I've been teaching cooking classes in Collingswood, New Jersey, at Extrarodinary Ed - a new learning and education center on Haddon Avenue in downtown Collingswood. Occasionally I also do demonstrations at the Collingswood Farmers' Market. It's a wonderful center, where you can drop in and take a class, 6 days a week, from Noon to 8 pm. Classes are typically 1 hour and cost around $20 bucks a pop. There are 1 and 1/2 hour classes and special events too. I'm hoping to host a few events and parties where I'll be "throwing a cooking class party and hors oeuvres cocktail hour".
EXTRAORDINARY ED SCHEDULE
|The Bicycle-Chef at the Farmers' Market|
In addition to being the "spokes person and face" of ExtraordinaryED, I also had the chance to do a live television cooking demonstration for Talk Philly CBS3's noon-time talk show. I did a demonstration with Ukie Washington, on what to do with your Thanksgiving Left-overs. It was a 3-minute segment, for which I spent over 3 days and countless hours preparing! Writing and tweaking recipes, shopping, and then cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal, so I could use the left-overs in new and clever ways. Fun times. Check out my television debut in the video here!
|Knife Skills set up|
Thursday, December 27th @ 7:30 pm to 9 pm
New Year's Cocktail Party Made Easy!Want to hold a New Year's Party - but not a clue as to what or where to start? Join me as I teach you how to whip up tasty, fun and festive bites and drinks for your New Year's Eve Soiree. Come to the party and learn to make spirited cocktails and festive foods just in time to ring the in the New Year.
Bring your appetite and your favorite beer or wine. We'll provide a generous tasting menu and non-alcholic cocktails to set the mood. The recipes, tips and other mood setting information will ensure your best New Year party ever!
On the Menu:
Black-eyed Pea Dip with Crudites and Crostini
Boursin and Smoked Salmon "Lollipops"
Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts
Chicken Bites with Sage and Proscuttio
Pomegranate Sparklers and Winter Sangria
Note: Bring your favorite beer or wine, PLUS, $5.00 materials fee to cover the cost of food adn beverages (in addition to the class fee)
|The Bicycle-Chef's ride - sometimes I even haul all of my class needs on this bike!|