About Mrs. Dornberg's
Culinary Experience

At Mrs. Dornberg’s we help health-minded individuals prevent, manage and even reverse lifestyle diseases and their symptoms so they can have more energy and a better quality of life without feeling deprived or spending hours in the kitchen.   We believe that if you eat well, you will be well.  

We are your guide in navigating the confusing field of health and wellness.  We provide you with simple, practical information and actionable steps to make better food choices and achieve better overall health.  We don’t just help you know WHAT to eat; we show you WHY it is important and HOW TO shop and cook to fit your individual needs and lifestyle.  We are here every step of the way to keep you motivated and focused throughout your health journey.

We believe that food is the most powerful medicine we have and that our food choices directly impact our health and well-being.  When we eat real, whole foods in their most natural state, with minimum processing and additives, we are providing our bodies with the fuel nature intended.  Our kitchen is our pharmacy and the process of from-scratch cooking is the best way to achieve and maintain optimal health.  

We believe that our health is directly impacted by the health of our environment and planet and that it is our duty to minimize our ecological footprint and make a positive impact on the world around us.  We focus and provide guidance on reducing packaging and food waste, supporting local food suppliers and embracing eco-friendly cooking, storage and disposal methods.

We are here to teach you the basics of healthy eating and nutrition; to help you navigate the grocery store; to provide guidance in stocking a healthy pantry, refrigerator & freezer and to instruct you in basic cooking techniques that will empower you to prepare food at home simply, efficiently and cost effectively.  

From our Lunch & Learn Nutrition talks to our multi-session hands-on cooking classes, we offer a variety of in-person options to fit your needs, schedule and budget.  In addition, we offer an exclusive on-line membership opportunity that includes curated recipes, videos, exclusive content and short courses that can be accessed to meet your needs and schedule.  For those wanting to jump-start their health journey or address specific dietary and nutritional goals, we offer one-on-one coaching options. At Mrs. Dornberg’s we focus on technique and skill so our classes are suitable for all eating types and diets and we work with our clients to support their individual needs. 

We are here to teach you the basics of healthy eating and nutrition; to help you navigate the grocery store; to provide guidance in stocking a healthy pantry, refrigerator & freezer and to instruct you in basic cooking techniques that will empower you to prepare food at home simply, efficiently and cost effectively.  

From our Lunch & Learn Nutrition talks to our multi-session hands-on cooking classes, we offer a variety of in-person options to fit your needs, schedule and budget.  In addition, we offer an exclusive on-line membership opportunity that includes curated recipes, videos, exclusive content and short courses that can be accessed to meet your needs and schedule.  For those wanting to jump-start their health journey or address specific dietary and nutritional goals, we offer one-on-one coaching options. At Mrs. Dornberg’s we focus on technique and skill so our classes are suitable for all eating types and diets and we work with our clients to support their individual needs. 

Meet Mrs. Dornberg:
Cheryl Dornberg is the founder, CEO & operator of Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience (founded 1996) in Highland, Indiana. She entered the food industry from a science, rather than a culinary, path having graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. 

Her engineering training helps her understand the science of food – from the reactions during cooking to the interactions within the body and its effects on overall health and well-being. She believes that food and cooking can be our most powerful tool in keeping our body and mind working at an optimal level.

After 15 years of corporate and personal catering and 17 years of providing clients with great tasting, healthy meals and other prepared foods on a weekly basis, she launched a Culinary Education Program in October 2011

Through this program she offers a variety of seminars and classes that focus on concepts, techniques and tips to prepare and serve healthy, nutritious foods in your own kitchen.   It is her belief that “cooking automatically makes you healthier” and every meal you prepare and consume at home is a step toward better heath.  In January 2015, she expanded her teaching and now offers over 20 classes per month including her signature Cooking Fundamental classes.

In 2018, Cheryl completed 200+ hours of training and received her Culinary Nutrition Expert Certification (CNE) from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition (ACN).  She now regularly helps those struggling with health and dietary issues overcome the obstacles that keep them from cooking and eating healthy. 

Cheryl loves sharing her knowledge, experience and passion with her students and clients to help them feel better, achieve optimal health and make their lives a least a little less stressful.

She lives in Munster with her husband, Dave, and their two rescue cats, Zinny & Merlin. 

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