From our travels afar, we bring Crete to JMU! Join us as we taste the flavors of one of the oldest, healthiest civilizations in the world. Cretan Cuisine will be packed with the intoxicating blends of olive oil, fresh herbs & spices, locally sourced produce, and warm aromatic homemade breads that will bring the flavors of the island to JMU. Join us in the kitchen - bring your own cutting board, favorite paring knife, and a great attitude as we will chop, season, taste and share. Enjoy Greek music and photos of our travels abroad and learn how to celebrate life through simple pleasures.
CLAUDIA VEYSEL teaches Eat Like a Greek cooking classes at the University of Virginia, James Madison University, the local Children’s Museums and within her vibrant community. She teaches people ages 5 – 80+ in simple, comprehensive and easy to follow steps for developing a healthy palate using natural, local and sustainable products. She leads culinary and cultural tours to Cyprus, Turkey and Greece, where she loves sharing the warm culture and foods of these ancient lands. Claudia raised her two older children in Cyprus, where she learned the art of eating simply, and living authentically. After returning to her home state of Virginia in 2014, she made it her mission to introduce slow and simple recipes that are affordable and accessible to all. In 2020, Claudia founded
Athena’s Bump, a pregnancy nutrition website, to help inform, educate and feed expecting families. She loves supporting women and children and getting the next generation on the healthiest start possible. In 2021, Claudia partnered with Virginia Public Media to fulfill her dream of creating a foodie podcast for kids. As the Executive Producer of Y Foodz, she is thrilled to entertain and educate families all over the world about the cool, wacky stories of the origins of foods. If we can also get families to cook, eat and connect together, then her mission will be
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