- Cooking instruction for the wise.

Cooking Program for Men.

- By Peter Graben

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At the Man Chef course, you'll be taught how to be able to create multi-course dinners in a short time, recognize and evaluate food pairings correctly assess seasonings and flavours, and more.

What You'll Learn

Over the course ManChef will teach you to:

Correctly execute building block recipes.

Be proficient in basic knife skills

Identify, select, and store ingredients

Learn how to properly season dishes

Learn the use of kitchen tools and equipment

It's my credo that the best way to become a good cook is to learn these basic cooking techniques

Once you learn how to handle these fundamental techniques, you will be able to handle most recipes.

Cooking is not just about recipes is about how to take ingredients and make them taste as good as possible.

Recipes are great road maps to show us how someone else got there, but one of the joys of cooking is to find your own paths.

Knowing these techniques is like taking the car out for a spin in a new location. You're not sure where you are going to end up, but getting there will be fun.

Straightforward Elementary Cooking Techniques

Baking: It is primarily used for the preparation of bread, cakes, pastries, pies, quiches and crackers.

 BRAISING: (from the French “braiser”), is a combination cooking method using both moist and dry heat; typically the food is first seared at a high temperature and then finished in a covered pot with a variable amount of liquid, resulting in a particular flavour. Braising of meat is often referred to as pot roasting, though some Chefs make a distinction between the two methods.

Grilling:  It's what guys do best.. At least that's what we think!

Roasting: Wouldn't you love to cook a Roast Chicken or Roast Beef

Pan Roasting:   Professional Chefs do it.  We will show YOU how to do it.  Pan Searing and Oven Roasting.

Poaching: is particularly suitable for delicate food, such as eggs, poultry, fish, and fruit, , which might easily fall apart or dry out. For this reason, it is important to keep the heat low and to keep the poaching time to a bare minimum, which will also preserve the flavour of the food

Sauté:  The French Word 'Saute' is a past participle of "to jump"

Sautéing:  All the Ingredients are heated at once, and cooked quickly.  With this technique, you will be able to create a myriad of healthy meals.

Stir Fry:  Rapid, Stress Free, Healthy, and  Enjoyable.

Fibres and Carbs:  Whole Wheat Pasta, Potatoes with Skin On, and Brown Rice. Manchef advice on cooking your favourite Fibers.

Mise en Place: This is the most important step in cooking. It is the concept of having everything in its place as applied to the work in the kitchen

Sauces: how to make basic sauces at home

Vegetables: Learn how to sweat vegetables, an important cooking technique for many dishes.

Desserts: The Finale- So special and delicious with tried and true recipes a la minute.


Our famous Frozen Lemon Cake has returned!
We are keeping the heat on The Frozen Lemon Cake. This dessert adds a few perfect degrees of indulgence.
Price $85.00   Made to order 15 to 18 servings per Cake.
24 Hour notice required.

Thank you Peter for the wonderful "cake" for David. It was away beyond the category of cake, more like a gourmet experience!
Douglas A

The lemon cake is amazing! Everyone loves it!
Jodi W

  Many thanks to those of you who visited our website but were unable to get gain access. due to the enormous response.  We have increased our bandwidth to accommodate you.   


Peter's Cooking Tips and Tricks

Mixer/Grinder: Grind some common salt in your mixer/grinder for some time every month. This will keep your mixer blades sharp.


September Classes.

Day Time Classes:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday. 11:30am to 1:30 pm.

Evening Classes:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday. 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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