Workplace Wellness (at Home?)
What makes a healthy, happy and productive employee?

The Case for Cooking: to nourish ourselves, relieve stress and thrive!


How can we build community when our teams are working remotely? How can we nourish ourselves, physically and emotionally? Taking even a short amount of time to prepare a meal from whole ingredients nourishes our bodies and gives our brains a break, a re-set, a moment of creativity away from our desks and devices. Coming together with Kitchen Conversations gives us a chance to connect at a virtual kitchen table.

Cooking dinner frequently at home is associated with better eating and increased vegetable consumption. Cook With What You Have (CWWYH) brings a flexible, pantry-based approach to cooking and a focus on flavor and fresh produce.

  • What’s a quick way to get a healthy dinner on the table?
  • How do I stretch my grocery budget and still enjoy a variety of foods?
  • When will it get easier to cook?
  • How can I make a meal out of the random items in my fridge?

CWWYH offers employees inspiration and tools to cook simple, delicious and nutritious meals in a variety of ways:

Kitchen Conversations: Virtual Demos/Webinars:

Webinars bring CWWYH Founder and CEO Katherine Deumling directly to clients and their teams on relevant topics.

  • Pantry Tips & Simple Meals
  • Creative Salads
  • A Little Prep, A Lot of Freedom!
  • Love your Leftovers

Access the Seasonal Recipe Collection for:

  • Guidance to make something good with what's in the fridge/pantry!
  • 900+ delicious recipes
  • Fewer trips to the store and less food waste = dollars saved!
  • How to stock your pantry and cook from it
  • Recipes developed by a busy professional/mother using pantry staples

Cooking Classes -- Lunch & Learns -- Presentations

Cook With What You Have CEO Katherine Deumling is a dynamic teacher. She offers a variety of classes and demonstrations to get people into the kitchen and set them up for long term success.


  • How can we nourish ourselves and our families as busy parents and professionals?
  • How savvy shopping and cooking can support your financial wellness goals.
  • How can food/nutrition support us during illness? As a breast cancer survivor, Katherine brings her lived experience and deep knowledge of food to the topic of illness and stress.
  • As a local food advocate she speaks about food systems, equity and access to good food, and how are food choices matter.
Past and present Workplace Wellness clients include Kaiser Permanente, Extensis, SAIF, Columbia Sportswear, Legacy Health Systems’ Live It! Program, Metropolitan Group, Miller Nash Graham and Dunn LLP, FoodCorps, Clackamas County, Oregon Food Bank, POIC, and Organically Grown Company (OGC).

Workplace Wellness Cost

Each company or NGO has unique needs. Prices are informed by the number of employees and the mix of services desired. Please contact Cook With What You Have for details.


Speaking Engagements

Katherine is available to speak at conferences and events in the Pacific Northwest.


Community Work

Katherine works with a variety of community partners; teaching, cooking and advocating for good food for all. Partners include Street Roots, POIC, Ecotrust and CSA Partnerships for Health.


Private Classes

Katherine occasionally teaches private cooking class. Contact Cook With What You Have for details.

"I've looked for other online recipes, but it’s not the same as this unique resource for seasonal produce. I love Katherine's teaching, she has inspired "cook with what you have" which means I am more relaxed and have more fun cooking, not running to the store for some ingredient or having to follow a recipe. More local farms have gotten my money, since it tastes so good. My family likes it too."
"I just wanted to reach out and tell you how much I enjoyed the lunch class on Tuesday. It was phenomenal. One of the aspects of Clackamas County that drew me to it was the wellness benefits, and this course was fantastic. I would go to this weekly if it was offered."
"I love this unique resource for cooking with seasonal produce! I like the idea that we can eat sustainably, but it also has to be delicious to get my family on board. Your recipes are tasty, healthy and quick; they also inspire me to be creative to fit individual tastes and ingredients we happen to have on hand. Thank you!"