4. Culinary instruction (14)
Here’s a quick overview of cutting boards that I like, and don’t like, what works, what doesn’t … Will be good to have various sizes. And good to have several so that you can designate one for fish, meat, fruit/veggies, and even one specifically for onions/garlic. Although, most boards will clean up and be odor [...]
This is a team building session with a scavenger hunt (see below), staged in the kitchen. Getting to know the kitchen and ingredients from a chef’s point of view. Here’s the timeline for a previous group: 2:30 – 3pm: Arrival. 3:00: Do scavenger hunt in teams of 2 or 3 people. 3:20: Make 3 dishes, in teams of [...]
Homemade protein bars. At the end of this demo employees will know: Why protein bars are a good snack How and why to choose nuts, dried fruits, protein powders The health benefits of nuts, fruit, powders, flavors How to make protein-rich bars and avoid making a fruit bar How to sustain energy Healthy symptoms of sustained [...]
“Lunch and learns” are for employees who want to bring home the ease and grace of cooking healthfully. Eating for Health is by far the best health insurance one can buy, do, have. In this version, I have a Italian lunch, a Thai lunch and breakfast for lunch. After designing each lunch I see that [...]
This is a cooking-show style demo, will be suited for a site with limited space, and for those who have an hour lunch break. Themes to choose from, can choose two: Eating for health Cooking with greens Budgeting food, time, space The fastest way to cook just about anything How to store produce Bulk/batch cooking [...]
Spices R us! We made outstanding tasting food! Photos and more info to come.
Using what I have in the pantry I came up with a very tasty cranberry sauce for my cooking demo this past Saturday at Monta Vista Market.
The theme I picked for my recent cooking demo at Monta Vista Market was “Thanksgiving Leftovers.” And I gave myself the challenge of coming up with unique recipes. Click here to see my more normal recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers: egg scramble and fritatta. Below are: Pumpkin Pie Pancakes Pumpkin Pie Dumplings Marzipan Mashed Potatoes Cranberry [...]
The feast starts with the Thanksgiving meal, but it certainly doesn’t end there. It’s just the beginning of an adventure designed by you the cook for re-purposing the glorious leftover food.
Holding a knife is one of the basic things I cover when working with clients in the kitchen. Here are a few videos that I found to be helpful, and entertaining… Short and sweet, to the point. How to hold a knife Alton Brown gives us the low down on SHUN knives. Worth watching for [...]