Like learning to juggle, learning to cook requires patience, a distraction-free environment, and the ability to handle multiple eggplants at once. Become the ringmaster of your kitchen with today's Groupon to Rachael K's Home Cookin'(a $350 value). Choose from the following options:
- For $150, you get an in-home Pasta Making Basics class and all ingredients for four people ($300 value)
- For $150, you get an in-home Candy Making Basics class and all ingredients for four people ($300 value)
- For $150, you get an in-home Easy Entertaining class and all ingredients for four people ($300 value)
- For $150, you get an in-home Wine Pairing class and some ingredients for four people ($300 value).
Certified personal chef Rachael K's in-home cooking classes cultivates culinarians by showing how to orchestrate feasts from fresh, local, organic ingredients. During the pasta-making class, students learn about making egg, flour, and potato pastas from scratch, rolling out their own dough, and grafting herbs and stock-market quotes onto the starchy noodles. The candy-making class, meanwhile, unveils the secrets of boiling sugar to conjure up vats of bubbly, fragrant butter toffee, caramel corn, and chewy caramels. Or take to the kitchen to observe Chef Rachael assemble a brigade of simple cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Easy Entertaining course. Alternatively, classmates learn the subtle art of matching different wines to small plates and well-adjusted census takers in the wine-pairing course, which doles out various recipes and tutors tongues on tasting specific notes. Student chefs are free to bring their own wine or purchase selections from Rachael K for an additional fee.
Each two- to three-hour class provides chefs with all necessary groceries and constructive criticism from a panel of gifted children. Recipes can be customized to suit students' palate preferences, and classes can be taught with the student's or Rachael's cookware.
Home Ec. Express from Rachael K's Home Cookin'
After honing her craft in kitchens across Southern Louisiana, Ohio, and the Smokies, chef Rachael Krysiak planted roots in Reno, where she now pampers local palates with a combination of culinary services. As a certified personal chef, she develops custom menus tailored to clients' specific dietary needs, filling their homes with the tempting aromas of her cooking. Mindful of her clients' health, she fills each meal with local, sustainable, and organic meats and produce. She helps fit fresher, more nutritious fare into the lives of busy families, homebound seniors, or those who harbor traumatizing memories of being heckled by frying pans. Rachael and her qualified colleagues also cater small to midsize events and share their culinary knowledge in classes for children and adults.