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About For the Love of Food Culinary Experiences

For the Love of Food's founder Diane Bukatman, CEC, CNTP graduated in 1986 from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America with Honors and an insane passion for cooking. In 2000, Chef Diane funneled her love and creativity for food, cooking & teaching and founded For the Love of Food, a Culinary Experience Company and Cooking School. 

She has taught professionally for over 30-years at the New York Restaurant School, French Culinary Institute, Colorado Arts Institute, Johnson & Wales University, and Colorado Mountain College. Chef Diane Bukatman was picked as one of the Top Cooking Teachers in Denver by”

Featured in the Denver Post, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, and PBS, she has provided her culinary finesse to Chef Jacques Torres, Walter Cronkite, James Taylor, Beverly Sills, Paula Abdul, Mrs. Andrea Simon of Simon and Schuster and her daughter, the legendary Carly Simon. 

For the past 19 years, Chef Diane has lead and inspired Culinary Corporate Team Building experiences, Adult Group Cooking Classes spanning every cuisine and culinary technique on this planet. 

In 2017 Chef Diane completed an advanced degree in Holistic Nutrition, and is currently a candidate to become a Certified Oncology Nutrition Practitioner. 

Chef Diane now brings her vast expertise and creativity to Evergreen, Denver, Lakewood, Golden & all the Front Range communities. She looks forward to inspiring you to unlock your hidden chef through the joyous art of cooking.  

Her passion for the food arts is infectious. Join her for a group, 1-on-1 class, an unforgettable Cooking Part, or allow us to host the most inspiring Team Building Workshop for your corporate connections.

For the Love of Food takes pride in only using organic produce, dairy & chicken; grass-fed butter, beef and lamb; and pastured eggs.

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Chef Diane Bukatman, CEC, CNTP