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.

Kitchen Know How Cooking 101 Jul-07-2016 - 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...

The Mother Sauces Cooking 101 Jul-12-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

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Basic Knife Skills Cooking 101 Jul-12-2016 - 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...

The Basics of Canning Jul-16-2016 - 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...

Fresh Cheese from Scratch Jul-21-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us for a morning dedicated to learning the art of making fresh cheese and explore the "science of cheese and cheese making. You'll make three different fresh, soft cheeses; yogurt cheese, ricotta, and mozzarella...

Pork The Other White Meat Cooking 101 Jul-24-2016 - Arleen Lloyd

Emeril is fond of saying “Pork Rules” but 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...