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crystal@culinaryconfidante.com  |  Tel. 847-579-9613

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In-Home

Culinary

 Coaching

Create the food that you want to eat

Details

In-home Culinary Coaching brings the cooking class to the client. Both Improv Coaching and Workshop Coaching formats are individually tailored to each client and can be scheduled as recurring or as a single session/workshop. 

Improv Coaching

The client's creativity and ideas drive Improv Coaching sessions. This one on one In-Home Culinary Coaching format will cover topics of the client's choice as well as related recommended content. Prior to the first session, pantry staples, kitchen equipment, and client interests will be discussed. Each 2-3 hour session will build on the previous sessions to achieve the client's culinary goals. Sessions may be scheduled weekly, monthly, or at the client's convenience.

The Improv Coaching format does not include grocery shopping or meal planning.  

Improv Coaching Session                           140.00

 

 

Workshop Coaching 

Beginning with knife skills and progressing through flavor profiles and various cooking methods, the In-Home Culinary Coaching Workshops are designed to give the client a well-rounded culinary experience. Workshops are individually tailored to each client and are designed around the equipment the client owns or would like to own. Recipe planning and ingredient shopping (when applicable) are included when you choose the Workshop Coaching format. 

Please see below for workshop descriptions.

 

Getting Started

 

The Getting Started Workshops provide a culinary foundation from which you can continue to build on. 

Pantry Design & Kitchen Organization

1-3 hours

70.00+

The Pantry Design Workshop will help you organize your kitchen like a chef. Together we will determine how to most efficiently utilize your kitchen storage areas including pantry, cabinets, refrigerator & freezer. Workshop length will vary by kitchen.

Meal Planning Fundamentals

1-3 hours

70.00+

Take the guesswork out of what to cook for dinner by planning ahead. During the Meal Planning workshop you will learn how to create nutritionally balanced meals based on the foods that you eat. We will also develop a full week's menu and discuss best practices for efficiently utilizing what's in your pantry and refrigerator. Additionally, we will briefly review ingredient shopping list tips. Workshop length dependent on complexity of client's diet. 

Grocery Shopping

1+ hours

70.00+

The Grocery Shopping Workshop will help you simplify your shopping experience. Held at the location of your choice, you will learn how to quickly shop for what you need to create a week's worth of meals. Produce, meat, dairy, pantry items and nutrition labels will all be addressed as well as any questions. This workshop is best taken after the meal planning workshop.

Knife Skills & Food Prep 101

2 hours

140.00*

Learning how to properly hold your knife will not only make you faster in the kitchen but safer. The Knife Skills & Food Prep Workshop will teach you what knives to use for what job and how to use them. You will also learn how to slice, dice, juilienne, and chiffonade while preparing a few simple recipes.

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*Food cost is additional and will vary depending on ingredient list and market price.

The Creative Process

 

The Creative Process Workshops provide guidance and direction so that you can effectively

bring your culinary ideas to life.  

Recipe Improv

2-3 hours

140.00

Using items from your pantry and refrigerator, The Recipe Improv Workshop will teach you how to creatively combine ingredients resulting in something delicious from seemingly useless ingredients. Prior to this workshop pantry staple items will be reviewed.

Ingredient Substitution

2-3 hours

200.00*

Whether you are trying to eat healthier, simply missing an ingredient for a recipe, or are avoiding certain foods for other reasons, the Ingredient Substitution Workshop will show you how to still eat the foods you crave while making the dietary changes you desire. Dairy, egg, wheat and other substitutions will be covered.

Flavor Profiles

2-3 hours

200.00*

Elevate your dish from bland to beautiful by learning how to season your food. During the Flavor Profiles workshop you will prepare different foods while exploring a variety of spices, textures and complimentary flavors.

Soups, Stocks & Sauces

2-3 hours

200.00*

The secret to a good soup is in the stock. Learn how to make stock from scratch during this workshop and different uses for the stock you create. Choose from creamy or broth based soups, as well as gravy tips and other sauce techniques. 

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*Food cost is additional and will vary depending on ingredient list and market price.

Kitchen Collaboration

 

Kitchen Collaboration Workshops dive a little deeper into specific culinary techniques. Adding these skills to your repertoire will take your culinary abilities to a new level.

Cooking Methods

2-3 hours

200.00*

Learn when to apply different techniques to achieve your desired product. While we will focus on healthy cooking methods, techniques covered may include: broiling, steaming, stewing, braising, sauteing, pan-frying, broiling, baking, poaching, and simmering. During the Cooking Methods workshop you will prepare a meal using methods of your choice.

Plant-Based Proteins

2-3 hours

200.00*

Soy, legumes, pulses, nuts & seeds.  Working with the proteins of your choice you will learn a variety of preparations based on your preferences.

The Herbivore: Plants & More

2-3 hours

200.00*

Including a variety of vegetables in your diet can be a challenge. The Herbivore workshop explores both leafy and grain-based salads including dressings, as well as vegetable cooking methods including blanching, roasting & caramelizing.

Breakfast: Beyond Eggs & Bacon

2-3 hours

200.00*

Whether you're looking for quick and easy, prepare ahead, or just new breakfast ideas the Breakfast workshop has got you covered. Choose your menu based on your morning schedule and what you'd like to eat. You'll never want to skip breakfast again. 

A la Carte

Is there something not listed above that you've always wanted to learn more about in the kitchen? Custom workshops are available. Ongoing workshop coaching packages can also be custom designed. Contact me for more information.

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*Food cost is additional and will vary depending on ingredient list and market price.

Workshop cost includes planning, ingredient shopping, workshop set up, hands-on instruction, and clean up. 

New Clients

Let's get to know each other. During this informal session we will determine which services will best fit your needs. We will also discuss your current cooking abilities, concerns or dietary restrictions, and identify your culinary goals. Consult may be in person or via phone and is always free. Click below and complete the Client Information form to get started.