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.

  • Flavors of the Aegean
    Menlo Park
    Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:30 pm

    Island Cheese Tasting of Manouri, Kasseri and Graviera
    Grilled Grape Leaf-Wrapped Feta with Figs and Honey Drizzle
    Baked Sea Bass with Fresh Herbs and Ouzo
    Yellow Split Pea Patties with Roasted Tomato Caper Sauce
    Galopita—phyllo custard pie
  • Entertaining Mediterranean Style
    San Mateo
    Monday, November 18, 2019, 6:30 pm

    Plum and Thyme Prosecco Cocktail
    New Potato Spoons with Kopanisti and Crispy Shallots
    Bulgur-Stuffed Dolmas
    Grilled Lamb Choplets with Chimichurri
    Pomegranate and Wine-Poached Pears with Zabaglione