Our goals for this four-day 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: (January 11) Basic Knifes Skills; Easy Vegetable Prep; All About Eggs
Week 2: (January 18) Soups, Stocks, and Simple Sauces
Week 3: (January 25) Moist Heat Cooking Methods;
Week 4: (February 1) Dry Heat Cooking Method
Classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays. A light snack prepared by our staff and non-alcoholic beverages provided – so you can survive!