Dana Joy starts cooking classes in Shelton

Dana Joy has started offering cooking lessons in Shelton, and is looking for students for the class starting Friday, Aug. 15.

Joy, of Shelton, founder and owner of Dana’s Famous Quiche, received a professional baker’s license in 2008, and has been looking for new ventures ever since.

“I love to cook and I love people,” she said. “The two go hand-in-hand. I love to teach my recipes and I love even more to see my students make those recipes for their family and friends.”

Her business began when she stumbled across a quiche recipe years ago.  After making it, she said it was good, but she could do better.

So after many test kitchen recipes later, Dana’s Famous Quiche was born. She has built up a clientele of quiche-lovers, has sold her quiche to diners, worked with caterers and launched her new cookbook Dana’s Famous Quiche Recipes ... And More!, which was released in 2013.

“I have great recipes for Italian pasta sauces, antipasto salads, my own dressings and so much more,” Joy said.

Her fall and winter classes which will run from September to December. The Aug. 15, is from 10 to noon.

For more information visit danasquiche.com or call 1-855-7-QUICHE.

Joy is also available for hosting dinner parties, teaching private classes and small groups.