• 4 Thursdays: February 8 - 29, 2024 - CANCELLED
  • NEW DATES: April 10 - May 1, 2024 - cancelled
  • Register Online for the series $600 
  • or for a combo below
    • Lectures: April 10 & 17: Register online $300
    • Cooking Demos: April 24 & May 1: Register online $300

TIME: 2:30 - 5:00pm

LOCATION: Cuesta College San Luis Obispo campus room 4028


INSTRUCTOR: Michele (Michael) Auriemma -

QUESTIONS: Contact instructor at or (805) 636-6874.

Meet the instructor

Instructor Michele Auriemma

Michele Auriemma

Michele (“mee-keh-leh” “mee-kay-lay”) or “Michael”  is an Italian man who has travelled the world, is keen on food & wine, has learned from many different cultures, and now has settled in California.

He holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry, is a Certified Life Coach and has graduated in the Culinary Arts. An enthusiastic, skilled Italian cook, he is an expert in the Mediterranean Diet, a proven healthy, tasty and above all enjoyable lifestyle.

He is committed to achieving the “Zero food waste” goal. He believes that what we eat, drink, and do are the keys for us to live a better and longer life, and this happens by learning how to choose the best ingredients, about the cooking process, and growing our knowledge and awareness. As he likes to say:  “hands-on-cooking is one of the best therapy”...then putting this saying into practice with authentic, simple, delicious recipes.