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About Chef Elaine
Elaine Pitenis grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and did her graduate work in Microbiology at Harvard University. She worked in the fields of Microbiology and Cancer Research at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston before marrying and having four beautiful children. The family moved to Greece and lived in Athens for nearly a year before relocating to Daytona Beach, Florida in 1999 and opening her Greek Cooking School. 

While in Greece, Elaine learned cooking techniques from several acclaimed Greek Chefs from Corinth, Kastoria, and the islands of Samos, and Salamina. Elaine began teaching Greek Cooking in 2004 at The Casements in Ormond Beach, Florida and has used the acquired techniques from Greece in addition to her prior knowledge of the culinary arts through her mother Connie Spinos, who was a Home Economics teacher in Cambridge, MA.
Chef Elaine published her first cookbook in 2020.
My Big, Fat, Greek Cooking Classes elicit a fusion of both "old world," traditional cooking techniques as well as Elaine's own flavorful and innovative methods to offer her students a unique, hands-on cooking class that creates delicious, 
heart-healthy Grecian delicacies. 

All classes are from 4 PM - 7:30 PM. The cost for each class is $90 per person/per class (taxes and supply fees included). Recipe booklets are included, and wine is served to those 21 years of age and older. 
Foods prepared in class can be taken home in containers.

The class takes place at The Casements in Ormond Beach, FL unless otherwise specified.

About The Class

Chef Elaine Pitenis
(386) 299-6522

The Casements
25 Riverside Dr
Ormond Beach, FL 32175
(386) 676-3216

Find us on Instagram @mybigfatgreekcookingclass
Chef Elaine was nominated in 2020 for a Women in Business Award!
Chef Elaine is a Culinary Speaker and is available to speak on the Mediterranean Diet, 
Healthy Lifestyle, Greek Cooking, and Longevity at your  organization's events.
 Please call Chef Elaine at (386) 299-6522 for more information.