My seasonal and local food cooking classes will satisfy the needs of both knowledgeable Vancouver Island locavores and cooks new to the concept of eating locally. With a focus on fresh, seasonal, local, sustainable ingredients, and delicious, unpretentious recipes, these cooking classes are a cut above the rest.
In this hands-on cooking class with Chef Heidi, you will get more comfortable with a knife, and learn classic cutting skills that will level up your home cooking and increase your meal prep speed. We will cover different knives and their uses, the basic care of knives, and how to cut vegetables and fruits with ease. Learn how to chop, slice, dice, mince, and julienne safely, quickly, and efficiently. We will be using our cut vegetables to make a delicious meal to share at the end of class, including fresh cut salsa, bruschetta, minestrone, stir fry, and fruit salad.
Knives will be provided, but Chef Heidi encourages you to bring in your own knives and cutting boards to practice with, if desired. (Basic knife requirements are a large (6-inch to 10-inch) chef's knife OR santoku knife AND a small paring knife.)