Your Host / Chef Instructor
I opened CasaLana B&B in 1998 and soon began offering hands-on classes at Gourmet Retreats, the B&B cooking school. After more than 20 years in corporate life, I followed my passion and attended chef school at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Combining my love of gardening, hospitality and cooking I realized my dream with the bed and breakfast and cooking school.
I look forward to welcoming you to CasaLana and cooking with you in a class.
at Gourmet Retreats
Custom Cooking Classes for Individuals
Private Cooking Parties for Groups
Team Building and Corporate Classes
Gardens at CasaLana
Experience an ‘aahh’ moment as you enjoy the tranquil river setting and lush gardens at CasaLana. Stroll through the courtyard, enjoy fruit from the many trees, wander in the vegetable garden and enjoy what’s in season.
We enjoyed a wonderful private cooking class with Lana in the comfortable and beautiful setting of her Bed and Breakfast. A surprise gift for my mother-in-law and we had a blast! From shopping at the farmers market to the last sip of wine & bite of chocolate souffle, we all appreciated Lana’s ability to personally tailor her approach, menu, and the learning to suit our individual desires and abilities. A uniquely fun and tasty experience!
CasaLana is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay; warm welcome and a wonderful room; lovely patio by the room as well as another one for breakfast. It is really a special treat of a place relax and enjoy the beautiful valley.
Have had a delightful stay, excellent surroundings, very high standards of cleanliness,super breakfast, the owners do everything they can to make your stay special, so big thanks to them. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, this really fabulous bed and breakfast
Lana is an amazing cook/teacher at her own Bed and Breakfast place which is a beautiful home with a big yard plus a hot tub in the outdoors. It is a very comfortable and has a “homey” feel. My two friends and I stayed upstairs for two nights and took two cooking classes (on Friday and Saturday afternoons to cook our dinners). Lana is very thorough in explaining to us on the cooking and techniques which I learned. Her breakfasts are excellent. I highly recommend you to stay at her place and take a cooking class from her. This home is close to many places and we went to the Indian Springs one evening for a mud bath which was wonderful and relaxing.
“We love the quiet and peacefulness at CasaLana…” Gladys & Hugo – Myrtle Beach, FL
“Thank you from the Big Apple. I wish we could take this to NYC. Your hospitality was superb!…”Melanie & Bryan – New York, NY
“The breakfasts were delicious, environment very beautiful and peaceful — wonderful way to start the day…” Darlene – Seattle, WA & Cheryl – Chicago, IL
“What a lovely spot! We enjoyed the quiet, the river and the wonderfully comfortable accommodations…” Susan & Greg – Madison, WI
“What an absolute pleasure to stay and relax at CasaLana…” Dave & Liz – Maryland
“…we had a wonderful time at CasaLana. With the beautiful room & excellent cooking classes it was the perfect get-away for us…” – Joyce & Julie B.
“… We came expecting to learn and expand our knowledge of cooking – little did we know how much more it would be!! … I can’t imagine a more complete experience.” Steve & Karen C. – Palatine, IL
“What a wonderful experience. It will be a treasured memory. The food was wonderful and we made some great friends…” Dennis & Elaine O. Los Gatos, CA