Cooking Program for Men
- By Peter Graben


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Cooking Courses for Nannies, House Keepers and Home Help.

Over the course we will teach you to: Yes, its hands on.

Correctly execute building block recipes, be proficient in basic knife skills, identify, select, and store ingredients. Learn how to properly season dishes. Become a good cook by learning these basic cooking techniques, Once you learn how to handle these fundamental techniques, you will be able to handle most recipes.

Straightforward Elementary Cooking Techniques

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

Braising: 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: Grilling is a form of cooking that involves dry heat applied to the surface of food, commonly from above or below.
Roasting: is a cooking method that uses dry heat, whether an open flame, oven or other heat source

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

Sauting: 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. 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

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.

Lesson # 1 Soup Stocks, Vegetarian and Meat Stocks, Make one Basic Soup.

Lesson # 2 Frying, Grilling, Blanching Vegetables, Warm Fruit Desserts.

Lesson #  3 Roasting, More soup selections, Salads.

Lesson # 4 Discuss food contamination, methods of defrosting foods, cooking an assortment of fibers.

Taking lots of pictures at every stage. Plus recipes and cooking  methods.

Where: 490 Macpherson Ave, Toronto
When: Monday to Friday, Day Time
Number of pupils per class: Six   
Cost: $300.00

Peter's Cooking Tips and Tricks

Pre-heating Ovens. We mean this. When a recipe speaks of "putting something in a pre-heated oven", it really means "turn on the oven and set the temperature at least five minutes before you need it". This is an example of kitchen timing at work. If you fail to do this, then the cooking times will be wrong and (with a gas oven) you risk burning the back edge of your dish.

Who has been enjoying these private cooking events?

Thank you again for a great night. It was exactly what I had in mind for a fun night with my friends. I anticipated that you would have your hands full with 6 successful men who all are used to being "in charge", and you handled it well.
Everyone learned something even though we all had different levels of experience in the group. The thought process behind the spice and prep were very welcome. Understanding timing of the meal delivery was also a good tip.
Thanks again, this little experiment has already grown into a regular event for us, everyone really enjoyed themselves. The wine selection helped!
See you again soon,

BOLT Developments Inc.
BOLT Renewable Energy
Innovative Air Solutions


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

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

Contact Peter
Call: 416.967.1818.
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