Hosting the Holiday Feast: A Two Day Workshop
November 2 @ 1:00 pm - November 3 @ 5:30 pm
In charge of this year’s holiday feast for family or friends?
This is the class for you!
Many people, even those that consider themselves great cooks, have difficulty when it comes to planning a menu and executing a large meal for a crowd.
Let Chefs Daniel Kedan and Laci Sandoval help you make a plan for success with this two day workshop.
Day 1: Students will begin by understanding the importance of balanced menu planning. Not just about incorporating all the food groups, a balanced menu consists of things that can be prepped in advance, dishes finished al la minute, textures and flavors for every palate and a variety of warm and cold items. Even refrigeration space will be considered! After the menu has been set, it’s time to get yourself set up for success. The remainder of Saturday’s class will be spent preparing for the numerous dishes to be finished on day 2 including some of Chef Laci’s favorite holiday desserts.
Day 2: How is there time to make everything with a giant turkey in your oven? We will show you the secrets to success with brining, butchering and roasting a bird without compromising the other recipes on your list. For those more interested in preparing a meatless meal, Chef Daniel will demonstrate how to showcase Sonoma County’s fall harvest with vegetable dishes that can be side dishes OR the main course. Working together we will prepare a true Holiday Feast and sit down together to toast one another and enjoy the fruits of our labor.
From recipes to resource lists, shopping guides to timelines, you’ll leave with everything you need to host a gourmet meal for the ones you love.
Day 1 : Saturday November 2nd – 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Day 2 : Sunday November 3rd – 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Organic snacks and drinks will be provided both days with a full meal feast at the end of Sunday’s class.
Menus will include both meat and gluten-full items. If you can not tolerate handling these or other items, we will do our best to accommodate your needs but please note they will be a part of the course. Please notify us of any allergies prior to registering for class.