By-Hand Culinary

Expanding the idea of the home-cooked meal.

By-Hand Culinary: specializing in cooking classes for the home cook, farm to table excursions and thoughtful food styling. 

Michelle Nomi Warner is a cooking instructor and chef with a love for sharing home-cooked meals with friends.
Her passion for food was formed in her Aunt Caroline’s rural Illinois kitchen where sweet corn went straight from the field into the pot and neighbors were quick to swing by for breakfast, armed with homemade venison sausage. And if there was one lesson that stood out most to Michelle it was that cooking from the earth, using all the seasonal flavors of the food grown around you was always more rich when you had a hand in it’s creation. 


Helping novices and professional alike find their confidence in the kitchen has become a mission for Michelle.  
Formally trained at Kendall College’s culinary program in Chicago, she went on to showcase top chefs through cooking demonstrations on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.  She went on to work in The Food Network’s test kitchen and honed the art of training home cooks at recreational cooking schools in New York and Chicago. Most recently, Michelle was the education director at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Kitchen.

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