CULINARY BASICS COOKING SERIES – $425 – 4 Weeks – Mondays, 9/9/19- 7pm

Date(s) - 09/09/2019 - 09/30/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Event Details


Mondays, 9/9/19-9/30/19      7:00pm-9:30pm

Mondays, 10/21-11/11/19     7:00pm-9:30pm

  • Classes designed for the novice cook with little or no culinary experience
  • Basic Cooking Techniques  – Roasting, Sautéing, Grilling, Baking
  • Knife Skills Instruction and Practice

Class #1 – Basic Knife Skills and Meal Preparation Learn how to Chop, Slice, Julienne and Dice vegetables quickly and efficiently.  Explore the more complicated Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and Tourne knife cuts to get confident and create variety for your dishes. Learn many cooking techniques for easily-prepared meals with chicken and beef:

  • Parmesan Risotto-Style Orzo Pasta
  • Carne Asada with Oregano Lime Chayote Squash
  • Ajieco Stew (Chicken, Potato and Corn Stew)
  • Spiced Peruvian Chickpea Cakes

Class #2 – This class shows students how quickly and easily International Meals can be prepared from start to finish using organizational techniques, knife skills, and cooking techniques learned during the previous class.

  • Pan-Seared Chicken with Fresh Tomato-Herb Sauce
  • Kalamata Lemon Orzo Pasta
  • Asian Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Thai-Style Cucumber Rice Noodles
  • Grilled Carne Asada with Guacamole, Rice Pilaf, Sour Cream, Olives and Tortillas
  • Mom’s Meatloaf Cupcakes with Smashed Potato Frosting

Class #3 – Hearty Potatoes and Homemade Pastas and Sauces are added to the menu with delicious accompanying Sauces – lighter versions of these hearty dishes are discussed.

  • Bolognese Meat Sauce Tagliatelle
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Pasta with House-Dried Herbs
  • Herb and Cheese Spaetzle with Cream Sauce
  • Garlic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
  • Roasted Red Pepper Potatoes au Gratin

Class #4 – Final class covers basic sanitation, safety and cooking techniques with Fish and Shellfish recipes. Feel free to bring some wine for the end of the last class.

  • Seared Spice-Crusted Ahi Tuna with Sesame Dressing
  • Brown Rice and Soy Edamame
  • Salmon Steamed in Wine and Herbs
  • Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Mint Basil Pesto Bass Vegetable Packets
  • Sole Vin Blanc with Ginger-Lime-Scallion Butter
  • Seared Chipotle-Spiced Shrimp
  • Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with French Dressing
  • Shiitake Asparagus Sauté


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