INDIVIDUAL COOKING LESSONS
In the comfort and familiarity of your own kitchen
From beginner basics to more advanced techniques, learn to prepare delicious and healthy meals for both every day and special occasions.
KNIFE SKILLS AND CUTTING TOOLS
For safe and efficient meal preparation
In this lesson you'll learn about proper knife handling, cleaning and sharpening. I'll show you how to determine which knife to use for various cutting tasks and demonstrate the different knife cuts. We'll go through the different types of cutting boards and the pros and cons of each. We'll also go over the proper use and care of the other communly used kitchen cutting tools.
HOME COOKS TOOLBOX
Use and care of kitchen tools and equipment
In this lesson we'll go over some essential items every kitchen should have and many items that aren't necessary but are very handy as well as some specialty items that are specific to certain cuisines or preparation methods. We'll walk through usage, cleaning and storage.
A WELL STOCKED PANTRY
Guide to Spices and Staples
Spices can really elevate your cooking and a well stocked pantry enables you to create a wide variety of dishes. I'll show you which items I always have on hand, how to use them and how to store them.
RULES OF THE KITCHEN
Basic rules to ensure success in your kitchen
This lesson focuses on some basic kitchen rules and standards that make cooking less stressful, more enjoyable and can help you feel more comfortable in the kitchen.
SAUTE OR PAN FRY?
Similar methods that lead to different results
Sauteing and Pan Frying are both commonly used cooking techniques that when performed properly result in tender flavorful dishes. Learn how and when to used each of these methods to create delicious meals.
COOKING IN LIQUIDS
When to simmer, stew or boil
Learn what the difference is between boiling, simmering and stewing and when to use which method for your desired results.
COOKING WITH DRY HEAT
Bake, broil, roast and grill
Three of these are my cold weather go to's and one is my summer stand by, go figure. Here I'll teach you all about these oven cooking methods as well as how to achieve moist and delicious dinners using the outdoor grill.
LET'S HAVE A PARTY!
Show what you've learned with family and friends
Together we'll plan a small dinner party for you and your guests using the tools and techniques you learned about in the first seven lessons. This lesson is a bonus gift for clients that take the Transition to Home Cooking course.