Culinary Basics

Our Culinary Basics classes provide the foundation for cooking well. You'll learn what different foods are all about, how to use the tools in your kitchen, what the different cooking methods are and how to use them. You'll explore food like never before and learn the same techniques professional chefs use. From pots and pans to ingredients to finished dishes, our classes will enlighten, educate and excite you.

Our classes can be taken individually or by program, you chose! We can even structure a program specifically for your needs. Classes are hands on, 3 hours in length and are taught Monday through Saturday. There's no limit to what you'll achieve in the kitchen, it all starts with you at Alchemy of the Hearth.

The Mother Sauces Cooking 101 Jul-23-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

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The Ocean's Bounty Cooking 101 Jul-30-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us as we explore the ocean’s bounty and the how to of selecting fish and shellfish, the best cooking methods, when to buy, proper storing, and how much to buy...

The Basics of Canning Aug-06-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

There is no better way to preserve the wonderful flavors of our harvest than through canning. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd as she teaches you the proper way to prepare and can the magnificent bounty of our local farms...

Basic Knife Skills Aug-07-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

A good knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Knowing how to use one and which knife does what job makes cooking all the more pleasurable...

Kitchen Know How Aug-14-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, how to properly store and keep your family safe from food borne illnesses, what the different cooking techniques are and when and how to use them...

Chicken Chicken and More Chicken Cooking 101 Aug-21-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us as we explore the world of the humble chicken. From eggs to bird, learn all about the majesty of this wonderful bird including: how to buy, cut, store and prepare...