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PROFESSIONAL CHEF STARTS TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 6:30 p.m. 24 classes

PROFESSIONAL BAKING STARTS SAT, SEPT. 6, 8:30 a.m. 10 classes

Welcome to Chef Tech Cooking School
Chef Tech Cooking School in Long Beach, CA, is a cooking school for all ages and skill levels. In addition to our Professional Chef, Professional Baking and Beginner Cooking series, we offer culinary workshops, kids’ cooking classes and kids’ cooking camps, as well as cooking parties and special events! Check out our schedule or contact us for more information! 

WORKSHOP CLASSES

HOW TO THROW A HAND ROLL PARTY

FRIDAY, MAY 2 6:30 $95
At a hand roll party all the ingredients are on the table, family style. The guests select ingredients and make the handroll right then and there. It is an eat-as-you-go party. After we assemble our rolls, we all sit down to eat. The hand rolls we will make are;
Yellowtail/Green Onion Handroll
Tuna/Takuwan (sweet pickled daikon radish)
Shrimp/Cucumber
Salmon/White onions
Scallop/Masago (smelt roe)
Shiso (perilla)/Takuwan
Ume (sweet/tart plum) – shiso (perilla)
Edamame Poke (an appetizer with a bit of heat!)

CUPCAKE WORKSHOP: BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $75

We will cover basic measuring skills, volume vs. weight, and traditional mixing methods vs. newer methods. Lemon Thyme Cupcakes with Fragrant Lemon Zest Frosting, Golden Carrot Cupcakes studded with Pineapple and Pineapple Frosting, Southern Dark Red Velvet Cupcakes with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting, Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze, Cherry Pie Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Swirl

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 3, 5:30-8:30 pm, $75

Join us in a Pre Cinco De Mayo Celebration! We will be cooking Mexican Cuisine in the classic tradition of the Yucatan Region. Picadillo de Marisco (Seafood Tostadas), Gorditas (Black Bean Filled Masa Cakes), Pollo en Ajillo (Chicken in Chile Garlic Sauce), Tamale de Cazuela (Tamale Casserole), Bunuelos de Almendra (Almond Fritters)

FRAGRANCE AND SPICE INDIAN COOKING

Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $75

You don’t need a tandoori oven to make authentic INDIAN FOOD. Combining an extensive array of spices gives our menu the exciting taste of FRAGRANCE AND SPICE. Samosas Stuffed with Spicy Potatoes and Peas, Chicken Biryani, Naan (Indian Flat Bread), Dal/Red Lentils, Mango Lime Sorbet

DRINK YOUR BEER AND EAT IT TOO! COOKING WITH BEER

Friday, May 9, 6:30-9:00 p.m. $80

Local brewmaster Eric Naff teams up with us to pair our food with his great brews.
Cheesy Beer Puffs, Field Greens with Pecans and Orange Ale Vinaigrette, Beer Brined Rotisserie Chicken with Roasted Tomato Salsa, Chocolate Porter Berry Cobblers.

SAUSAGE MAKING 101: NOT THE SAME OLD GRIND!

Saturday, May 17, 10:00 am-1:30 pm, $90

Ever wonder what’s in store bought sausage? Make your own healthier and tastier versions. You will learn how to grind and season for the ultimate homemade sausage using best quality ingredients.  ITALIAN FENNEL SAUSAGE, CAJUN ANDOUILLE, SAGE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE (SERVED WITH HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS), SUN-DRIED TOMATO AND CHICKEN SAUSAGE, MEXICAN STYLE CHORIZO

SPANISH PAELLA CLASS

Friday, May. 23, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. $80.

Take a little trip to Spain without even leaving the country. We will make Sangria, Smoked Paprika Deviled Egg Tapas, Escalivada / Grilled Vegetable Salad, Paella a la Valenciana with Chorizo and Chicken, Paella del Mar with Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, and Calamari, Guava Stuffed Puff Pastry with Almond Turron Ice Cream

HOW TO CHOP, SLICE, and DICE LIKE A CHEF: KNIFE SKILLS

Saturday, May 31, at from 12 to 2 p.m. $70.

This is an information packed two hour class. You learn which knife and cutting board is best for you, how to sharpen knives, and the most comfortable way to hold your knife.  Learn the simplest way to chop, slice and dice an onion and various ways to mince herbs and garlic. You will also learn to cut: julienne(thin strips), baton(french fries) and chiffonade(fine shreds). You will peel, seed, and dice tomatoes (concasse) to make our pizza sauce. Finally  we use all of our cut vegetables to create your own handformed pizzas!

JUNE WORKSHOPS

FRENCH COOKING WITH JULIA: MASTERING THE ART!

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for the first in a series of elegant menus featuring the legendary recipes of Julia Child. This class is for both the seasoned cook and the beginner who love good French food and also makes a great date night! Salade Composee (Composed Salad), Coquilles St. Jacques (Scallops in WhiteWine Mushroom Sauce), Puree de Pommes y Ciboulettes (Potato and Chive Puree), Souffle a l’Orange avec Grand Marnier (Orange Grand Marnier Souffle)

Professional Chef, the Foundation- 24 Week Series

 Starting Tuesdays, September 2, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Wonder how to fit a Culinary Program into your schedule? Our Professional Chef 1 Program is convenient for working people because the 24 week series meets once a week for four hours on evenings or weekends.
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CHEF TECH KIDS CLASSES
Forgot to sign up at the beginning of the month? If space is available, you can sign up for the remaining classes in the month. Click below to view availability and register at our pro-rated pricing.
Tot Tech/ Jr Kid Tech/ Kid Tech/ Teen Tech

 Gift Certificates
Give your favorite foodie a Chef Tech Gift Certificate . Gift Certificates are available in any denomination. Order now and we will mail your certificate to the recipient, or to you, for you to gift yourself!  Give the “Gift of Good Taste”.

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Pro Chef Series

Wonder how to fit a Culinary Program into your schedule? Our Professional Chef Series is convenient for working people because the 24 week series meets once a week for four hours on evenings or weekends.

Kids Cooking School

Chef Tech Kids Cooking School simplifies basic measuring, mixing, and cooking TECHniques to give your child familiarity and confidence in the kitchen.

Workshops

Chef TECH Workshops are designed to focus on a single topic, food, event, or holiday. From the Art of the Knife to holiday baking classes, check out our workshops for a unique culinary experience!

Beginners Series

Chef TECH Cooking School designed Beginners Series 1 and 2 to make you comfortable in the kitchen. Our chefs thoroughly explain basic cooking TECHniques, knife skills, how to work in an organized and efficient manner, and sanitation.