"Kitchen Coaching" because I can only give you the kitchen and cooking techniques, the taste and execution comes from how you perform. I love to help people discover their style of cooking and support them to make it fit their lives. Kitchen Coaching is simply our practice sessions together preparing you to do your own cooking for your family. I approach our sessions like my Grandfather coached me, with patience, kind nurturing, and consistent gentle pressure needed to bring your out your talents.
Coaching Sessions Include:
Chef Cooking 101: One on One, basic cooking techniques, covered in easy to understand and very practical methods. We cover Equipment, Pantry essentials, Knife skills, Vocabulary to read any recipe and make it a success. Cooking 101 is a series of practice sessions that result in a prepared meal for your family, a couple nights of homework (cooking dinner) and each session builds upon the next; moving from home cooking and French classics all the way thru international regional cuisine.
THREE meals in 30 minutes: learn the prep techniques the pros use, and how to maximize your valuable time in the kitchen, make the meals fresh, and healthy with fresh ingredients without processed foods.
Menu planning: for the week or month, "planning ahead saves time and money," but also creative use of fresh, underutilized inexpensive ingredients, when cooked properly, can stretch your grocery dollars further than you ever thought possible.
Ritual of dinner: Make dinner special, its the time of day you bring your family together and share food and one another. I Coach you and your family, in discovering how to make meal time special and a valuable ritual you can pass onto your children. We establish rules of the table, manners, both at home and in restaurants, how to set the table, what is expected of the kids and what is expected of the adults. As an outsider I can come in and support your family to change bad habits or no habits, into positive life lessons, and help build strong charter in our children making them much more fun to be around for dinner.
Coaching Kids to Cook: I feel when children take part in preparing food they have a greater appreciation for the food they eat and they eat better. We cover eating healthy, and table manners, its never too young to practice good manners. We practice, easy to prepare dishes, and some so easy, you may even be surprised with breakfast in bed from your kids.
The family in the kitchen: is a wonderful team work exercise, it helps learn team dynamics at a very early age and what better project do you have each day than to help make meal together. Most cultures around the world have kids helping out in the home and especially in the cooking, my coaching helps your family discover one another in your kitchen.
Holiday Meal panning: I give you the tools professional caterers use, for you to plan a execute a wonderful holiday party. I coach you through your holiday design, shopping, food prep, cocktails, wines, appetizers, all the way thru cooking dinner, then serving your dinner and dessert and don't forget clean up? By planning and delegating what feels like an endless list of details; together we reduce the stresses of the holidays and you may even have a good time at your own party.
Other coaching I can offer: cooking for babies, vegetarian, cooking low carb, Specialty International Cuisine;