Chef 101 September (Thursdays, 7, 14, 21, 28 ;6pm)
Chef 101 September (Thursdays, 7, 14, 21, 28; 6pm)
Not prerequisite to individual classes in this schedule, but definitely recommended for anyone looking to build a bit more confidence in basic skills.
Class 1 – Introduction to the Kitchen:
Basic knife skills, kitchen safety, culinary terms, identification of produce, and an introduction to kitchen tools and cookware. Students will learn cooking skills related to preparation of vegetables: blanching, steaming, sautéing and grilling.
Class 2 – Mastering the Stovetop:
Identification, selection, trimming, and portioning of meat, fish and poultry, and the creation of quick and easy sauces. Students will learn cooking skills related to the basics of pan-sautéing each item, including the creation of a quick complementary sauce to accompany each item.
Class 3 – Roasting the Main Course:
Basic techniques of roasting – focusing on meat, fish and poultry again, but this time using the whole cut. Students will learn the “dry heat” method of cooking, and will work with different temperatures and times to achieve different results.
Class 4 – Grilling the Main Course:
Grilling is a year-round cooking option in southern California, and is often the preparation method of choice for the main course. Planning for a grilled main course is tricky, as the grill may require constant tending. For meal planning, the game plan can be challenging.
$325 for four classes