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.
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.
PRESSURE COOKER , SOUS VIDE , STOVE TOP SMOKER
Are you pressed for time? Do you want to create a dish that tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen? Cooking in a Pressure Cooker or Instapot may be your go to tool.
Do you want perfectly cooked proteins every time? Learn how easy it is to cook Sous Vide.
A stove top smoker is a wonderful tool to get delicious smokey results.
Learn the techniques of cooking with these special tools to give you the exact results you are looking for.
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!
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.