CrossFit Specialty Course: Culinary Ninja - Thornton, CO - September 10, 2016

Thornton, Colorado
Saturday, September 10, 2016
CrossFit Specialty Course: Culinary Ninja - Thornton, CO - September 10, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016

CrossFit Eminence
864 East 78th Ave
Thornton, Colorado 80229
United States

Map and Directions

Course Description

Many CrossFitters are stuck in a “macro rut.” They isolate proteins, carbohydrates and fat in their meals, which, though useful, can often become bland and boring, leading to burnout.

Chef Nick Massie developed the concept of “functional food,” with which he teaches people how to build balanced recipes that are packed with flavor. His course takes the mystery out of meal prep and sets the foundation for turning you from a kitchen catastrophe into a Culinary Ninja.

This fun, highly interactive one-day course covers culinary basics in a lecture setting with practical application in a kitchen setting. While batch cooking is the focus, nutrition math, chef’s tips and tricks, and food theory are also covered. Course participants will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn the basics of balanced recipe development—basics that apply directly to CrossFit’s nutritional foundation.

Participants will leave with 16 self-prepared three-block meals, along with the knowledge and skills to continue their culinary journey.

If you are flying in and unable to take your meals home with you, they will be donated to a local charity or a member of the host gym. You will have the option, for a $75 supplement, to have 14 of Nick’s Ice Age Meals delivered to your home the Wednesday following he seminar.  You’ll receive 7 portions of Butternut Squash Lasagna and 7 portions of Chipotle Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash, the same meals we prepare in class.


  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with a 1-hour lunch break
  • Arrive at 8:30 a.m. to check in.



The default language for this course is English.

To Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt. 
  • Government-issued photo ID. 
  • All kitchen equipment will be provided. You need to bring a notepad, a pen/pencil, a water bottle, and a positive attitude. You will have the option to purchase a Culinary Ninja kit while at the course, which will be shipped to your home the following week. It consists of the same equipment that we use in class.

Credentials and Requirements

Those who attend the Culinary Ninja Course receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.

Contact Information

  • Please contact with any questions using the "send email" button below.

Payment Instructions

  • The fee for the Culinary Ninja Course is $399 (US dollars). This includes the cost of food for 16 three-block meals. Payment can be made via credit card or check.  The final balance is due paid in full three weeks prior to the course or your spot will be forfeited.  A $150 deposit is necessary to hold your place and payments may be made until three weeks prior to the course start date.

    Credit card payments can be made online during the course registration and the exchange rate is calculated automatically for payments drawn against non-US banks.

    Checks are accepted in US funds ONLY.  You must indicate for whom and for what course the payment is to be applied on the check.  In addition, complete and send this form with the check, using one of the two following options for sending the form and the check:

    CrossFit, Inc.
    P.O. Box 29869
    Phoenix, AZ 85038-9869


    Wells Fargo Lockbox
    Ref: CrossFit, Inc. Box 29869
    1305 W 23rd St
    Tempe, AZ 85282

CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc.