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.

  • Greek Sweets
    San Mateo
    Monday, March 4, 2019, 6:30 PM

    Orange and Almond Heart- Shaped Tea Cakes
    Baklava Mini Muffins
    Galatoboureko—custard- filled phyllo rolls
    Almond Amaretto Phyllo Tartlets
    Melomakarona—traditional honey cookies
    Kourabiedes—powdered sugar butter cookies
  • Greek Classics
    Menlo Park
    Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:30 PM

    Horiotiko—Greek village salad with country bread
    Fasolatha—white bean soup, the “national food of the Greeks”
    Braised Lamb Stew with Dandelion Greens
    Moussaka—baked eggplant topped with bechamel sauce
    Honey Sesame Bars

  • Lunch 101: Journey to Greece
    Menlo Park
    Friday, April 26, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1 PM

    Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Skordalia Garlic Sauce
    Seafood-Stuffed Calamari with Fresh Tomato Sauce
    Savory Spring Herbs and Greens Hand Pies
    Greek Coffee Affogato