"Celebrate Life ~ Bring your Friends and Family to the Table"
As Cynthia Goch invites you to cook with her through her book, in her newly revised edition of “MaMa Mia Cucina ~ A Flavor of Good Food and Good Family”, her cooking classes and demonstrations, blogs, newsletters and events, she also weaves warmth, togetherness, and celebration into the family table. She shares old world Italian favorites, techniques, and her personal story, while moving into varied areas of food interests.
Inspired by a lineage of cooking teachers, old world recipes, and family favorites, teaching those who eagerly want to learn the joys of cooking is a passion and a way of life for Cynthia. As a small child, she learned to cook in the kitchens of her mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and her aunts. Cynthia believes that food is more than nourishment. Food is a connection to family, friends, celebration, and life! Our healthy connections to others in our personal and professional lives are as important to our overall well being as the air we breathe, what we eat for breakfast, and our daily exercise routines. She teaches that food does not need to be intimidating, but it does need to have ‘soul’, and is a matter of the ‘heart’.
Cynthia is available for private and public cooking classes, parties, and speaking engagements. Her teaching experience includes demonstrations at Celebrity Kitchens, Wilmington, Delaware, The Dilworthtown Inn, West Chester, Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast, West Chester, The Culinary Series programs at DARC (Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium), Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and The Downingtown Area School District’s ‘Passport to Wellness’ program, Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, and LaCucina at the Market ~ The Reading Terminal, Philadelphia. She served on a panel of celebrity judges in “The Healthy Food Fight” sponsored by Bobby Flay and The Food Network.
Cynthia believes that good food nourishes both body and soul. Learning to prepare simple meals and breaking bread with family and friends invites a sanctuary from today’s busy world. Connections, understanding, and memories…begin at the table. “We Live, We Laugh, We Love, We Connect, We Celebrate…!”
She teaches all levels with both the beginner and expert in mind. Those new to the kitchen will increase confidence under her straightforward direction and support. The advanced will benefit from something new or a twist on an old favorite.
As much of her life was spent in the kitchen, she passionately embarks on her second career, intending to reach the masses! It is Cynthia’s hope that her cooking classes, demonstrations, forum, blogs, and books will bring something new to the kitchen, the family, matters of health, how we connect with others, and aspiration to those that choose to follow their dreams.
Cynthia and her family live in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She serves on The Ambassador Council for the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce, is a member of Chester County’s WI