Helping make family meals possible everyday.

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About The Home Cook

The Home Cook is a culinary instruction and catering company started by Barbara Padolina.

Barbara can instruct classes on a range of topics including specific recipes and culinary styles as well as general cooking and baking methods. In addition, Barbara's teaching experiences includes all age groups and has involved projects such as creating complete courses for schools and delivering on-going lessons over several months.

The Home Cook's online catering information is coming soon! In the meantime feel free to contact Barbara if you're looking for catering.

Upcoming Classes

  • Learn how to make applesauce and other dishes to use it in.

  • Recipes using the humble but very tasty and inexpensive cut of pork.

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What people say


(mother of 6)

After attending and participating in virtual  culinary sessions with Barbara, I felt more confident in creating more delicious meals for my family and friends.


(Northmount Parent)

Thank you, Barbara, for organizing the ‘Knights can cook’ club.  I was very impressed with the organization and professionalism of this after school program.


(Ninety for 90 participant)

That was a great session.   I think I’ll be able to use all the recipes. They all looked so good!

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