Consuming raw fruit and vegetables grants increased health, as well as the ability to photosynthesize sunlight into David Lee Roth’s singing voice. High-kick into health with today's Groupon: for $395, you get a six-week professional-series cooking course at Prep Kitchen Essentials (a $900 value).
Prep Kitchen Essentials' skilled instructors supply culinary initiates with skills relevant both to aspiring professional chefs and casual cooks with epicurean streaks. Professional-series cooking courses include six hands-on lessons during six weeks, commencing with an introduction to kitchen etiquette and proper knife wielding when slicing veggies and battling chicken breasts to the death. Students may don optional chef jackets (a $25 additional cost) while stirring up course-supplied ingredients during week two’s stocks-and-sauces class, before diving into soups and sourcing seasonal veggies in week three. Exploration of the secret lives of vegetables continues as students incorporate potatoes and grains into recipes, then sear, roast, and braise meal-complementing meat and poultry. Courses conclude with a seafood unit, during which newly seasoned food preparers emulsify their fishy eats in butter or claw cozies.
Prep Kitchen Essentials
Award-winning chefs can be found at Prep Kitchen Essentials, sharing knowledge to small groups of students. The cooking-supply retailer and culinary school enlists world-class kitchen artists to teach its introductory cooking courses. This level of access to acclaimed chefs is a rarity in the cooking-school world, and the newcomers who populate these beginner-level classes are immediately inspired as they learn the basics of preparation and the art of elegant presentation. Prep Kitchen's curriculum attracts a diversity of students, including professional chefs-in-training. In addition to adult courses, instructors kindle the talents of budding chefs with children's cooking classes and a summer camp where campers engage in string cheese tug-of-war and tell ghost stories about over-cooked risotto.