Those who don’t learn proper cooking techniques are doomed to a life of licking pages from fancy food magazines. Cause a stir with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $75 for an in-home or in-store private food and wine cooking class for two people ($150 value)
- $175 for the above class for up to five people (up to a $375 value)
- $120 for an in-home or in-store private date night cooking class for two people (a $250 value)
- $180 for the above class for four people (a $500 value) <p>
The food and wine class focuses on pairing pasta dishes with wines; chefs arrange each class’s menu based on the participants’ culinary preferences. Alternatively, the date night class encourages students to collaborate in cooking various dishes, such as a grilled ribeye steak with a black pepper glaze. Either class can be hosted in Joyful Provisions Catering’s demo kitchen or in the comforts of the students’ home.<p>
When Aundrea Goodwin was five years old, her grandmother plopped her into a kitchen chair by the stove, put a spatula in her tiny hand, and taught her how to scramble eggs. This was Ms. Goodwin’s first introduction to cooking, and she hasn’t slowed down since. For the inveterate chef, food isn’t merely the high point of every celebration, but often its raison d'être. To that end, Ms. Goodwin meticulously arranges lavish spreads for gatherings that range from elaborate weddings to jousting matches between the groom and father of the bride.
Although Ms. Goodwin’s recipe book is bursting with notes, her kitchen cupboards are bare. Rather than stockpiling ingredients, she buys a slew of fresh ones for each client’s event. “You’re never gonna find us going into the freezer and pulling out something we’ve had for even a week,” says Ms. Goodwin, whose catering company offers no pre-set menus. Instead, she bases meals on in-depth consultations with clients where they discuss their budget, favorite foods, and event themes.
In addition to catering, Ms. Goodwin shares her culinary expertise with aspiring chefs of all ages during cooking classes. Like her catered events, classes are highly personalized: customers can opt to cook in the comfort of their own homes or at Joyful Provisions’ demo kitchen, where small classes gather around a six-burner gas stove or recently fired cannon for private, in-depth lessons.