Toll Free 877-968-2665 Cooking Adventures and Luxurious Lodging in Napa Valley Wine Country


Your Host / Chef Instructor

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 in 1998 when I opened CasaLana and began Gourmet Retreats cooking school.

I look forward to welcoming you to CasaLana and cooking with you in a class. 

Cooking Experiences
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 love the quiet and peacefulness at CasaLana…” Gladys & Hugo – Myrtle Beach, FL

Gladys & Hugo

“Thank you from the Big Apple. I wish we could take this to NYC. Your hospitality was superb!…”Melanie & Bryan – New York, NY

Melanie & Bryan

“What a lovely spot! We enjoyed the quiet, the river and the wonderfully comfortable accommodations…” Susan & Greg – Madison, WI

Susan & Greg