Now that's a knife! Learn using this cooking tool the right way!
Ever look into your kitchen drawer, see a knife and shudder at the thought of using it? What about watching people with knives... secretly wondering if they can truly move that fast and not cut themselves? What if you were able to learn from a Professional Chef on how it is done, practice it, make it permanent and turn your kitchen into a command center? (What?) Because that is how my students feel after they have learned their hands and have worked a knife for a few hours... confidant in the kitchen! Details: Location: In my command center, (aka apt) with a well equipped kitchen. What to expect: Intro to all the knives (4 to be exact) you will ever truly need in a kitchen to be successful. Thorough explanation of all the parts of a knife, cutting terms and proper technique, application of knowledge shared in class, learn how to cut foods that you specifically want to learn. Hand out explaining all knives, cuts and description on how to store and cut certain fruits and vegetables. **if you have a CSA or a Farm Share, then I am happy to help you learn how to work the mystery items that come to you weekly!
To be a great teacher, it is all about understanding how people learn and meeting a client where they are at. Food is very, very personal and nutrition can be confusing, as there is a lot of misinformation out there. My clientele ranges from large groups wanting to understand how to shop and prepare healthy food on a budget to athletes who need to understand what real food can do for their bodies while increasing their performance. I have loved working with food since I can remember. I truly enjoy learning different ways to teach people about food, cooking and nutrition. Most people love food, however preparing and cooking it can be intimidating. After teaching a cooking class, I am truly moved by my students who are shocked by what they learned to do. This is what I love about my work. I have a B. S. in Human Foods and Nutrition from the University of Maine at Orono. I've explored the culinary world far and wide and rose to the rank of Executive Pastry Chef in Resorts and Hotels. My primary objective is Nutrition Education, and I have partnered with the likes of Massachusetts Hospital Association, Tufts University School of Public Health, Google, and have conducted clinics at the Rock Climbing gyms in the Boston Area. I now own and run Lisa Caldwell your Kitchen Confidant, a small business dedicated to sharing everything I know about food, nutrition and cooking with all who want to know more for the betterment of themselves and the people that they love.
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