Your Hosts, John Godts and Liisa Andreassen
John Godts, owner of the cottage, and Liisa Andreassen, culinary instructor, are the brains behind the concept.
“Like many great ideas, it started over a glass of wine,” Andreassen says. “Friends were asking us to share our recipes and skills, so we figured if they wanted to learn more, others would too.”
Andreassen has a background in catering. She was previously co-owner of “As You Like It” in Naples, FL and has been the editor for Grilled, a grilling magazine geared to men, in addition to writing chef profiles and numerous culinary columns. Currently, she has a writing business, Write Away, Inc., but enjoys entertaining and cooking on the side.
Godts enjoys a good meal and provides the venue for the classes in addition to some culinary knowledge too. He hails from Brussels, Belgium, and has a few European specialties to share. He works as a physical therapist at Mission Hospitals, but also enjoys entertaining and cooking.
The couple has an appetite for travel and adventure and the money made at Cottage Cooking funds that hunger. Whether on the road, in the air, or underwater, they are always on the lookout for new recipes to share with Cottage Cooking guests too! Check out some of their recent experiences in the photo gallery.
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