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Welcome to

Spice It Up with Deb 

A Live Cooking Experience

Join me in a Live Cooking Class Experience

In-person or From the Comfort

of Your Own Kitchen!

Hi, I'm Debbie Kornberg and I am so excited cook with you. Whether we are cooking together in a hands-on cooking class in person or virtually, my goal is to empower confidence in the kitchen and teach quick and easy tips for preparing ever-day meals that can become staples in your household.


Since 2018, (yes, PRE-COVID) I have been offering both in-person and online cooking class experiences. My enthusiasm for spices began at an early age in my grandmother’s kitchen. I used these experiences as a catalyst to experiment with new flavors and eventually launch my own spice company, SPICE + LEAF. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, I am proud to say I am Spice Expert, Master Teacher and passionate about educating people how to use spices, in easy-to- follow recipes, to create more flavorful food. In addition to teaching regular Spice It Up with Deb: A Live Cooking Experience workshops, since 2017, I have been a monthly contributor on Fox 5 San Diego Morning News, a guest chef at the world class Rancho La Puerta Health and Wellness Spa and have collaborated with Fortune 500 Companies, and organizations alike across the United States.


"Debbie is a wonderful teacher who obviously loves what she does. It was easy to follow all her instructions and I was thrilled that everything I made turned out so well. I ordered Ras El Hanout from Spice + Leaf in advance because it was one of the ingredients for the salad, and it arrived in plenty of time. It's a versatile spice that I'll use in the future to perk up a variety of dishes."

Janis B.

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