Cooking with Kitchen Assistant

Come cook with us in our kitchen

If you are in the Roanoke, VA region, come cook with us.

Do you want to sharpen your skills?
Is your son or daughter about to jump off into their new career and you want to give them a social advantage?
With a little guidance, real skills can be developed and no one needs to sweat in a restaurant kitchen.
We offer both private and group cooking lessons.
Hands on classes that will build fundamental culinary skills.

Courses cover

  • Fundamental techniques such as, organization, mise en place, and making stocks.
  • Knife skills. Learn how to prep fast and efficiently! Usually chefs learn how to use a knife in school or in their first jobs. We will show you how to use the chefs most important tool.
  • The different cooking techniques, Searing, braising, baking, poaching, grilling and more
  • Sauces. You will learn and make all of the basic sauce types. More importantly learn the saucier tricks of the trade.
  • Specific recipes. We will walk you through dozens of specific fine dinning recipes.

Course format

  • One on One individual classes - $60/hour For private, intensive training.
  • Small group classes - $40/student/hour for classes of 3 students - book a group of friends, have fun, learn and cook
  • Dinner and a show - $200/couple (up to 2 couples) sit back, have a glass of wine and watch the chef cook a 7 course meal. A unique opportunity to observe, pick up technique and then enjoy a fabulous meal.
    You will be able to talk directly to the chef as they cook, asking questions, watching and soaking in professional culinary technique.
  • 5 lesson progression - 5 sessions, each one building on the previous ones. Combining culinary fundamentals, knife skills, specific technique and actual recipes. when the progression is over you will be a strong cook with fundamental culinary confidence.
  • Individual Technique Classes - one class, one subject, focused and thorough.

Typical Class Contents

Class I

Knife Skills
  • Dice an Onion
  • Finely Mince a Shallot
  • Chiffonade
  • Mise en Place
  • Clarified Butter
  • Proper Searing technique
  • Pan seared scallops with curried beurre blanc sauce
  • Pan seared chicken breast with lemon basil reduced cream sauce
  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Pan tossed asparagus

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