Cooking classes are both fun and educational. You can pick up some serious skills and cooking know-how that will enrich your experience with preparing food. There are a variety of places where you can experience a cooking class, but perhaps the most personalized way is to hire a personal chef to come into your home and hold a few classes.
One of the biggest obstacles that stand in the way of many people taking a cooking class is their schedules. Class times may conflict with work, family, or personal schedules making it difficult to find time to attend. A great solution to the schedule problem is to host a private cooking class right in your own home.
Here are 5 extremely useful things you can learn from a cooking class.
Terminology– Sear, Saute, baste, roast, dice, chop, mince-there is a lot of terminology that goes on in the kitchen. In a cooking class you can learn appropriate terminology that will help you to better read and understand recipe preparations.
Basic Skills-A few of the basic skills you can learn in the kitchen are knife skills, basic cooking methods, such as searing and braising, menu development, and meal prep.
New Ideas-If you are someone who loves exploring new cuisines, a cooking class can open your eyes to both new ingredients as well as how these ingredients are prepared in different parts of the world.
Timing –A cooking class can teach you how to write a menu, shop, prep, and cook in ways that will save you time and money in the long run. A few hours spent working with a professional chef is invaluable to those who want to improve their kitchen experience.
Expanded Palate– A cooking class can expand your taste profile by exposing you to new ingredients, preparations, and combinations that you may never have considered on your own. Speak with your personal chef before the class and talk about a few things you want o learn and then ask them to bring a few new things to the class that you may not be familiar with, but that may match your taste profile.
When you hire a personal chef to teach an in-home cooking class you get the benefit of customization and flexibility. You can keep the class a one-on-one experience, or you can gather a few friends or family members and host a cooking class party. Either way, you will be getting the many benefits of a cooking class right in your own home.