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- Learn how to chooose seasonal vegetables and fruit, and why it matters to choose what is in season

- Ratatouille (yes made famous by the film, but few of us seem to know what this dish really is. We'll show you this classic French dish, kicked up Texas style!)

- Thai Green Curry with Crispy Tofu (lemongrass, Thai basil, cilantro, garlic, lime, so fresh and frangrant!)

- Grilled Mushroom Fettucine (once you try oyster, shitake, and cremini's this way, you will never want to cook them any differently)

- Sauteed Fennel and Cherry Tomatoes (with kalamata olives, white wine, and thyme)

- Herb identification and choosing

- Spice identification and choosing

This class is part of our Culinary Certificate program.  It is open to everyone to attend.  If you would like more information about our Certificate program, please click here.

Cooking Techniques Veggies, Herbs, & Spices is an in-depth study of how to cook these items without the need for recipes.  Cooking Techniques classes focus on specific cuts of meat or vegetables, teaching the most-used techniques of the classically trained chef. We focus on braising, stewing, poaching, steaming, sweating, frying, pan frying, sauteeing/browning, roasting, grilling, and broiling. Each class will focus on proper cooking and food temperatures. You will learn about how the animals are raised, best practices for sustainability, how to choose the right cuts, farming and fishing practices, and more.  We're so confident you'll learn more than in any other class offered by the competition that we guarantee it or your next class is on us! 

All of the classic cooking techniques can be applied so well to vegetables!  Understanding the difference between roasting veggies at 375 F vs. 450 F can be all the difference in flavor and texture.  Also, our an understanding of the right herbs and spices can take us on a culinary adventure throughout the world right from our own kitchen.

HOW LONG IS THE CLASS?

Approximately 3 hours

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

This class can accommodate diets that are: 

Vegetarian

Pork-Free

What Is Your Age Restriction Policy?

AGE RESTRICTIONS

At this time children under the age of 12 are NOT allowed to participate in ANY of our classes. No exceptions.

If you would like to enroll a teenager in one of our classes, a parent or guardian must be in attendance with him/her. He/she may ONLY attend baking classes, cooking fundamentals classes, and Saturday morning or afternoon classes.

PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF OUR EVENING CLASSES. All classes are BYOB and persons under the age of 18 MAY NOT attend evening classes - PERIOD. If anyone under the age of 18 arrives for an evening class, he/she will not be allowed to participate and monies will not be refunded.