Andrew Kotheimer ● Cooking Basics 101 ● Classes Meet Wednesdays September 7th Through October 12th
Familiar in your kitchen, but looking to sharpen your skills? Then this class is for you! Learn from a chef whose 30 years of experience includes a wide variety of skills honed over his career in the culinary arts. Chef Andrew, who was trained by master chef George Vogelbacher at Nicole St Pierre, will take 6 weeks to impart the basic skills that all chefs should have in their culinary arsenal.
The course will cover proper knife skills, stocks and basic sauce making, soups, salads and vinaigrettes. This class will also cover techniques such as sauteing, braising, slow roasting, roasting, pan frying, baking and in-home grilling. Chef will walk you through how to break down a whole chicken into individual pieces and teach you the secrets to cooking beef, seafood, chicken, vegetables and starches. Proper pie crust techniques will also be covered. Since you will learn on appliances like you have at home, you will feel much more comfortable in your own kitchen. You will be confident enough to try making new dishes and creating your own recipes. As an added bonus, one week will be dedicated to french macarons with the assistance of our Executive Pastry Chef, Jessica Stauble. Class size is limited for optimal one-on-one instruction. Aprons, utensils, equipment and complete knife sets are provided.
*Sign up early because the class size is limited to allow for instruction