​​​   ​​​​Culinary Classes & Celebrations

         Spectacular Syrian                         

Dinner and hands-on cooking class post-poned indefinitely due to COVID19. 

Discover the awesome cuisine of this ancient culture!


Where: Medici's at Manoa School Music & the Arts, Manoa Marketplace

When:  We don't know. Probably January 2021. Watch for details 

Menu:  authentic comfort foods of Syria, some of the world's best cuisine! 

Cost:    $50 per person. Includes dinner. BYOB if you wish. 

How:  Advance registration required, at least 48 hours ahead.PayPal,              Visa, MC, Amex, Discover. Use button.

More information about Rebecca's culinary classes

  • demonstration and hands-on cooking participation
  • day, evening, weekend classes in your home
  • hands-on classes for 4-9 people at Manoa School of Music & the Arts
  • demonstration classes for any number of people 
  • all recipes approved by kids, men, and non-vegetarians
  • vegetarian/vegan menus
  • gluten-free, soy-free, raw (upon request)
  • all recipes suitable for cancer patients, heart patients, diabetics
  • "Daniel Fast" classes for church groups
  • ethnic cuisines including Greek, Vietnamese, Italian, French, Indian, Mexican, Cambodian, Peruvian, Thai, Moroccan, Persian and more.
  • educational grocery shopping excursions around Oahu​
  • culinary classes and demos also available in your home, workplace,  church, school, club, etc.​​​

Private Cooking Parties for 4-20 people 

   A great way to celebrate, learn, and eat with friends. Suitable for kids, teens, adults; a great idea for birthday parties, bridal showers, and just for the fun of it!

Where: your home or a venue of your choice

When:  You decide. Available for your healthy family/household members.

What:  Hands-on and demonstration culinary class/party.             

Menu:  Vegetarian. Delicious. Personalized. Let's talk!

Who:   You and your friends

Cost:    $50++ per person ($200 minimum), advance payment required. Visa, MC, PayPal. Additional fee for travel beyond Honolulu.

How:    Contact  Rebecca.    

To inquire about a cooking party, contact Rebecca

"The high point of every meal was never the food itself, but always the act of sharing it."

                                                                                                       ~ LIANG WEI, The Last Chinese Chef

Fun, fast, fresh, easy & delicious!

​Listen to Rebecca Woodland on HPR2 The Conversation 

​    (click on LISTEN under Cooking Class: Rebecca Woodland)

Learn     *     Explore     *     Enjoy

Jazz Gigs & Venues

Check out these websites for current calendar of events, information on musicians, venues, locations, and anything else about Honolulu's amazing (and little-known) jazz scene:




Here are some of my favorite venues and the days and times I recommend checking them out after the COVID-19 shutdown has lifted:

  • Medici's at Manoa School of Art & Music  (Fridays 7:30- 10:00)
  • Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's Church (Thursdays 6:00-7:00)
  • ​Hawaiian Brian's (Wednesdays 6:30-9:30)
  • ​Jazz Minds (most nights)
  • ​Blue Note, Waikiki (every night, great variety!)

There are plenty of other venues offering fine jazz any day of the week, but these are some of my current personal favorites. 

Private Cooking Classes & Consultations
      Private class in your own kitchen, tailored to your health needs and personal tastes. Contact Rebecca to discuss details.