Learn the proper way to sharpen, maintain and use your knives. This class focuses on chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing. Learn special cuts such as chiffonade, julienne, brunoise, supreme and more. Learn which knife is best at tackling the job at hand.
This class can be done in two different manners.
The first, where you create and dine on a meal you create, with the ingredients you chop.
The second, where you bring your own ingredients of what you would like to practice on. You take home the ingredients you brought with you, so that you can use them at home.
INTO THE OVEN -ROASTING
Roasting is one of the easiest of cooking techniques. This is especially true if you are entertaining. With minimal amount of attention, your food will be concentrating and deepening its flavors, while sealing in succulence at the same time. Learn how to select the correct pan for your ingredient. Learn timing and temperature guidelines as well as oven rack placement.
FLAVORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Treat your taste buds to a trip around the world by using unfamiliar spices and cuisines. A world of flavor awaits you.
This delicious Spanish Dish is a party waiting to happen. You can customize this dish to suit your palate. I enjoy using chicken, sausage and shrimp. Seafood and Vegetarian Paellas are delicious as well.
GREAT ON THE GRILL
Appetizers, Salads, Entrees and Desserts; learn how to prepare delicious recipes for the grill. The grill imparts wonderful flavors.
Learn the techniques to create this delicious Italian dish. Make several different varieties or add it as a course to your custom designed meal. It is also a wonderful dish to use up left over scraps from previously prepared meals.
COOKING UNDER PRESSURE
Are you pressed for time? Do you want to create a dish that tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen?
Learn the techniques of cooking with a pressure cooker to shave minutes, even hours off your time spent in the kitchen.
THE ART OF SOUFFLE
Souffles are not difficult to make once you master the technique. Don't tell anyone though. They will always impress.
MEAT FABRICATION, PAN SAUTE TECHNIQUES, PAN SAUCES
Learn what to look for when purchasing your protein. Learn how to properly trim the product. Learn how and when to perfectly season your protein. Learn how to select the proper pan to cook your protein. Learn how to perfectly cook your protein to you and your guests liking. Learn the technique of creating delicious and quick pan sauces which will complement your meal.
GOURMET SERIES BASICS
Become more confident in the kitchen by taking the knife skills, meat fabrication and pan sauting and roasting classes. This series
includes all three classes with special pricing. You are never too young or old to learn more about cooking, and will always learn something new. Julia Child was 37 when she began studying the Culinary Arts.
Shellfish never disappoints when you need a fancy meal that pulls out all the stops. Whether it be in an appetizer, soup, salad or entrée, shellfish says special!
FEARLESS ABOUT FISH
Learn the different techniques to cook fish. My favorite technique includes using a stove top smoker. Roasting and pan sauting are two other techniques to cook your fish. Fish is also wonderful in soups, such as a delicious bisque, gumbo or chowder.
HOME MADE PASTA
Learn how easy it is to make your own fresh pasta with sauces to accompany.
Learn to prepare simple yet delicious appetizers. Any of these would be the perfect way to start a meal, or create a delicious appetizer buffet. Learn which store bought items to have on hand to prepare quick and easy appetizers for entertaining on a moments notice.
PLATING AND SAUCES
Learn how to prepare the classic crème anglaise, chocolate, berry coulis, and caramel sauce to make your or a store bought dessert look like a 5 star restaurant. Also learn how sugar and water can create delicious caramel creations to insert into your creations for an extra special effect. This is a fun event for teens as well as adults.