7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park 913-341-4455

Cooking for One or Two

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11 Seats available
Price $60.00
Instructor: Chef & CCKC Lead Culinary Instructor Jill Garcia Schmidt
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City

It can be tricky business when cooking for one (or even two) to make the most of your ingredients and to minimize dishes — particularly when the majority of recipes focus on making a meal for a family and serve four to six people. just because you have a smaller household doesn't mean you should totally abandon the kitchen for takeout - or eat the same foods over and over again. You know who you are! 

Enter Chef and Lead Culinary Instructor Jill Garcia Schmidt to the rescue. Of course, Chef Jill regularly cooks for larger crowds here at the Culinary Center, but she’s also highly skilled and creative when it comes to cooking smaller portions. She does it all the time when preparing meals for she and her husband, so she understands the need and is excited to share some of her favorite recipes  with you tonight.  

She’ll teach essential tips and techniques like basic knife skills, whisking, stirring, the correct way to measure, and more as you learn to make great home-cooked meals designed especially for one or two – using simple, fresh ingredients.

Planning ahead and arming yourself with a few tips and tricks will put you on the path to triumph in the kitchen. One of Chef’s most helpful strategies when cooking for one or two is to become friends with your freezer. This way, you can cook full recipes, portion out servings and freeze them to heat up and eat later. 

Throughout class, Chef Jill will explore more great tips for shopping, food storage, perking up prepared foods and just plain cooking smaller portions. She’ll also discuss the basic food items you need to keep in your pantry so you can whip up supper at home instead of ordering out.

You’ll tie on an apron and help Chef prepare some of tonight’s recipes. Plus, you’ll leave with all of the recipes because after this informative class, you’ll find out you CAN create healthy, quick smaller portioned meals on your own. Say goodbye to food waste and eating the same meal every night of the week!

Limited Hands On | Tasting
Mon 3/24/20  6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!