Motivation to move to Cannon Beach began 13 years ago when owners Bob Neroni and Lenore Emery first traveled through the beach community on their way to Seattle. The idea of opening a cooking school was very appealing because both Bob and Lenore had spent many years teaching or training in the food industry.
Experiential dining and fun with food are the school's primary objectives. Classes are open to everyone, adults and children, foodies and novice cooks, skill seekers and fun seekers. Students are able to explore and discover the fun of food and wine through both demonstration classes and hands-on classes, taught and facilitated by Bob, Lenore, and visiting chefs, artisans and vintners
Bob elaborates upon his kitchen philosophy: "EVOO is a sustainable kitchen, focusing on the local growing community of artisan producers. Our farmers, fishermen and ranchers go to great lengths to provide the freshest ingredients possible. We take equal care in the handling their products. Our Sub-Zero freezer has become an integral part of that daily production."