It’s time to sign up for Kosher Cooking Camp!

Cooking Camp Session 2 20192020 Cooking Camp is Open for Registration

Kosher Cooking Camp covers two gap weeks:
Session One, June 15-19, 2020 (The week after Berman Hebrew Academy and CESJDS end school)
Session Two, Aug 10-14, 2020 (2 weeks before most schools start)
You may sign up for one or both weeks.
Early Bird: Register before March 1, 2020 to pay last year’s rate of $350. After that, the 2020 price is $395.
Register now because both sessions ALWAYS sell out!
Email for questions.
Allergy note: We WILL be using peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. All recipes are plant-based.
For more information, click here.
Here’s the registration link:

Past Events

  • August, 2019: Food Art at Uru Adventure Camp.
  • 2019 Cooking Camps!
    Looking forward to another great two weeks of my camp this year. Both weeks are Mon-Fri, 9am to 3pm.
    June 17-21, 2019
    August 12-16, 2019
    For more information, click here. If you missed last summer’s Washington Jewish Week article about my cooking camp, you can find it here.
    To register, email
  • 2018-19: Friendship Circle of Maryland, 4 session series
    2018-19: Chabad of Olney Hebrew School, 3 session series
  • Sunday, August 12, 2018: Fabulous Fruit and Vibrant Veggies Workshop for Young Israel Women in Arts and Movement (YIWAM). $5 per person.
    Location: Young Israel, Ezras Israel of Potomac, MD. Social Hall.
    Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Summer 2018 Fruit Funshops and Cooking Intensives at several local camps; private lessons available.
  • Kosher Cooking Camps, Summer 2018
    Session 1, June 18-22
    Session 2, August 13-17  See bottom of this page for parent praise of my camps.
    For more information, and to apply, please click here: 2018 Cooking camp flyer
  • 9th Annual “TO LIFE” Health & Wellness Expo on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 10 am to 2 pm.
    Fruit Funshop: Nutritious & Delicious Smoothies and Snacks, 12:00-12:45 pm.
    Where: Leisure World, Clubhouse I, Lobby Level.
  • February 2018: Food art with Friendship Circle of Maryland Torah Circle and Teen Scene groups. Location: Bender JCC of Greater Washington.
  • Jan 2018: Food art with Friendship Circle of Maryland Young Adults Division (YAD). Location: Fitness First in Rockville, MD.
  • October 22, 2017: Snacks with your Sweeties! PJ Library/Jewish Food Experience Hands on Parent and Child Cooking. Bender JCC in Rockville, MD, 3-4:30. SOLD OUT.
  • COOKING CAMP. Week 1, Ages 5-8 [SOLD OUT].
    Week 2 – August 21: Ages 8-13, 9am-3pm. [SOLD OUT].

    For more information, click here. (For more information for next year email
  • May 11, 2017; Snacks for your Sweeties! At Bender JCC in Rockville, MD. Sponsored by PJ Library and Jewish Food ExperienceRead the blog!
  • Summer Camp Fruit Funshops at Camp Gan Israel of Silver Spring and Gan Izzy Bethesda, among others
  • February 5, 2017: Tu b’Shevat Fruit Funshop for Friendship Circle of Maryland
  • January 22, 2017: Fruit Funshop for Berman Hebrew Academy Sunday Fun Day
  • January 22, 2017: I’ll be one of the local cookbook authors/bloggers/Jewish foodies manning a sampling table (using my recipe) at the Pre-Super Bowl Sampling Extravaganza at Moti’s Market (in partnership with Jewish Food Experience).
  • January 7, 2017 (6:30-7:45pm at Chabad of Potomac): Friendship Circle Miami 2017 Fundraiser
  • November 20, 2016: Fruit Funshop for Friendship Circle of Maryland
  • November 16: Holiday Boutique at Beverly Farms in Potomac, MD

Create your own fun event!

