Our Story

Since 2000, For the Love of Food team has shared the passion of cooking with fellow Baltimorean foodies. Chef Diane Bukatman started with small cooking classes, and then rapidly saw the demand for more.

For the Love of Food has now grown to an array of culinary experiences - including Adult Cooking Classes, KIDS COOK! Summer Camp, Corporate Team Building, How to Think Like a Chef Series and Boutique Catering. Chef Thomas Casey, Owner, has continued the wildly popular classes and has plans to expand the brand even further bringing a new meaning to “Chef-in-training.”

Chef Thomas received his education from Johnson and Wales University and has gained 18 years of experience in the industry at Park Hyatt, Four Seasons, LinwoodsBaltimore Country Club and The Grill at Harryman House as Executive Chef. His passion for teaching blossomed during his time as Culinary Instructor at Lincoln Technical Institute in Columbia, Maryland.Chef Thomas plans to “bring back the basics” in the kitchen to teach fellow chefs, home cooks and individuals just looking to learn something new and fun how to incorporate all culinary influences to produce consistent dishes. “The only way to learn is to play,” says Chef Thomas when asked about his participative teaching style.