Plating Magic – finding your artistic flare

This is a class for chefs who already know what it means to make great meals but have yet to discover how to make them look on the plate as wonderful as they taste to the palate. Learn what it means to add the sense of sight to taste and smell to produce dishes that are distinctively who you are and express both your cooking expertise and your esthetic sense.

My first chef competition

About the competition The Recipe, a PDF The Media: Mercury News

Mystery Bag Challenge, team building cooking party

Mystery Basket Challenge, a team building cooking experience and, a fun way to spend time with friends. Here are a few pics of what teams have made: This is a 1-hour competition and mingling event. This team building experience is very quick, and engaging, making fast decisions, creating a product (appetizer) within 20 minutes. Within […]

Cooking lesson: salads and salad dressings

A lesson plan for learning the fundamentals of Salads and Salad Dressings

How to sear fish fillet or steak

Learn how to sear fish fillets and steaks: this is a basic recipe, and the notes include tips and tricks.

Cooking lesson: Braised Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

This cooking lesson plan is for those who want healthy FAST and EASY cooking …cooking chicken on the stovetop while the vegetables are cooking in the oven.

Cooking lesson: Healthy Eggs and Pancakes

A cooking lesson plan for making healthy eggs and grain-free pancakes.

Cooking lesson: the basics of poaching, steaming and seasoning

Choose this cooking lesson to learn the basics of poaching, steaming and seasoning.

Cooking lesson: knife skills and searing, sauteing, braising

This cooking lesson plan is for those who want to cover the basics of knife skills, and 3 stove-top cooking methods, using chicken, veggies and dried herbs.

Mystery Basket “Chopped” competition

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A fun foodie competition – just 20 minutes to finish a dish.