A re-imagined membership for cooking and life mastery educating and supporting aspiring and established home chefs. 

If you need more clarity, passion, and grounding, maybe it's time to come to a big, bad city for three days to cook up some freedom and joy?

Have you thought of the kitchen as a place where your people can notice and practice the most valuable skills in the workplace today?

Explore the possibility of hosting a culinary weekend adventure for your family, friends, or neighbors in YOUR kitchen!

Samir Selmanović, Ph.D. PCC


"The kitchen is a place where we can learn to meditate, create, and celebrate life while mastering the most valuable human skills we need for our personal growth and professional success." 


“Samir is a storyteller and he does have stories to tell.”

Lori De Mori

Tuscan Cookbook Author and London Restaurateur 

"I had the great good fortune to spend a day cooking with Samir at my house in Tuscany last autumn. We were with the poet David Whyte cooking for 40 people in a wood burning oven. Samir rolled up his sleeves and dove right in with such tremendous skill, ease and lightness of spirit that I remember telling him, “You need need to go out and do this in the world!” I’m so glad he is!"

Rod Colburn

Managing Director, GOLDMAN SACHS

"Samir is a brilliant chef and an amazing human being. He changed my experience and relationships with food, and with that, the way I experience life. Three days with him were full of learning, delight, and surprises."

Patricia Morrison

Creative Professional and Business Owner, INNER FIRE OUTER LIGHT

“I received what might have been the best coaching session of my life, a gentle and profound experience of opening followed by numerous pivots towards growing confidence and focus"


Robert Manchin

Former Director, GALLUP EUROPE

"At a retreat in Croatia, we went past unneccesarily complicated answers to what’s deeply personal and existential, each of us tackling the most perplexing issue we came with, something I've rarely seen in my long professional and personal experience."


Parker Palmer

Samir offers us the fruits of his rich experience. We need more Samirs on the planet—people of conviction and humility.

Karen Armstrong

Samir Selmanovic is asking the right questions at the right time.

Richard Rohr

Obvious truth must be made even more obvious, and this is what Samir is doing for all of us.

Ken Bradley


"Over the course of a year, Samir helped our hospital leadership team rest in ways deeper than physical rest, contextualizing his work with us in a way that resonates, is impactful, and 'sticks.I would highly recommend Samir to senior leadership teams for change management, cultural contextualization and fresh approaches to problem definition and solution.'"

Michael W. Morrison

Founder of University of TOYOTA

“Samir brings clarity, focus and spirit to the leadership journey. He 'guides from the side' — creating a powerful pull on our deepest desires to create meaningful change. He has changed the way I think about leadership and how I think about myself.”

Lori Wilson

Facilitator and Director of Getting Things Done, EffectX

"Samir’s online live workshop was so much fun! He introduced the possibility that the kitchen can be not only a place to enjoy good food, but also a place of transformation. Our group found the hands-on part of the workshop especially valuable, and afterward continued the conversation about what we might learn from ordinary kitchen utensils, when we listen. Thanks, Samir!"

Kathryn Himes

Chief of Staff, HR Business & Employee Solutions, INTEL CORPORATION

“Samir has been able to bring out hidden wisdom and courage in myself, that I hadn't been able to tap into until now.Every coaching conversation I have had with Samir ends with me feeling full of hope, clear direction and energy to accomplish what I know I was meant to do.”