Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen looking to progress beyond boiling water or an advanced home cook wanting to take your cooking to the next level, the 6-week cooking basics series is just right for you.
In this cooking class series, you’ll go beyond merely following recipes to explore the cooking techniques that are the foundations for all recipes. Understanding what makes a recipe work rather than just how to follow it blindly will help you pull off dishes to perfection every time! Chef Frank will help you learn to be confident in the kitchen and teach you how to improvise using ingredients you find in your kitchen. You’ll learn the basic science and proper cooking methods that will make all cooking a breeze, from quick weeknight family meals to entertaining for a crowd! When we are finished cooking each week, we'll sit down together to enjoy the meal we've just prepared.
Take the whole course and pay for only 5 of the 6! Or come along to individual classes. For the whole series, contact Wendy at 022 077 4651 for the special price.
WEEK 1: KNIVES, STONES AND STEELS: SKILLS AND MISE EN PLACE
We start your training with basic, essential skills in the kitchen and working with your most important tools – your knives. We show you all sorts of knives and what they are used for, how to sharpen and hone your knife to perfection. Then we move on to Knife Cuts (brunoise, julienne, chiffonade, etc). You’ll learn about cutting surfaces, setting up a work station, proper prep procedures, keeping food fresh and safe, and the basics of kitchen safety. Get ready to become the best home chef you can be!
Once you've practiced that, you will use your new skills to make dinner which you’ll enjoy with a glass of vino or juice