how and why. Learned about the different types of vinegar to use, and how to properly prep ingredients. Will definitely take future classes with her!

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    Paula G.
    Reviewed on 08/26/13

    Had a fabulous time at the market! Great experience, learned a lot about other ingredients to use if what the recipe calls for isn't fresh or available. Food we made was delicious, and totally doable at home. Great class for home chefs, will definitely sign nup for other classes from DeDee!

    Had a fabulous time at the market! Great experience, learned a lot about other ingredients to use if what the recipe calls for isn't fresh or available. Food we made was delicious, and totally doable at home. Great class for home chefs, will definitely sign nup for other classes from DeDee!

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    Andrea H.
    Reviewed on 08/21/13

    I always enjoy the classes that I take with DeDee. I really enjoyed learning more about Quinoa and how to use it in many recipes. The blondes she made were delicious and a good gluten free option for dessert!

    I always enjoy the classes that I take with DeDee. I really enjoyed learning more about Quinoa and how to use it in many recipes. The blondes she made were delicious and a good gluten free option for dessert!

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    Dawn M.
    Reviewed on 07/01/13

    This was a very informative class! I learn so much about knives and so much more! I highly recommend this class for those that want to have a better understanding of proper cutting techiniques, cutting board options, and other knife techiniques. DeDee is a great teacher!

    This was a very informative class! I learn so much about knives and so much more! I highly recommend this class for those that want to have a better understanding of proper cutting techiniques, cutting board options, and other knife techiniques. DeDee is a great teacher!

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    Dawn M.
    Reviewed on 06/18/13

    Wonderful class! Come hungry! We did two varations for each meal. Goodness me, I left full. Great ideas on artisan pizzas. I would definitely take this class again!! You should try it!

    Wonderful class! Come hungry! We did two varations for each meal. Goodness me, I left full. Great ideas on artisan pizzas. I would definitely take this class again!! You should try it!

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    Pat A E.
    Reviewed on 06/17/13

    what a great experience! this was our first class with DeDee and we loved the personal and experienced instruction in the intimate atmosphere of her wonderful kitchen! DeDee was wonderfully prepared for us, all ingredients laid out and prepped and her friendly, hands-on style made me willing to try new things! Who knew you could make a mouth-watering pizza from scratch, with pears and blue cheese?!?

    what a great experience! this was our first class with DeDee and we loved the personal and experienced instruction in the intimate atmosphere of her wonderful kitchen! DeDee was wonderfully prepared for us, all ingredients laid out and prepped and her friendly, hands-on style made me willing to try new things! Who knew you could make a mouth-watering pizza from scratch, with pears and blue cheese?!?

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    Lorraine W.
    Reviewed on 05/12/13

    GREAT class as usual. Dedee is a wonderful teacher!

    GREAT class as usual. Dedee is a wonderful teacher!

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    Lorraine W.
    Reviewed on 04/07/13

    I learned so much! The knife techniques will take practice since o have to unlearn my current cutting practices. We not only learned cutting but learned so much about cooking in general. What a great experience!

    I learned so much! The knife techniques will take practice since o have to unlearn my current cutting practices. We not only learned cutting but learned so much about cooking in general. What a great experience!

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    Jessica B.
    Reviewed on 04/01/13

    Great info. I learned more than just knife cuts: cutlery care, cooking instructions, recipe adaptation.

    Great info. I learned more than just knife cuts: cutlery care, cooking instructions, recipe adaptation.

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    Amy V.
    Reviewed on 03/31/13

    This was a wonderful class, particularly for someone who has very limited knowledge of different cutting techniques and use of knives. I learned so much useful information! DeDee was wonderful and a true inspiration to those of us who are less than competent and comfortable in the kitchen.

    This was a wonderful class, particularly for someone who has very limited knowledge of different cutting techniques and use of knives. I learned so much useful information! DeDee was wonderful and a true inspiration to those of us who are less than competent and comfortable in the kitchen.

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