Chef Don starts this very popular series with the absolute basics. This is a requisite class to begin our COOKING SCHOOL cook training classes. The complete culinary school training course is 4 months, and consists of 4 seminars, each a month long, (4 classes each), and concludes on the last class as a class cooking competition/graduation. Certificates of course completion will be awarded each student who completes the course. Many people inquire how they may obtain a cooking school basic training, but do not have the time to sign up at a culinary college. Our series will prepare you for a lifetime of creative experiences in the kitchen, and just maybe a entree to a culinary career. Our class will explain all the knives found in most kitchens, how to select and care for them. We will also cover the wide variety of cooking utensils, what they are used for and how to properly use them. Food safety is all important and this knowledge will be shared to get you started in the right direction. Many knife techniques will be covered including fish and chicken which each student will actually learn. Types of cooking will be demonstrated and the class will prepare Seafood Stew, Roast Chicken with Herbs, Rice Pilaf and Saute Vegetables, which we will share to celebrate completion of our first class.
CLASS #2: Chef Don presents another segment in the Back to Basics series. Join us to get the scoop on baking. Chef Don will lead this hands-on class in the preparation of; Crusty French Bread, Easy Yellow Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Cranberry Muffins, and Pate a Choux dough, from which we will create lovable and delicious Cream-Puff Swans. The creative ideas from this class will assure you baking success!
CLASS #3:Our guests expect vegetables on their plate so it is up to you to prepare exciting vegetable additions to your meals. Sign up for our in-depth class on properly preparing a variety of vegetables using different methods; Grilled, Micro-waved, Fried, Baked, Sautéed, Broiled and Raw. Our menu is Sautéed Green Beans with Almonds, Mixed Vegetable Tempura with dipping sauces, Broccoli Polonaise, Carrots Vichy, Grilled Zucchini, Stir-Fried Oriental Vegetables, Creative Crudités Vegetable basket with Hand Carved Vegetables, and so much more, without vegetables on your plate it is just not a meal!
Chef Don’s popular series for the novice cook continues with meat cookery. Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Veal will be covered in detail using popular methods. Our class will learn to grill Lamb Kabobs, braise Pork Chops, stewed Veal Paprika, bake a zesty Meat Loaf, and roast whole Top Round of beef. The proper techniques of cutting meat will be explained in great detail as well as choosing meat in the supermarket.