Response to COVID-19

Covid-19: My goal has always been for everyone to be comfortable and safe. Now, I do so with COVID-19 requirements and protocols.

Knife Skills Class

As a “personal trainer for your kitchen,” it is my goal to build your culinary muscles and show you tools and techniques for success.

The most coveted of techniques: KNIFE SKILLS.

I will quickly cover the basics: the design of the chef knife, how to hold a chef knife, and the uses of a chef knife. And then, we will start slicing and dicing.

I’m excited to show you how to cut a bell pepper! …and avoid all the seeds.

Reinventing leftovers

“Encore Presentations” refresh • reinvent • reinvigorate your leftovers A cooking class dedicated to showing how to change leftovers into a newly inspired dish. Click here to book this class. This is a 3-hour PRIVATE cooking class for up to 6 people. “Encore Presentations: Bringing back leftovers with renewed flare!” News flash! –leftovers do not […]

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.

Lunch and Learn, version #4

scavenger hunt lunch and learn

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 a timeline for a previous group: 2:30 – 3pm:  Arrival, introductions. 3:00: Do scavenger hunt in teams of 2 or 3 people. 3:20: Make 3 dishes, in teams […]

How to hold a chef’s knife

Holding a knife is one of the basic things I cover when working with clients in the kitchen. Here are a five videos I found to be helpful, and entertaining… 1) Short and sweet, to the point. 2) How to hold a knife 3) Alton Brown gives us the low down on SHUN knives. Worth […]

How to make tender chicken

I’ve found that there are quintessential steps to take in order to have the most tender chicken you can imagine. Preparing the chicken #1 > If you are going to cut the chicken breast before cooking, then do so when the meat is COLD. #2> Cut the COLD chicken breast by cutting against the grain (see […]