Classes & Presentations

“Coconut-infused curries, brilliant vegetable dishes…what could be complex becomes relatively simple in Vairavan’s approach.” 
– Los Angeles Times (Book Review)

For scheduling healthful cooking classes for individuals and groups contact Alamelu


2017-2018 Culinary Activities

Alamelu continues to be active serving as a culinary consultant, wellness program presenter and as a culinary educator. For additional information contact Alamelu.



Healing Spices

February 11
11:00AM to 12:30PM

Valley of the Sun JCC
Scottsdale, AZ

Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu

March 13
12:00 to 2:00PM

Harumi Yoga (Holistic Healing House)
Scottsdale, AZ

Enticing Indian Flavors

March 24
11:00 to 12:30PM

Valley of the Sun JCC
Scottsdale, AZ

Indian Grocery Tour & Lunch

April 3
11:00AM to 1:00PM

Harumi Yoga
Scottsdale, AZ

Wellness Presentation

April 27
3:00 to 5:00PM

Stormonth School
Mequon, WI

Two Cultures, American by Choice

April 28
3:30 to 4:30PM

Saint John’s on the Lake
Milwaukee, WI

Cooking is a Skill Worth Learning

May 14
11:00AM to 1:30PM

Boelter Cooking School

30th Anniversary Celebration: Health is Wealth Presentation

May 17

North Shore Library

Culinary Tour to Little India

May 28
Day Trip

Little India in Chicago

You are Worth Nourishing
Fundraising Event

June 8
5:30 to 7:30PM

Wisconsin Kitchen Mart

Visit with the Vairavans

June 9

Around the Corner with John McGivern

Participation in Wellness Expo

October 12
5:00 – 7:00PM

Radison Hotel

Fundraising Event:
Foodie Fest

November 1
5:30 – 7:30PM

UWM Wilber School of Public Health

Cooking Presentation & Book-signing Event

November 12

Chicago Bloomingdales




Date & Time

Location & Contact

Healing Spices

Presentation of Spices and Legumes

February 27, 2015
1:00 to 3:00PM

Scottsdale, AZ

Contact: Harumi for registration at 480-768-7570

Enticing Indian Flavors

Cooking Presentation, Tastings & Book Signings

March 21, 2015
1:00 to 3:00PM

Scottsdale, AZ

Contact: Harumi for registration at 480-768-7570

Key Note Speaker for NACE

National Association for Catering and Events

April 22, 2015
6:30 to 8:30PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Indian Inspired Gluten Free Cooking

Cooking Presentation, Discussion & Tastings

April 25, 2015
11:00 to 1:00PM

Boelter Company

Contact: Harumi for registration at 480-768-7570

Farm to Table: Secret to a Delicious Eggplant Dish

Discussion, Cooking Presentation, Tastings

May 9, 2015
1:00 to 2:30PM

Delafield Library

For Registration contact: 262-646-6230

Healthy Can Be Delicious

July 19, 2015

Kohler Library in Kohler, WI

Farm to Table

July 19, 2015

Mokwanago Library in Mukwanago, WI

Author’s Event with Book signings and Tastings

November 4, 2015
2:00 to 4:00PM

Mequon Sendicks

Book Signing

October 10 & November 7, 2015
2:00 to 4:00PM

Gafton Sendicks
Brookfield Sendicks

Holiday Folk Fair Festival
Healthuful Cooking demonstration, discussion & book signings

November 21-22, 2015
11:00AM & 2:00PM

1110 North Old Third Street, Suite 420 in Milwaukee, Wi

Author’s Event with Book siginings and Tastings

December 12, 2015
2:00 to 4:00PM

Whitefish Bay Sendik’s

MPTV Night Miller Coors Holiday Lites

December 14, 2015
6:00 to 9:00PM

Miller Coor Brewery



Milwaukee Fall Home & Remodeling Show

Saturday October 20th, 2014 

Location: State Fair Ground

Time: 11AM; 2:30PM; and 4:30PM


Enticing Indian Flavors Presentation

 South Shore Farmers Market

Saturday October 4, 2014


Farm to Table Presentation with Fresh Foods

Kohler Food and Wine Event

Date: October 25, 2014 

Time: 3:45PM to 4:45PM

Location: Midwest Chef Stage

Alamelu’s Cooking Presentation at Midwest Chef Stage

Kohler, Wisconsin

Healthiest Employers Awards Luncheon

Date: October 31, 2014

 At Pfister Hotel

Alamelu’s Presentation on“Healthy Can Be Delicious”Time: at Noon

Whole Foods

Whole Lifestyle Center

2305 N. Prospect Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53211

Time:  6 PM 8 PM

Thursdays……..October 9th and 23rd, 2014

Thursdays…..November 6th and  13th, 2014

Thursdays….December 4th, and  11th, 2014

To Register call: 414-223-1500

 Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu

(Cooking Class)

(Each class is different)

Come, Learn, Cook & Be Healthy

Elite Fitness Center

November 6th, 13th, 2014

Time: 7 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: 5750 N. Glen Park Rd.


Gluten Free Cooking

(Author’s Event)

Presentation & Tastings

Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

Saturday November 8, 2014

Time: 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Location: University of Wisconsin-Waukesha

Public Event


Alamelu, the Presenter on the Cookbook Stage

Feb. 12th, March 26th, 2014
April 9th,  May 7th, 2014
Time: 10AM to 11AM
 Good Will Campus 

Visiting Chef Lecture Series

April 15th, 2014
Time 6 PM
Fox Point 

American College of Women
Cultural & Culinary Presentation

Whole FoodsDo you wish to eat healthy but have no time for cooking? Don’t know how to cook or feel that cooking is complicated and overwhelming? Well, you have come to the right place! Join Alamelu, as she helps you take an exciting culinary journey to India. East can meet West right at your dinner table! You’ll learn to cook and enjoy delicious, flavorful foods.To register, please call 414-223-1500.Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
 Lifestyle Center
2305 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
May 1st, 2014 Alamelu’s TV Appearance on The Morning Blend Show at 9:00 AM on WTMJ-TV (Healthy, Easy & Delicious Gluten Free Dishes)  The Morning Blend Show at 9:00 AM on WTMJ-TV


Sep. 2013 to December 2013   …………….Presentations & Book Signings at various Wisconsin Libraries, Book Stores & Fitness Centers

September 14, 2013

WFB Farmer’s Market

Time: 10:00AM

From Farm to Table

Alamelu’s Cooking Presentation and Tastings

Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay


October 5th, 2013

Muskego Library

Time: 2:00PM

Author’s Event

Discussion, Cooking Presentation & Tastings

October 16th, 2013

Boswell Book Company

2559 N. Downer Ave.

Time: 7:00PM

Contact Daniel:   414-332-1181


Author’s Book Signing Event

Discussion & Tastings

November 2, 2013

Sun Prairie Library

1350 Linnerud Drive

Sun Prarie, WI 53590

Contact Carol: 608-825-7323


Author’s Book signing Event

Discussion, Cooking presentation & Tastings

"Healthful Indian Flavors"

3rd Season Now Airing
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Viewer Comments

Great show. Best how to cook Indian I've seen. Recipes are spot on. Thank you - Nate


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