Upcoming Classes & Demos

I have been teaching cooking classes for home cooks of all levels for many years, and it is the part of my job that gives me the most joy. I really enjoy taking the mystery out of cooking and showing people that you don’t have to be a snobby-know-it all-chef to make amazing meals at home. Whether you are cooking for your family or for a larger crowd, I truly believe on Chef Gusto’s (from the Pixar’s Ratatouille) motto: “Anyone can cook”

I also believe that anyone can find joy in preparing meals, you just need a little technical knowledge (where I come in) and a bit of heart (where you come in). Please join me in any of these cooking classes, or all of them,  I promise we’ll have fun and learn together, and oh yea! we’ll stuff our bellies too!

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All of these cooking classes are being held at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. They have great facilities and offer special discounts for members.

Basic Cooking Techniques

This series of classes covers the basic techniques from knife cuts and their proper names to sauces and their uses. Create a béchamel sauce from scratch and turn it into the perfect mac & cheese, sauté vegetables and turn that into a stir fry, and learn the steps of braising to create a scrumptious sherry mushroom chicken stew. Sign up for one or take the series to get all the basic skills

Class Date Time
Knife Skills 10-09-2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Sauces 10-16-2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Sauteing & Braising 10-23-2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Holiday Tamales

Have you always wanted to learn how to make tamales? Learn the art of making fresh masa, seasonal fillings such as rajas (poblano chile strips), chicken barbacoa and for dessert, a decadent Nutella version. Learn how to assemble, wrap, and steam these tasty little packages as well as the best way to store and reheat. At the end of class, you’ll have the recipes and the experience to make your own tamale party at home for any celebration.

Class Date Time
Holiday Tamales 10-21-2017 10:00am – 1:00pm
Holiday Tamales 12-15-2017 10:00am – 1:00pm
Holiday Tamales 12-16-2017 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Thanksgiving Sides

We all know the best part of Thanksgiving is the sides. Discover simple yet fabulous gourmet sides for your feast. We’ll learn to make potato gratin with gruyere and leeks, sausage and cranberry stuffing, green beans with Italian gremolata, and the perfect herb gravy.

Class Date Time
Thanksgiving Sides 11-13-2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Thanksgiving Leftovers

What to do with all that Thanksgiving turkey and extra sides? Come and learn how to turn your leftovers into amazing dinners. Make turkey pot pies, stuffing hash with eggs, and ham and potato croquettes.

Class Date Time
Thanksgiving Leftovers 11-21-2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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