Meet our Team:
Tara started Yummy Sprout in 2009 after careers in Early Childhood, Marketing and studying Nutrition and how food plays such an important role in health and happiness. What started as a simple food blog with the goal of bringing healthy easy recipes to families has grown into a business that includes culinary classes, camps, events, parties, field trips and more. Visit CLASSES & EVENTS to view upcoming schedule. Mom to two energetic daughters, Bianca and Iyla she is passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal, on WISC-TV and NBC15 on topics including homemade baby food, cooking with kids, packing healthy lunches and allergy-friendly food and also shares her recipes on Madison Moms Blog. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.
Melissa Oftedahl, Culinary Instructor
Melissa is so excited to be joining Tara and Yummy Sprout! She is a full-time high school Spanish teacher in Verona and spends her free time learning about food and trying healthy, new recipes to feed her husband and twin daughters who are five. Check out her Instagram account @theoftedahlkitchen to see what they are eating and trying! She is excited to meet you this summer at a cooking class.