Kitchen Boot Camp
We are conducting both the Culinary Boot Camp (CBC) and Advanced Culinary Boot Camp (ABC) series with the Fall 2014 schedule starting in September.
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- Culinary Boot Camp will be held in our Grand Rapids location.
- Advanced Culinary Boot Camp will be held in our Grand Haven location.
Culinary Boot Camp (CBC)
Whether you're an amateur who never felt comfortable in the kitchen or an advanced home cook wanting to take your skills to the next level; our ten-week Culinary Boot Camp is just right for you. Our professional chefs condensed their entire first year of Culinary School studies into ten fun-filled evenings of intensive cooking adapted to the home. Instead of only teaching you recipes, we go beyond them and explore the techniques that are the foundations for all recipes.
During this exciting ten-week course, you will become well-versed in the fundamentals of cooking. Through hands-on cooking and chef demonstrations, you will learn knife skills, kitchen terminology, stocks, sauces, dry-heat cooking methods (roasting, grilling, sauteing, pan-frying, and stir-frying), and moist-heat cooking methods (braising, shallow poaching, deep poaching, and steaming).
By understanding what's "under the hood" of a recipe (what makes it work) helps you pull it off to perfection every time. You'll learn the basic science and proper cooking methods that will make all cooking a breeze, from quick weeknight family meals to entertaining for a crowd!
Advanced Culinary Boot Camp (ABC)
Advanced Boot Camp is a nine-part series on the principles of flavor profiles and international cuisines. These classes build on the techniques established in our popular Culinary Boot Camp series by showcasing nine unique styles of ethnic cooking. Each of the segments focuses on a different region of the world and highlights specific ingredients and cooking methods. The goal of our entire program is to give participants the confidence to create dishes rather than just follow recipes.
Significant cooking experience or completion of our Culinary Boot Camp is suggested.
Baking Boot Camp (BBC)
Many people are intimidated by baking, but whether you're a first-time baker, or a seasoned pro, my six-week Baking Boot Camp will teach you the skills and techniques to make every baking day a good one.
During Baking Boot Camp, you will learn the fundamentals of baking from our professional chefs.