Details

Culinary Confidante offers a variety of fun and engaging Workshops for individuals, small and large groups. Workshops for larger groups are done in a cooking demonstration format with hands-on opportunities available. Smaller groups will allow a more hands-on experience for participants. Workshop length, topics, and set up can be designed to fit your needs. Contact me for a detailed estimate.

I look forward to cooking with you!

 

Foundations

 

Pantry Design & Kitchen Organization

1-3 hours

125.00+

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

125.00+

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

125.00+

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 selection, nutrition labels, and pantry staples will be addressed as well as any questions. This workshop is best taken after the meal planning workshop.

Knife Skills & Food Prep 101

2 hours

250.00*

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 and/or prepping a few simple recipes.

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

 

Creativity

 

Recipe Improv

2 hours

250.00

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 hours

250.00*

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 hours

250.00*

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, Stews & Sauces

2 hours

250.00*

Choose creamy or broth based soups, chunky flavorful stews or from a variety of sauces. Seasoning with spices, salt, fat, acid, and heat will all be covered. A perfect workshop any time of year; includes warm and chilled soups. 

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

Mastery

 

Cooking Methods

2 hours

250.00*

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 hours

250.00*

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

Salads

2 hours

250.00*

Explore both leafy and grain-based salads during this workshop while learning what dressings will complement your dish. Dressing preparation included. 

Breakfast: Beyond Eggs & Bacon

2 hours

250.00*

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. 

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