Our goals for this six-session daytime beginner series is to build your skills and confidence, as well as training your taste buds. At the completion of the Beginner series, you will be ready to put together simple meals for yourself and family from basic pantry items.
Students will learn the basics of knife skills, simple soups and stocks, and sauces; easy vegetable preparations; how to cook eggs; and the methods for cooking familiar cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and fish. We will cover building a pantry of ingredients and selecting a small battery of equipment, as well as tips for menu planning, nesting tasks, shopping the grocery store, and sources for ingredients.
Who should take it: Individuals who can cook as long as they have a recipe in front of them, or for those who have been cooking for years but have never had formal training and lack confidence about what they’re doing in the kitchen.
Week 1: Basic Knifes Skills and Kitchen Tips September 6, 2019
Week 2: Soups and Simple Sauces September 13, 2019
Week 3: Poach and Steam, Stew and Braise September 20, 2019
Week 4: Saute, Sear, Stir-fry September 27, 2019
Week 5: Eggs and Veggies October 4, 2019
Week 6: Pasta, Rice, and Whole Grains October 11, 2019
Classes are held on consecutive Fridays.