Testimonials

Ayo S.
Ayana Pilgrim-Brown
Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Culinary Literacy Specialist
She has a gift of making harmonious blends of whatever she touches…Food, health products, and more. She puts a lot of soul and love in her food.

Ayo S.

( Customer, Philadelphia, PA )
Once Elizabette’ stepped foot in my kitchen things changed…  She took her time talking with me to get a sense of not only my skill level but also my mindset around food and around cooking.  Her approach is totally unique and holistic.  She gained an understanding of where I was at and met me there.  From there she cleared the space and established a strategic plan customized to meet my specific health needs.  At the time I had been diagnosed with Diabetes.  I knew enough not to accept the diagnosis so I was choosing to embark on a 40 day Dainel’s Diet or vegan diet.  Elizabette’ tailored a shopping list for me which included foods used to heal the condition I was facing.  She took me on a shopping adventure for the most affordable and organic ingredients.  Then the magic happened!  We cooked together and made delicious healing foods.  As someone who considers herself an amateur in the kitchen, I was able to master the recipies she taught me that day and they are now apart of my regular diet.  In fact, not only are the dishes a part of my diet but the super food ingredients she recommended are now integrated into many other dishes that I prepare for myself and my family.  I’m happy to say that the diagnosis was reversed and I am free from Diabetes today!!!  Cooking Alchemy was my pharmacy and Elizabette’ was my Pharmacist! I recommend her services to any and all who are looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Ayana Pilgrim-Brown

( Life Coach at Purpose Rising Inc. )
We have had the pleasure of working with Elizabette (of Cooking Alchemy) on a number of classes. She was a professional, personable, knowledgeable teacher who brought a warm attitude and love of food and cooking to the classroom. We’ve seen many teachers in the Culinary Literacy Center and what I have learned is that high end culinary training and celebrity chef status do not necessarily translate into being a good teacher. What makes a good teacher is the ability to connect with your students, to communicate in a way that encourages interest, and to set a collegial atmosphere where people feel comfortable and confident to try new things. Elizabette is such a teacher.

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Culinary Literacy Specialist

( The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Center for Culinary Literacy )