We’ll make a delicious, locally-sourced meal centering on Petaluma’s abundant local produce. I’ll teach you knife and cooking skills. Dishes may include broth, soup, unusual vegetables, grains, and seafood. You will learn knife skills such as the proper way to cut an onion. You will learn the "start-and-stop-and-start" method of preparing risotto so you can finish it in 10 minutes right before serving it. You will have the opportunity to be hands-on with virtually all of these dishes, learning good technique by doing it once you see the proper way demonstrated to you. I will teach you some of my grandmother's recipe, taught to her by her husband, my grandfather, and then modernized just a bit by me to make it easier for cooks to do today. We’ll have vegetables from the local farmer’s market and a simple yet delightful dessert to round out the meal. I’ll provide local Sonoma county wine (or non-alcoholic beverages instead, if you’d prefer). We’ll eat outdoors on our gazebo if weather permits, or indoors in a formal dining room if not. If you book all four places for your group, we can customize the menu to the kinds of items you want to learn to cook, creating a 4-course menu for you to enjoy as well.
I’m a trained chef and lifelong cooking enthusiast with a background in hotel food and beverage management. I went to culinary school in San Francisco and have lived all over the country and traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe, always seeking out the best and most interesting foods to share with others. I am a food writer, a restaurant consultant, and I love to help others cook better by learning proper technique and great cooking "hacks." My husband, Walter and I take at least one day every week to tour the areas wineries, breweries, and cool foodie places
Dinner and dessert I'll provide all the ingredients to cook a four-course meal including dessert, as well as cooking…
Complimentary wine I'll serve wine with the meal, or can provide non-alcoholic beverages if preferred.
Petaluma is situated in lower Sonoma County, so we’ll have a bevy of fresh local products at our disposal (not to mention fantastic wine). We’ll use herbs from my personal backyard garden, as well as fruits and vegetables from local vendors and my offsite gardens.
最多4人參加，年齡須滿12歲。 每位參加者必須自行了解使用的食材，並與體驗達人溝通相關飲食限制或過敏情形。 生食或食用半熟的肉類、家禽、海鮮、貝類或雞蛋，可能會提高感染食源性疾病的可能性，參加者也應當將此風險納入考量。 Guests must be comfortable standing and moving about on their feet for several hours. Guests should be aware that we have two "couch-potato"…
As this is a hands-on cooking class, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes for standing. We have two small dogs who are quite friendly. There is plenty of parking here.
Learn to cook in scenic wine country