Are you looking to bring a valuable and fun experience to your child’s school; your neighborhood, your mom’s group, your house of worship, etc.? Or maybe a special event, party or gathering (girls night, bridal shower, baby shower, birthday, family fun)?

Example Workshops

  • Fruit and veggie art birthday parties and workshops
  • 10 tips, tricks and tools to make fruits and veggies fun for kids and easy for grown-ups!
  • Healthy Cooking demo night
  • How to get dinner on the table in 15 minutes or less
  • Comprehensive Healthy Shabbaton
  • “Help! My kid is a vegetarian!”
  • Fun/healthy kitchen tools demonstration
  • Healthy Shabbat substitutions
  • Chinese Shabbat in an hour
  • 3 Steps to a Healthy Family and a Healthy You
  • 3 Secrets to Sanity in the Kitchen
  • Fruit Funshops for preschool through seniors
  • Green Smoothie workshops
  • Simple cooking for college students and new graduates (Everyday dinners, Healthy Snacks and Shabbat/Holidays)

All programs can be tailored for a Girls Night Out, couples, children or whole family audience. Please also be in touch to discuss custom programs for your audience and its needs. Finally, programs can include 1 or giving each participant a set of my books.

Email me at to start a conversation about your goals and what would be best for your organization. I will then send you more details and my specific recommendations.
I look forward to hearing from you!


We absolutely love Natasha’s fruit and veggie art funshop. Natasha is a gifted individual who is able to make the kids really excited about eating healthy food. The children love experimenting and playing with the fruit and veggies and most of all they can’t wait to eat it. Natasha is extremely engaging and dynamic and has all the kids glued to her and carefully listening to what she’s saying. The instructions are very clear and simple and fun for the kids to do. The workshops are very hands-on and multi-sensory. She chooses age-appropriate activities that are both cool and delicious! Our campers are always asking when it’s fruit and veggie art time. This funshop is truly every parents’ dream!
-Co-Director of Camp Gan Israel of Bethesda, Nechama Geisinsky

15-minute meals

I had a great time at Natasha’s workshop! It was a fun “Girls’ Night Out” and I learned about (and got to sample) yummy and healthy recipes and ideas for feeding the family and entertaining. I love Natasha’s healthy revolution she’s starting! That we as a community should eat better and take care of each other better by serving healthful foods at our homes and communal events!
–Veggie Lovin’ Mama in Silver Spring (Stephanie Frumkin)

Just this morning I packed a Cucumber Kabob for my daughter’s lunch, an idea straight out of Natasha’s workshop last week! I enjoyed the beautiful presentation, nutritious recipes, and the opportunity to “handle” (smell and taste) some new ingredients before shopping for them. It was a great night and perfectly in line with my goals for my family’s eating. Thanks!
-Caryn Moshinsky, Silver Spring

Camp Praise from Parents

“I am amazed by how enthusiastic and adventurous my “extremely picky eater” has been this week.  Things she would not touch with a ten-foot pole in my house she came home raving about. [PS, her older siblings are not at all picky, so I have always been quite stymied by her – but apparently you have the magic touch].  :-)”

“My son is learning a ton and really enjoying your camp!”

“My child loved the cooking camp! Thank you for creating such an amazing experience for all of them.”

“Wow, you made so many amazing, delicious and creative dishes, plus art work.”

“My son had a BLAST!”

“The girls are *loving* cooking camp. I can’t believe how much you do with them! Daughter #3 has been inspired to do more cooking/food prep on her own. And one evening Daughter #1 made “Miss Natasha Cookies” with Daughter #3 – 100% on their own, no one else even allowed in the kitchen!”

“Natasha is awesome, creative, a great chef and so funny, not to mention fun!”

“Thank you for these newsletters! I love reading them! It is like I am going to camp vicariously thru the children!”

“My son has had a great week!! Again!! Thank U!”


“It’s really fun. I think was really cool to see the kids let out all their creativity. Mrs. Nadel really lets the kids be creative and give their input into the activities.”


HFHY Front Cover with dash Cookbook Front Cover