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Julie FransInspiring joyful cooking and eating, and bringing joy back to home kitchens everywhere(277)
Carlsbad, CA


Julie Frans is passionate about great food, and everything that goes along with it... cooking, eating, sharing, teaching, inspiring, and coaching.

A professional chef of over twenty years, Julie has spent her career in a myriad of ways, from traveling the world learning and working abroad and on yachts, to building one of the first personal chef businesses in San Diego, CA in 2005. She continued her career in Miami, FL, starting in 2011, where she led the culinary development and operations at The Palms Hotel and Circa 39 on South Beach, then turned toward consulting for restaurant start-ups and food festivals like Seed F&W, the first plant-based food festival in the US.

Julie was a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement in San Diego as well as Miami, and focused much of her career on educating adults and children on the benefits of sourcing locally, growing gardens, understanding where food comes from, and living sustainably. She launched over 10 school garden programs in Miami, as well as a field trip program that shared gardening and cooking, teaching and inspiring thousands of kids and families of all ages.

Most recently, Julie was the overseeing Chef and Culinary/ Community Director for Yard Hospitality, where she helped develop and operate three large F&B and entertainment venues, as wells as della bowls, a plant-based globally-inspired bowl restaurant.

Julie has recently returned to her San Diego roots and is now sharing her passion and knowledge of healthy, intuitive cooking with clients both locally and virtually. Let Julie share her dynamic knowledge and passion with you to create your very own joyful kitchen

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Lemon-y Red Lentil Soup tomorrow at 10:30 am PST

Hi! One of our family's favorite soups is Lemon-y Red Lentil Soup. It is so easy to make and uses only a few simple ingredients. What makes it so delicious? The perfect combination of cumin, tomato paste, fresh herbs, and... you guessed it! Fresh lemon! I am SO excited to make this soup with you as we talk about 10+ ways to create a more kitchen-confident YOU through tips, tricks, hacks, and habits. You'll be truly amazed at how much time you can add to your weeks and days so that you can cook more on a regular basis using my tried-and-true time savers and kitchen tricks. Join me tomorrow online at 10:30am PST! Or get the replay to learn at your convenience. This class is going to rock your world, friend! It's 30 minutes and $5 (seriously!?) that could change your entire life cooking in your kitchen! I'm actually not kidding. I believe in this content THAT much! Some things we'll cover... >Creating a meal matrix based on YOUR personal schedule and routine >Plug-and-play meal planning >Grocery shopping tips and hacks >Resetting your "default," and making a new contingency plan for the unexpected >Five tips to make every day easier And more!... I'll even share some of my PDF materials wth you after class so you can implement what you learn right away! It all starts with your mindset, planning, and organization. Join me Tuesday at 10:30am PST for a 30 minute online class that is all about creating more time to cook efficiently, effectively, and more joyfully in your home kitchen. Register today! See you then, friend! Julie

Four Part Series Starts Tuesday 9/6- Create Your Joyful Kitchen 😀

Hi, Friends! We're setting up YOUR Joyful Kitchen on Tuesday as we kick off the online, four-part cooking class series, Your Joyful Kitchen. The classes will take you through the process of setting yourself up for cooking success, from equipment and ingredients to knife skills to habits of a healthy home cook and intuitive cooking. Here are the details: What Each class in this series costs $5 and will be around 30 minutes long. You'll get a challenge each week so that you're ready for the next session, as well as follow-up class notes. When Each Tuesday in September, starting 9/6/22, @ 10:30 am PST. Can't make it at the "live" time? No worries! I send the replay afterward with recipes and the recap. Where Online! Watch from your kitchen and cook with me, or watch from anywhere! How Register for classes. You'll receive an email confirmation with class link, as well as a reminder email from me with an ingredient list 2 days before class. On Tuesday, get online a few minutes before 10:30 to make sure you don't miss a minute! I start and finish on time. Why Starting in October, we move on to classes of cooking techniques, so you do not want to miss any part of this kitchen set up and skills series. I really hope you can join me! I'd absolutely love to get you feeling confident, inspired, and joyful in that home kitchen you have! Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter at and to follow on Instagram @yourjoyfulkitchen Onward and upward, Julie