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Hi! I'm Debbie Kornberg and I am so excited

to cook with you in real-time!

I want you to feel confident in the kitchen knowing after a full day of work and activities that you can come home and prepare a quick and easy meal that is healthy, nutritious, and tastes awesome!


I created this in-home cooking class experience because I too used to struggle with making healthy, quick, and easy meals that my family would want to eat. After a long day and my kids needing dinner, I would just give in and either order out or just buy the packaged food from the market because it was fast and I know my family would eat it. I would often feel guilty but I was at a loss on how to prepare quick and easy meals that were nutritious and tasted good. Over time, I developed a ton of recipes so my family would not get bored with the same dishes day after day.

Spice It Up with Deb will teach you how to prepare a repertoire of different meals, feel super confident in the kitchen, and add to your wheelhouse of recipes. You’ll come out knowing how to use spices and different flavors while having prepared a meal that’s ready to eat by the end of the cooking lesson. 

Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook, together we are going to spice things up in the kitchen with flavors from around the world, prepare delicious food, and create community together in real-time.


I can’t wait to meet and cook with you!!!

Spice on,


Here's a little more about Deb...

Debbie’s enthusiasm for spices began at an early age in her grandmother’s kitchen. She used these experiences as a catalyst to experiment with new flavors and eventually launch her own spice company, SPICE + LEAF. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Debbie is a master teacher and passionate about educating people on how to use spices, in easy-to-follow recipes, to create flavorful food adaptable to any diet or picky palate. Debbie has presented SPICE + LEAF on behalf of GBK Products’ Gift Lounge at the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Oscar Awards. In addition to teaching weekly Spice It Up with Deb: A Live Cooking Experience workshops, Debbie is a regular contributor on Fox 5 San Diego Morning News and has collaborated with Fortune 500 Companies, Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, ProVisors, American Jewish University, JNF USA, Hadassah, and Delicious Israel, among many other companies and organizations across the United States. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a Bachelor of Arts in History & Judaic Studies from the University of California San Diego. Debbie is married and has two college-age students and resides in San Diego, CA. 

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