Cheryl Dornberg is the owner & operator of Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience in Highland, Indiana. She entered the food industry from a science, rather than a culinary, path. She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with the goal of working in the food industry. However, she ended up working for Amoco Oil Company for 8 years as a Process Control Engineer. Following her passion for cooking and her personal interest in health and dietary issues, she established her business in May 1996.
Her engineering training helps her understand the science of food – from the reactions during cooking to the interactions within the body and its effects on overall health and well being. She believes that food and cooking can be our most powerful tool in keeping our body and mind working at an optimal level.
For over 15 years, Cheryl provided corporate and personal catering. In 2000 she developed a Healthy Living Eating plan that gives clients their choice of great tasting, healthy meals and other prepared foods on a weekly basis. Most of her regular clients in this program have been on the program for 3 or more years. A few have been weekly clients since the start of the program! Many have experienced weight loss, increased energy and a few have even been able to reduce or even stop medications they had been on for years.
Fueled by a frustration with the mixed messages about health and the growing obesity and chronic illness issues our society is facing, Cheryl launched a Culinary Education Program in October 2011. She offers a variety of seminars and classes that focus on concepts, techniques and tips to prepare and serve healthy, nutritious foods in your own kitchen. General aspects of healthy living are also covered and discussed. In addition to the general classes, private small group classes are available at Mrs. Dornberg’s or at your home or place of business.
Cheryl loves sharing her knowledge, experience and passion with her students and clients to help them feel better, achieve optimal health and make their lives a least a little less stressful.
She lives in Munster with her husband, Dave, and their three cats, Teddy, Abby and Zinny.