Lesley Canfield

Lesley Canfield’s joy of cooking began in her Greek grandmother’s kitchen preparing traditional dishes and assisting her mother, who had encouraged her to participate in the kitchen from a young age. Lesley spent summers in Greece, deepening her interest in the culture and culinary history. She owned a catering company in Seattle, specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, and managed events for a national restaurant group. Her passion for sharing the cooking experience led to teaching Greek cooking classes for PCC Cooks and the Intentional Table on Bainbridge Island where she continually received high praise for her interactive classes. Lesley recently received certification from the San Francisco Cheese School and weaves her knowledge of cheese into her cooking classes.

  • Celebrating Citrus
    Menlo Park
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:30 pm

    How to Make Preserved Lemons—a useful pantry staple for adding intense flavor
    Cast Iron Fingerling Potatoes with Preserved Lemon and Rosemary Winter Greens
    Citrus Salad with Grilled Halloumi
    Poached Salmon with Grapefruit Hollandaise
    Caramelized Oranges with Rum and Cinnamon
  • The Greek Table
    San Mateo
    Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:30 pm

    Phyllo-Wrapped Feta with Poppy Seeds and Honey
    Skordalia Dip with Roasted Beets
    Lamb Tagine with Apricot and Saffron
    Mosaiko–Chocolate Butter Cookie Dessert with Orange Cream

  • Lunch 101: Go Greek!
    Menlo Park
    Friday, April 17, 2020, 11:30 am-1 pm

    Charred Artichokes with Orange Aioli
    Chicken and Grilled Vegetable Farro Salad with Garlic Toasts
    Turkish Cardamom Coffee Affogato with Cocoa Nibs