The goal of this four-night beginner series is about building 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.
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: (April 2) Basic Knifes Skills; Simple Stocks and Soups; Easy Vegetable Prep
Week 2: (April 9) Moist Heat Cooking Methods; Simple Sauces; Equipment for Moist Heat
Week 3: (April 16) Dry Heat Cooking Methods; Simple Sauces; Equipment for Dry Heat
Week 4: (April 23) Pasta, Rice, and Grains; Modern Casseroles; Pantry Extras
Classes are held on consecutive Thursdays this spring. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the session.
A light snack prepared by our staff and non-alcoholic beverages provided – so you can survive!