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.

Beans Cooking 102 Dec-03-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Beans and other legumes contribute to good nutrition and are a good source of fiber, resistant starch, and other nutrients. Other than non-starchy vegetables, they are one of the least glycemic sources of carbohydrates...

Basic Knife Skills Cooking 101 Dec-03-2014 - Staff

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...

Stocks and Soups Cooking 102 Dec-10-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

In this class you will learn the how to of stocks and soups. You will learn how to create chicken, vegetable and fish stock and how to use them in other soup applications...

Pork The Other White Meat Cooking 101 Dec-10-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

How often have you cooked pork only to have it turn out tough and chewy? Join us as we explore the world of pork and all it has to offer. Learn what the different cuts are, cooking methods, when to buy, proper storing, and how much to buy...

Kitchen Know How Cooking 101 Dec-17-2014 - 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...