Learn to Cook with Chef Ian Knauer- Oct/Nov 2018

Learn to Cook with Chef Ian Knauer- Oct/Nov 2018


In this course, we cover everything that beginners in the kitchen needs to know in order to create great meals. If you missed out on learning how to cook, you will learn the foundational techniques used in every cookbook, as well as how to improvise with confidence using whatever ingredients you have on hand! 

The first 3 classes consist of class-room like instruction with lecture, demonstrations and hands-on practice. They will be approximately 2 to 2.5 hrs long.

In the final class (3- 3.5 hrs), students will implement all they have learned by preparing a full meal using each of the core techniques culminating in a sit-down meal to be enjoyed together!

Course Details:
10/26/18: Knife skills and simple sauces (oil and vinegar dressing, Bechamel, rum or caramel)

11/2/18: Searing, Braising, Stewing (learn the subtle differences between braising and stewing and when to use which, and the basic technique of why and when to sear)

11/9/18: Roasting and Poaching (learn dry versus wet techniques, when to use)

11/15/18 (THURSDAY): Course meal prepared by students using all techniques. Example meal:

Celery and Apple Salad with Toasted Almonds and Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano or Minestrone (Knife)

Salt Roasted Beets or Whole Roasted Cauliflower (Roast)

Braised Chicken, Sous-vide Fish or Boeuf Bourguignon (Braise, Poach, or Stew)

Potatoes Dauphinoise or Roasted Potatoes (Braise, Roast)

Pavlova, Tart, or Clafouti or seared or broiled fruit

Fresh bread

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