Diane Phillips is one of our most popular instructors. Known as the “Diva of Do-Ahead”, Diane specializes in an organized approach, so every party or meal is a joy for the hosts as well as the guests. Diane trained at Le Cordon Bleu and makes her home in San Diego. A culinary instructor who teaches throughout the country, Diane is also a food editor, consultant, a frequent television and radio guest and an active IACP member. She also consults with the food and beverage industry and has been spokesperson for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and Lipton Recipe Secrets. Diane has designed food and beverage standards for Hilton and developed menu items for Foodmaker and General Mills. Her recipes have appeared in national newspapers, Traditional Home magazine, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, Prevention magazine and Bridal Guide. She is an author of over 14 cookbooks including the James Beard Award nominated Perfect Party Food. Good Morning America selected Diane’s Slow Cooker, the Best Cookbook Ever, as one of the best cookbooks of 2009. Diane believes in an easy, elegant do-ahead approach to entertaining and home cooking.