Cooking with Class is a family owned business, owned and operated by Executive Chef Andie Hubka and "Executive of Everything Else", her mother, Jane Angwin. While Jane and Andie are originally from the Los Angeles area, they have been life-long part-time desert residents. Jane's parents have lived in Rancho Mirage since the early 70's, and it was only a matter of time before Jane and Andie moved to the desert on a permanent basis! Andie made the move first, opening a catering business with her husband, Mike. Jane and her husband weren't far behind. The rest, as they say, is history!
Executive Chef Andie Hubka is a classically trained professional chef receiving her formal culinary training and a Bachelors Degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management & Business at The Art Institute of Los Angeles, with a portion of her studies taking place in Denver. She has worked at the college level as a cooking instructor, a restaurant manager and as a corporate trainer for the nation's largest and most successful restaurant chain. Andie and her husband owned and operated the exclusive Andiecooks Fine Catering here in the desert for three years before opening the school in 2008. She is certified in Safety, Sanitation, Nutrition, and is an avid recipe developer. Andie is also a wine enthusiast who is very passionate about the pairing of food and wine as well as the science and history involved with both. Last year she published the wildly popular "Cooking with Class Presents - Our Most Requested Recipes", which has become a local bestseller. Andie heads up our talented staff of chefs , creates our calendar of classes, plans and executes our Award winning private events, maintains our website and even has time to teach a few classes and open CWC as an underground restaurant, Cork & Fork, every Wednesday eveninig! In 2010, Andie was voted the #2 Best Chef in the Valley by the prestigious Palm Springs Life Magazine "Best of the Best" reader poll.
Jane's background includes management positions with TWA, United Airlines, and ABC Television. Additionally, during the last 18 years she has sold Real Estate in both Los Angeles and in the Coachella Valley, and when she's not behind the counter at Cooking with Class, she is a Realtor for Windermere Real Estate. She has traveled extensively all over the world and great food is her passion. She resides in La Quinta with her husband, Ray, who is the Chief Pilot for Paramount Pictures.