The Slick Family

If we haven’t met yet, I’m Kristyn, the Cooking Instructor, History Teacher, Menu Planner, Nutrition Coach, and Blogger around Classroom Kitchen. 

If we have met before, you’re a lucky soul.  Just kidding, but I am so glad you decided to see what I’m all about!

The Slick Family was established in 2007 when Brian and I were married. We enjoyed traveling for a few years and settling into our careers before deciding to start a family. We have have two kiddos and a dog who think he’s a third child.  We lead very full lives: hockey, piano lessons, girl scouts, active church members, and as much family time we can muster between all the things.

Ever since I was in 4th grade I have wanted to be a teacher. I received my Elementary Education degree at Lewis University and before even officially walking the graduation stage I had a 7th grade position teaching Language Arts and Social Studies.

My career path took a sharp turn, however, after I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in my 7th year of teaching. For my own health and the wellness of my family I left my full time teaching position to stay home with my then 3.5 and 1 year old. After a year of regrouping, getting well, and focusing on me I rejoined the work force and decided to become a short-term consultant with Pampered Chef.  My cooking tool kit arrived within a few days and I quickly realized that my short-term decision was going to be long-term dedication to “Making Family Mealtime a Priority”!

I left Pampered Chef in the fall of 2021 to dedicate all my time and energy to A Classroom Kitchen. No more safety nets for this girl!  I am so excited but also a bit nervous.  I am so glad you are on this journey with me and I can’t wait to show you what I have in store for you and your families.

So here I am today better than ever! Cooking and teaching and sharing all the food pictures (yes I am THAT person).  I want to give everyone the tools and confidence to achieve their wellness and cooking goals.

So there ya go! That’s me in a nutshell: family, teaching, and food are my passions. If you haven’t joined me over on Facebook, make sure you hop over there. You can also follow me on InstagramPinterest, and YouTube! I have lots more recipes and family fun activities at each place!