Mom's Kitchen 101 (1:00)
Course: Mom's Kitchen 101
Instructor: Alex Perez
Class Description: Let's be real, cooking a well balanced meal is not easy; especially when you have kids running around asking for snacks or you have soccer practice for 3 different kids..etc. In this class, parents will be able to learn basic kitchen hacks, and techniques ( from a restaurant trained chef) to help make things move more efficiently in the kitchen. Through the process of hands-on learning, parents will learn how to make them more efficient in the kitchen. whether that is how to dice an onion faster, (crying optional) or how to cook a chicken without it being dry and rubbery...etc. Join Chef Alex for a practical, yet tasty class.
Curriculum: Instructor developed
Homework Requirements: n/a
Duration: 28 weeks
Teacher Bio: I’m Alex Perez and I love food, whether it’s cooking it, plating it, or teaching about it. I love it! Speaking of teaching, I teach all sorts of eating...oh I mean cooking classes. 😉 I am excited to share over 18 years of professional cheffin’ experience with children of all ages. I earned my Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and from there worked in all sorts of restaurants and kitchen environments, cooking for students, hospitals, CEO’s and even United States Generals. I have 3 (well 2.5) awesome little sous chefs. When they hear the mixer start or smell something in the kitchen, they will quickly come running and ask "whatcha making," or "can I help?" Seeing them grow in their knowledge and love for food, is something I am very proud of. They have truly given me a passion for teaching, and while I enjoy teaching all ages, I am most passionate about teaching and learning alongside kids (probably because I am a big kid in a grown-up body). Each of my students will learn the fundamental skill of reading recipes, as well as the basic, but vital kitchen skills needed to bake any dish. Along the way they will also be learning the science that all chefs learn as we create and play with each ingredient. Food is the tastiest science there is after all. I truly believe that in addition to gaining cooking/baking knowledge, answering the "why" or "how" something happened engages students and gives them more confidence in their new skills. The science behind cooking is often skipped over, but it’s a fun addition to any cooking course. And that’s the key to all of my classes. Fun is a requirement and I look forward to having fun in the kitchen with your student.