How to do a Cooking Demo

Chefs are often asked to make appearances on local news stations and do cooking demonstrations at farmers’ markets and events. As any nervous presenter knows, great flair in the kitchen doesn’t always transfer to the stage! Learn tricks and tips for giving demonstrations that are prepared, informational and entertaining. Mara will help you show off your skills in a way that your audience can understand and enjoy.


Mara Norris
Director – Salud Cooking School, Whole Foods

After 10 years as a voice teacher, Mara studied the culinary arts at Guilford Technical Community College before joining Whole Foods as a Cooking Coach. She also began a cooking class program at the Greensboro Whole Foods and was a regular instructor at the Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. In 2014, Mara became the director of the Salud Cooking School, where she features local chefs to competing in Sliced! live cooking competitions. She can be seen on local TV morning programs and teaching three to seven times a week at Salud!