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Basic Techniques for Creative Cooking—
Poaching / Blanching / Steaming

This is the first in a series of demonstration classes designed to teach students some of the basic techniques needed to become knowledgeable and skillful home cooks. Bearing in mind that “basic” is not synonymous with “elementary”, cooks of all levels can benefit from this 4 part course. In this first class you will learn the correct way to poach chicken, seafood and fruit; how to blanch vegetables and maintain their color, and how to make perfect steamed cauliflower rice. We will make a colorful Chinese Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette, Salmon with Cauliflower Rice and Poached Pears in Raspberry Sauce. Future classes will cover Roasting/Broiling/Baking; Sautéing/ Grilling/ Stir Frying and Deep Frying and Braising/Microwave/Pressure Cooking.

Instructor: Phyllis Vaccarelli is the former Director and owner of Let’s Get Cookin’ cooking school and current owner of the Culinary Concierge Connection. Phyllis has had years of experience teaching, developing recipes, and working with professional chefs, authors, and other instructors.

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)

#8471.301
Registration Info
 
Basic Techniques for Creative Cooking—
Roasting / Broiling / Baking
This is the second in a series of demonstration classes designed to teach students some of the basic techniques needed to become knowledgeable and skillful home cooks. Bearing in mind that “basic” is not synonymous with “elementary”, cooks of all levels can benefit from this 4 part course. Learn to roast a whole Chicken to perfection, the essentials of Broiling, and how to make homemade Pizza and Crème Brulee. We will make Ina’s Roast Chicken with Arugula Salad; Pesto Stuffed Broiled Tomatoes; Fresh Pizza with Mushrooms and Smoked Gouda Cheese and classic Crème Brulee.

Instructor: Phyllis Vaccarelli is the former Director and owner of Let’s Get Cookin’ cooking school and current owner of the Culinary Concierge Connection. Phyllis has had years of experience teaching, developing recipes, and working with professional chefs, authors, and other instructors.

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)

#8477.301
Registration Info
 

Basic Techniques for Creative Cooking— Sautéing / Stove-Top Grilling / Frying /
Stir-Frying

This is the third in a series of demonstration classes designed to teach students some of the basic techniques needed to become knowledgeable and skillful home cooks. Bearing in mind that “basic” is not synonymous with “elementary”, cooks of all levels can benefit from this 4 part course. Find out how to create a quick Sauté, how to use a Stove-Top Grill to sear, the major principles of Stir-Frying; and how to Deep Fry so that foods are crisp, not greasy. We will make Chicken Cutlets; Seared Vegetables; Stir-Fry Beef with Bok Choy and Noodles and Apple Fritters.

Instructor: Phyllis Vaccarelli is the former Director and owner of Let’s Get Cookin’ cooking school and current owner of the Culinary Concierge Connection. Phyllis has had years of experience teaching, developing recipes, and working with professional chefs, authors, and other instructors.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)

#8478.301
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Menu
Creating & Maintaining
Good Cooking Habits
Jan 17
Cooking with Trader Joe's Jan 24
Creative Cooking -
Poach, Blanch, Steam
Jan 31
Nutritional LIfestyle Choices Jan 31 - Feb 14
Delicious, Easy Fun Vegetables Feb 21
Creative Cooking -
Roast, Broil Bake

Feb 28

Cooking with Trader Joe's Mar 7
Creative Cooking -
Sauté, Grill, Fry
Mar 21
Fun with Fermented Foods April 4
Cooking with Trader Joe's April 11
Cooking Light
for a Slimmer You
April 18
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Fun with
Fermented Foods
This interactive class will teach you how to make sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and sourdough bread. We will prepare these international delicacies and discuss the health and nutritional benefits of fermented foods. You will learn the science behind fermented foods and understand why and how cultures have been fermenting for centuries.

Instructor: Paul Hudak teaches organic gardening, cooking and nutrition at an area school.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8445.302
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'Cooking Light' for a Slimmer You!

Learn how to prepare low calorie, healthy meals for you and the whole family! Learn how to shed unwanted pounds and inches and keep it off by following Gail’s advice. You can expect to fine tune your palate, get more creative in your meal presentations, improve your relationship with food and lose weight! Bring a notepad and pen. Dinner included!

Instructor: Gail Arias is a certified nutritionist and fitness expert

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8474.301
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Nutritional Lifestyle Choices
When it comes to eating well, information is power. Learn the basics about the important macronutrients - Protein, Fat and Carbohydrates - and how they function within popular eating choices. The class covers the differences between Vegetarian and Vegan, what is included in the Paleo style of eating compared to the Mediterranean style, concerns with eating completely raw food, and gluten free strategies. Resources and recipes for all are included.

Instructor: Risa Potters, D.C., is a licensed chiropractor and nutritionist. She has helped hundreds of people lose weight and heal illnesses like diabetes and auto immune conditions through healthy eating.

3 Wednesdays
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Jan 31 - Feb 14, 2018
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $70 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8458.202
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Chefs Lisa Scott & T.J. Tramonto

Cooking with Trader Joe's

You’ve found all the unique items at your favorite store. Now, what can you do with them? Our chefs will answer your questions about Trader Joe's new products and help you create interesting, healthful meals using them plus seasonal ingredients. The menu will be determined by the instructor based on what is new and fresh at Trader Joe’s. Due to the popularity of this class, we will offer two sessions. The same recipes will be featured; sign up for only one of these sessions.

Instructors: Lisa Scott and T.J. Tramonto. Lisa Scott is a personal chef with a B.S. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. She has been teaching cooking classes at the Adult School since 2003. T.J. Tramonto is a graduate of Westlake Culinary Institute and a professional caterer.

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8400.304

OR

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8400.305

OR


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8400.306

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Delicious, Easy Fun Vegetables!

Are you feeling uninspired when it comes to cooking vegetables for dinner? Are you convinced that you don’t have enough time to prepare vegetables properly? Have vegetables become the most boring item on your dinner table? Fear not as this class will inject some excitement back into your veggies. With delicious, easy and fun recipes that don’t take a lot of time, you’ll obtain a lot of flavor and nutritional goodness. This class is appropriate for omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and it is naturally gluten-free.

Instructor: Molly Duncan is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She shares her passion for healthy living at www. MollyBDuncan.com.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)

#8413.301
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Creating & Maintaining Good Cooking Habits with Dinner Meal Planning
Life seems to get busier by the minute and we tend to eat carelessly because of our whirlwind schedules. This class will help you to plan your dinner meals for 1 week (or a few weeks) at a time so you can eat well and not spend a huge amount of time preparing meals. We will prepare the following recipes together: Chef Steph’s Red Sauce, Chef Steph’s Pesto Sauce, Chicken and Zucchini En Paupiette with a White Wine Sauce, Roasted Salmon with Avocado Salsa, Ground Beef with Tomato Sauce and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Peppers.

Instructor: Stephanie Schurer graduated from the Academy of Culinary Education (ACE). She is a private chef, culinary instructor and product developer in the Ventura County.

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8472.301
Registration Info

 


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