Q: Is this a cooking class? Do you have credentials as a chef?
A: They’re not cooking classes that focus on technique or development of particular technical culinary skills. Nor am I a chef with classical culinary training. Our workshops center around using ingredients, many of which are from the garden, in the kitchen. The focus of the workshops is to highlight specific foods to learn more about them so that we can incorporate them into our lives and thereby appreciate them more.
Q: What types of topics are covered in the workshops?
A: Workshops primarily address two areas of interest: (1) using local produce and (2) gluten-free baking. For the produce-based workshops, they are organized seasonally. Some may be organized around a particular plant family (example: solanaceae or nightshade which includes tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant). Then others are organized around produce from various plant families that marry well because they mature within the same season (example: potatoes, parsnips, shallots). For workshops that address gluten-free baking, there is a new world of ingredients, information, and techniques that are just exploding as more and more people adopt a gluten-conscious lifestyle.
Q: Is there any limit on the number of participants for each workshop?
A: Yes, each workshop can accommodate up to eight participants.
Q: What is the format of the workshop? How are they organized?
A. Each workshop is unique, but there are some similarities in the logistics of how they are all run. We will explore the historical lore of the featured foods looking at the cultural context that they come from. We will then look at the physical attributes of the food and try to understand any nuances that might be relevant to us. We often , we will explore different methods of preparing the items and use our taste buds to test them out. The specific format will be tailored to suit your overall objectives.
Q: How much do workshops cost?
A: Workshops are priced per person and this cost varies according to the specific objectives of the session. Generally, the cost per person is between $35 and $65. If you have a particular budget for your group, we're happy to work with you to find a solution that will be satisfactory. We can usually scale up or down the workshop according to the specific components that we include or exclude. Please contact us at 402-452-8004 for further information and brainstorming on what we can offer you!
Q: How can I schedule a custom workshop for my small group?
A: Please reach us by clickiing Contact Us or by callilng Sabrina at 402-452-8004. We'd love to provide you with further information, develop a session plan, and put your workshop on our calendar!