From our organizers:
Learn How to Cook at the Brooklyn Kitchen! This series is designed to take you from novice cook to culinary rockstar in just 7 weeks. Students will gain legit knife skills, master multiple meat preparations, learn to elevate dishes with sauces, get confident with yeasted doughs and desserts, make fresh pasta like a champ, and more! Our objective? To get you the skills you need to make satisfying meals for yourself and those around you. It’s time to throw that dinner party you’ve always dreamed of. It’s time to learn how to cook!
Classes are on Mondays at 7pm starting on June 4, and will run consecutively for 7 weeks (excluding the week of July 2).
June 4 – Knife Skills
Topics include mise en place, organization and efficiency in the kitchen; slicing, dicing, and mincing; stir-frying; balancing flavors; fermentation
June 11 – Meat
Topics include safe handling, breaking down chicken, seasoning, braising, the Maillard reaction, breading
June 18 – Sauces and Condiments
Topics include emulsified sauces (vinaigrette and aioli), mornay sauce, herb sauce, pan sauce
June 25 – Dough
Topics include yeasted dough, pasta dough, pate a choux, gluten formation and kneading
July 9 – Fish
Topics include searing, steaming en papillote, raw preparations, poached preparations, shucking oysters
July 16 – Desserts
Topics include buttercream, creaming method for cakes, whipping cream, mousse, clafoutis
July 23 – Culmination
Students will apply what they’ve learned from the previous 6 weeks to execute a multi-course meal without recipes!
Students will enjoy a full meal at the end of every class.
Price of class includes printed materials, a notebook and pen, a bench scraper, and an apron. Knives will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.