We all know traffic and reservations can be challenging on Nantucket, so why leave your beautiful vacation home? Hire Culinary Works and we will bring the food and festivities to you. You just need to invite the guests and we’ll provide the fun.

The possibilities are endless. Our goal is for everyone to improve their cooking skills and learn some new recipes that they will be able to successfully re-create on their own, while at the same time eating delicious food and spending time on Nantucket with family and friends.

NOW BOOKING: Summer 2019


Nantucket holds a special place in my heart. I got engaged to be married on the island, and my family has vacationed on Nantucket on and off for years. I love early morning shore fishing on Great Point, and boat fishing for anything that will bite on my rod. My latest goal is to catch and cook up a delicious fluke!! I also look forward to scalloping in the fall. I appreciate early morning exercising on the bike path and my favorite beach is Ladies, primarily because my kids like the waves. For beach lunches, my daughter and I pack homemade gourmet salads with quinoa and cous cous, protein, chopped vegetables and homemade dressing. The boys get sandwiches on Something Natural Bread made from meats, cheeses, added crunch from cucumbers, pickled onions or jalapeños – anything to make the sandwich extra special while basking in the beautiful sun. One cannot forget my husband Peter’s beach happy hour contribution (tequila punch) made from a mix of fresh citrus, juices and a few Serrano peppers for that added smokiness. It’s a delicious drink to end a beautiful day on the beach, along with a game of Bocce Ball.

When it comes to food – wow! How blessed is the Island of Nantucket? It is a cook’s dream. Everything just tastes better when bought on Nantucket. The local grocery store and the all-local seafood markets are a cook’s paradise. My family can be seen rolling their eyes when I walk into these markets knowing I’ll be buying more than planned and spending more time than expected. Don’t they know how blessed they are? I am sure they do.

Culinary Works, Nantucket, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Nantucket, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Nantucket, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Nantucket, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Nantucket, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Nantucket, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Nantucket, Cooking Classes
Nantucket Cooking Parties
  • Girls Night In
  • Private Cooking Parties
  • Family Cooking Parties
  • Couples Cooking Party
  • Corporate Cooking Party
Menu Ideas
  • Seasonal Summer Recipes
  • Salads & Dressings
  • Cooking for a Crowd
  • Beach Picnic
  • Sandwiches
  • Fresh Catch Recipes

Each event is independently priced based on the number of guests. Cost of food is in addition to event pricing. Gratuity is optional and there is no tax.


  • We could not have been more thrilled to have Julia host a private cooking party for our family and friends on Nantucket. We loved being able to relax, enjoy our view and cook in the comfort of our home. The food was delicious and her teaching style was very relaxed. I learned so much more than I thought I would and she made it seem so easy. I will definitely be making her recipes again. This is going to be a new tradition for our family and friends, we all had a blast!

    Michael M.
  • Last night was SO much fun. Thank you for making it happen. Everyone loved it. Two of my guests emailed this morning and said they had a "blast!" We don't use that word much anymore at our age. It might be the only way I will entertain in the future. Many thanks.

    Mary D.

Contact me today to plan an unforgettable Nantucket event!