Susan has been teaching culinary and baking pastry for the past seven years. She was a fulltime instructor at Le Cordon Bleu/CHIC and adjunct at the RMC and the Illinois Institute of Art. She has written and developed new courses and syllabi including, Baking and Pastry, Caribbean, Catering, History of Food and Culture, Sugar and Chocolate and more. Chef Taves was contracted by Chicago Public Schools with write and standardize the three year high school curriculum in 2001.  She continues to teach for Oakton Community College, Glencoe Park District and Dinner at Eight, as well as private classes.

Planning a corporate retreat? Have a cooking class tailored just for your firm. Invite some friends and have a class in your home. Susan also offers books with photographs to document the recipes and your experience. Throw a scrapbooking/culinary party!