2015 CULINARY BASICS

Chef Bob demonstrates plate presentation to Marcia.

Culinary Basics is our cooking series for serious skill building in the kitchen!
Entire series is five days spread through out the calendar. Each day is 6 hours of hands-on instruction. You eat a good breakfast and we provide lunch and lots of tasting, too. Everyone prepares everything, full recipes or meal depending upon the day.  Wear washable clothing and closed toe comfortable shoes–bring your own apron or use ours.
Tuition Per day: $195 Buy five classes, get 10% discount for a total of 30 hours of instruction. Alumni of previous culinary basics save $20 per class as returning students. Go to the class schedule BACKSTAGE on our website and look for individual classes with these titles for descriptions, dates and times.

  • The ART AND SCIENCE of PASTA PAELLA RISOTTO
  • The ART AND SCIENCE OF MEAT COOKERY
  • The ART AND SCIENCE OF VEGETABLE COOKERY
  • The ART AND SCIENCE OF SEAFOOD COOKERY
  • FOOD GIFTS FOR HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING & GIVING (includes baking, candy making, preserving, and some baking of old fashion holiday treats such as Buche de Noel)


Here are a few words from our culinary alumni regarding their experience and how it impacted their cooking.

“I have taken several cooking classes with Bob and Lenore.  I thoroughly enjoyed them and had lots of fun!  In each class, I learned many new techniques from menu planning, meal preparation, knife skills, and several different cooking methods.  I apply the skills I’ve learned almost every day.  I look forward to my next class at EVOO!” Lori Simmons, Laurel Maryland
“I really appreciated how to sear (meats, fish) — and then finish up in the oven to give yourself a little more time — that has been VERY VERY useful”REMEMBER TO TASTE WHILE YOU COOK!! That was a big one for me  from Chef Bob.”   Marcia Zegar, Salem, OR.

 

 

 

 

Marcia's plate up: "The food we all prepared was so visually appealing."


We learned that one cooking job can yield 2-5 meals with a little planning.


EVOO chefs practice "show, tell, watch, evaluate" style of teaching.


Simply four ingredients and a gnocchi paddle makes profession pasta that tastes great!


We not only talk "mise en place" we walk it. Every cooking task starts with mise en place.


Private Events

Any of our shows or class experiences can be designed just for your private party. (*) Imagine  having a room of your friends watching and dining during the Dinner Show or with aprons on and hands into the dough during a private PASTA 101 semi-hands-on class. Private experiences can be arranged by speaking directly with one of our representatives. See our CUSTOM EVENTS page to learn more about the possibilities.

 

(*)Private groups of ten or less may join the regular scheduled classes and are expected to pay the regular price per person, gratuity optional.  Groups of 11 or more constitute a private event, and our pricing for those experiences depends upon the date, number in the party, type of experience, and of course, the menu. A service fee is always applied.