The Staunton Choral Gardens Bed and Breakfast

in Downtown Staunton, VA  . . . (540) 885-6556

presents a Special Raw Vegan Cooking Class


"Beauty Inside and Out"


Benefits derived from eating more vegan foods:

*  Greater energy

*  Loss of excess weight

*  Clearer skin

*  Improved digestion


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The class is conducted by Aimee DuFresne, Certified Raw Vegan Chef & Wellness Coach,

with a special presentation by Jeanette S. Key, Fashion Jewelry Consultant (optional).

Aimee DuFresne created The Wellness Woman in 2008 to help people enjoy greater health and happiness.  After both her parents were diagnosed with cancer, Aimee discovered information for a healthier lifestyle and started incorporating what she learned into her own life.  As a result of these changes, she lost weight, gained energy, and now enjoys a fuller life.

Aimee is a Certified Raw Vegan Chef, Instructor, and Wellness Coach.  She is a graduate of Living Light Culinary Institute and Matthew Kenney OKC Academy.  She holds a BA in Psychology and earned her certification in wellness coaching while living in England.

Her career spans the US and UK and she currently resides in Richmond, Virginia, where she offers public and private classes, consultations, catering, and products.

Contact Aimee at:  OR (804) 213-3606

Aimee's website:


Book your group for any available 2-night period of time (or longer) by calling (540) 885-6556

OR e-mailing:



~ Get a group together . . . then call and book any 2 nights (or longer) for you and your friends ~


Accommodations Only $65 per person + tax (per night) with a 2-night minimum stay (based on double occupancy)


The Cost of the Class $119 + tax (per person)


The class includes:


*  professional instruction in the preparation of 8 vegan dishes (see below for the list of dishes you'll be preparing)


*  instruction on knife skills


*  instruction on how to effectively use equipment (including a VitaMix, a food processor, and a dehydrator)


*  instruction on how to attractively plate food


*  a copy of the recipes you learned to prepare (in binder form)


*  enjoyment of the food which you just prepared




Ideal for Girlfriend Getaways, Family Groups, Bachelorette Getaway Parties!



"Beauty Inside and Out"


Friday Night:


3:00 - 6:00 (or by appointment) ~~ Check-in at the B&B.


6:00 ~~ Welcoming "mocktails" with Aimee's hand-made truffles.


7:00 ~~ Free time to explore Downtown Staunton and have dinner at one of the many fine restaurants (all within walking distance of the B&B).



7:00 ~~ Optional trip with Aimee to the farmers' market (2 blocks from the B&B).


9:15 ~~ Preparation of your breakfast smoothie using fresh fruits and vegetables, and Aimee will prepare breakfast for you on Saturday (buckwheat granola with nut milk and fresh fruit).


10:30 ~~ A class with hands-on creation of seven more gluten-free raw vegan dishes followed by eating what you just prepared (recipes below).


1:30 - 4:00 ~~ Free time to explore Downtown Staunton's shops, art galleries, free trolley rides . . . and more!


4:00 - 5:00 ~~ Jewelry Fashion Show & Demonstration by Jeanette S. Key ... (Optional:  Let us know if you want to attend this fashion show when you book your reservation.)


Rest of Evening ~~ Free time to enjoy dining in one of Downtown Staunton's fine restaurants and/or attend the Shakespeare theater.  (We can get you special hospitality pricing for your theater tickets.)  Their website is:



9:00 ~~ Multi-course breakfast prepared and served by the Innkeepers.


11:00 ~~ Check-out time.



Green Smoothie

Veggie Wrap

Zucchini Hummus

Zucchini Pasta



Ice Cream

Sugar Cookies






The pricing of the accommodations for this cooking class is based on groups of 8 - 10.


~ For larger or smaller groups, please call for the rate ~



You'll stay in two very spacious suites with several bedrooms, two sitting rooms, a dining room, two kitchens, and front and back porches.

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 The Staunton Choral Gardens Bed and Breakfast


216 West Frederick Street



Staunton, VA  24401


(540) 885-6556



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