Apr 19 2023


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All You Knead Is Love: Ingredients for Success With Kids in the Kitchen

Presented by Chef Laura Regano and CFG’s own Risa Nasatir, MA, CCC-SLP and Brittany Ray, MS, CCC-SLP

Including kids in the kitchen from a young age has a lot of benefits: from giving them opportunities to explore new foods, to building lifelong skills, we love helping children and parents connect while working together to create delicious meals and treats to share as a family. This event provides a unique opportunity to learn more about teaching young children skills to help in the kitchen from Chef and Owner of Oui Chef, Laura Regano, combined with the expertise of pediatric feeding therapists Risa Nasatir and Brittany Rayon how these activities can support children with feeding challenges and their families. 


Important Registration Information

Tickets are available for Parent/Caregivers, Students, or Professionals. Please use the appropriate ticket for your role. Professional are asked to register individually (not as as group).

Time & Date

Please note this event is taking place at 6:30 pm Central Standard Time, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To find out what time this is where you live, look here. Registration will close at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time 4/18/2023. **Please check your spam folder as our emails occasionally end up there.**

CEU Credits

This course is being submitted for credit with the Illinois Early Intervention Program. Please check with your local professional organization to determine additional professional education credit. Those who have paid for a professional ticket and are in attendance for the duration of the full event will receive a certificate of attendance for credit. Those who registered for a student ticket will also receive a certificate, however these will not be eligible for CEUs.

Financial Assistance

Should cost be a concern that would hinder your participation, we may be able to offer financial assistance. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Lindsay Hoffer at


About Laura Regano, Chef/Owner

While attending the University of Michigan, Chef Laura found herself cooking and baking to relieve stress from her classes. Upon graduation from the U of M she decided to pursue a career in the culinary arts, which had become her passion. Chef Laura graduated first in her class from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1999. She moved to Chicago to begin her career as a culinary professional. Early on she knew she had a particular interest in pastries and pursued that in the kitchen. She attended The French Pastry School and graduated in 2001.

Upon graduation from the prestigious school, Chef Laura was fortunate to be offered a job as an assistant by the owner, Jacquy Pfeiffer. She stayed with the school for 10 years working her way up to chef instructor under the master guidance of Chef Pfeiffer and Chef Sebastien Canonne. Chef Laura decided it was time to hang up her toque (French Chef’s hat) for a bit when her daughter arrived in 2010.

When it was time to return to work, Laura knew she needed to create something that would combine not only the profession she was trained in and loved, but also everything she has learned from being a mom. From this Oui Chef was born. Chef Laura is excited to share her passion and knowledge with the families that come to Oui Chef and help them build a strong base for cooking together from scratch with skill, flavor and fun.


About Risa Nasatir, MA, CCC-SLP

Risa is a certified licensed speech-language pathologist with over 23 years of clinical experience.  Her areas of expertise include early intervention, speech, voice, and oral-motor/feeding issues. Risa is frequently quoted in speech-related articles, lectures in the area and is a contributing author to Voice Treatment for Children and Adolescents (Singular, 2001).  Risa has a wide range of professional experience from working in the neonatal intensive care units, acute care in hospitals, clinics, schools, and home care.  Currently, Risa has a private practice in Chicago, where she sees a variety of patients. Risa has instituted a one-of-a-kind Bottle Bootcamp to assist families in transitioning their children from breastfeeding to bottle-feeding, which has proved to be a successful initiative for the many families she services.  Risa earned her Master’s Degree at Indiana University and an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and an Illinois Early Intervention Provider. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. 

About Brittany Ray, MS, CCC-SLP

Brittany graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nova Southeastern University with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Brittany has experience treating individuals across the age span from young children to older adults in both home and clinical settings as well as experience working with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders. Brittany’s passions within the field include working with children with pediatric feeding disorder and children with complex medical diagnoses. Brittany has been an active board member of the Chicago Feeding Group since 2019, where she serves as part of their continuing education committee. When not at work, Brittany enjoys staying active and spending time with her husband and three young children.