Staff Instructors

See individual bios for:

Kara Robinson
Saira Paulose
Ashley Tobin
Jennifer Vanatta
Janice Wacha
Aubrey Winfield


  • BASICS: Knife Skills
    Blackhawk
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $125.00


    How to Dice, Julienne, Mince, Chop, Chiffonade and Concasse
    Knife Safety and Handling Techniques
    Overview of Knife Maintenance and Steeling

    A light snack will be provided.
  • BASICS: Crepes
    Menlo Park
    Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Basic Crepe Batter—sweet, savory and buckwheat variations
    Beggar’s Purse with Ratatouille Filling
    Chicken Crepes with Spinach and Mushrooms
    Flaming Crepes Suzette
    Parisian Street Crepes with Lemon and Powdered Sugar

  • BASICS: Steak Dinner
    Menlo Park
    Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
    Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
    Butter Lettuce and Blue Cheese Salad
    Grilled Stone Fruit with Whipped Cream
  • BASICS: Handmade Pasta
    Menlo Park
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Fresh Egg Pasta Dough
    Bowtie Pasta with Fast and Fresh Tomato Sauce
    Fettuccine with Garlic and Clams
    Goat Cheese and Pesto Ravioli

  • BASICS: Summer Entertaining
    Blackhawk
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Grilled Flatbread with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Summer Squash
    Oven-Baked Ribs
    Grilled Asparagus
    Orzo Pasta Salad with Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette
  • BASICS: Knife Skills
    Menlo Park
    Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11 AM
    handson
    $125.00


    How to Dice, Julienne, Mince, Chop, Chiffonade and concasse
    Knife Safety and Handling Techniques
    Overview of Knife Maintenance and Steeling
    A light snack will be provided.

  • BASICS: Summer Entertaining
    Menlo Park
    Monday, May 20, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Grilled Flatbread with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Summer Squash
    Oven-Baked Ribs
    Grilled Asparagus
    Orzo Pasta Salad with Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette
  • BASICS: Steak Dinner
    Blackhawk
    Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
    Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
    Butter Lettuce and Blue Cheese Salad
    Grilled Stone Fruit with Whipped Cream

  • BASICS: Handmade Pasta
    Blackhawk
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Fresh Egg Pasta Dough
    Bowtie Pasta with Fast and Fresh Tomato Sauce
    Fettuccine with Garlic and Clams
    Goat Cheese and Pesto Ravioli
  • Cocktails & Cooking
    Menlo Park
    Saturday, June 22, 2019, 5-7 PM
    handson
    $75.00


    Enjoy a scaled-back, hands-on cooking experience while socializing and mingling.
    Pomegranate-Cava Cocktail with Orange Slices
    Creamy Hummus with Veggies
    Homemade Pita Chips
    Pomegranate-Lamb Skewers with Yogurt-Dill Sauce
    Spanakopita Triangles
    Roasted Carrots with Cumin
    Rosewater and Cardamom Ice Cream

  • Junior Chefs' Camp: Ages 10-12
    San Mateo
    Monday, June 24, 2019, 9 AM- Noon
    handson
    $400.00


    Monday—Brekkie Bonanza
    Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch
    Blueberry Scones
    Savory French Crepes with Ham and Cheese
    Personalized Frittatas
    Tuesday—Pasta Perfecto
    Fettuccine and Bow Tie Pasta
    Rustic Tomato Sauce
    Lemon Cream Sauce
    Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps
    Chocolate Lava Cakes with Whipped Cream
    Wednesday—Flavors of Asia
    Asian-Glazed Chicken Wings
    Homemade Pot Stickers
    Pot Sticker Wrappers from Scratch
    Fried Rice
    Banana Spring Rolls
    Thursday—Latin Fusion
    Tortilla Soup
    Handmade Tortillas
    Chicken and Quesadillas
    Pico de Gallo Salsa and Classic Guacamole
    Mexican Hot Chocolate
    Fondue with Assorted Dippers
    Friday—Pizza Day
    Chopped Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing
    Fresh Hummus with Pita and Veggies
    Handmade Pizzas with Assorted Toppings
    Homemade Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Decorating Buffet
  • Junior Chefs' Camp: Ages 10-12
    Blackhawk
    Monday, July 8, 2019, 9 AM- Noon
    handson
    $400.00


    Monday—Brekkie Bonanza
    Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch
    Blueberry Scones
    Savory French Crepes with Ham and Cheese
    Personalized Frittatas
    Tuesday—Pasta Perfecto
    Fettuccine and Bow Tie Pasta
    Rustic Tomato Sauce
    Lemon Cream Sauce
    Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps
    Chocolate Lava Cakes with Whipped Cream
    Wednesday—Flavors of Asia
    Asian-Glazed Chicken Wings
    Homemade Pot Stickers
    Pot Sticker Wrappers from Scratch
    Fried Rice
    Banana Spring Rolls
    Thursday—Latin Fusion
    Tortilla Soup
    Handmade Tortillas
    Chicken and Quesadillas
    Pico de Gallo Salsa and Classic Guacamole
    Mexican Hot Chocolate
    Fondue with Assorted Dippers
    Friday—Pizza Day
    Chopped Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing
    Fresh Hummus with Pita and Veggies
    Handmade Pizzas with Assorted Toppings
    Homemade Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Decorating Buffet

  • Junior Chefs' Camp: Ages 13-15
    San Mateo
    Monday, July 15, 2019, 9 AM- Noon
    handson
    $400.00


    Monday
    Knife Skills Basics
    Stir-Fry Techniques and Variations
    Fresh Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
    Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake Tuesday
    Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch
    Personalized Frittatas
    Turkey Hash with Potatoes and Bell Peppers
    Crepes with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream
    Wednesday
    Grilled Flatbread with Prosciutto, Cheese and Herbs
    Ricotta Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce
    Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing and Parmesan Tuile
    Grilled Stone Fruit with Fresh Chantilly Cream
    Thursday
    Handmade Mozzarella for Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Meatball Sandwiches with Pork & Pecorino Meatballs
    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
    Chocolate Chunk Shortbread
    Friday
    Corn Souffle
    Easy Fried Chicken
    Coleslaw and Pasta Salad
    Strawberry Shortcake Made with Flaky Biscuits
  • Junior Chefs' Camp: Ages 13-15
    Blackhawk
    Monday, July 29, 2019, 9 AM- Noon
    handson
    $400.00


    Monday
    Knife Skills Basics
    Stir-Fry Techniques and Variations
    Fresh Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
    Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake Tuesday
    Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch
    Personalized Frittatas
    Turkey Hash with Potatoes and Bell Peppers
    Crepes with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream
    Wednesday
    Grilled Flatbread with Prosciutto, Cheese and Herbs
    Ricotta Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce
    Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing and Parmesan Tuile
    Grilled Stone Fruit with Fresh Chantilly Cream
    Thursday
    Handmade Mozzarella for Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Meatball Sandwiches with Pork & Pecorino Meatballs
    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
    Chocolate Chunk Shortbread
    Friday
    Corn Souffle
    Easy Fried Chicken
    Coleslaw and Pasta Salad
    Strawberry Shortcake Made with Flaky Biscuits

  • BASICS: Seafood
    Blackhawk
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
    Baked Salmon with Zucchini Noodles
    Poached Market Fish with Chimichurri Sauce
    Steamed Mussels in White Wine Sauce
  • BASICS: Knife Skills
    Blackhawk
    Saturday, August 24, 2019, 11 AM
    handson
    $125.00


    How to Dice, Julienne, Mince, Chop, Chiffonade and concasse
    Knife Safety and Handling Techniques
    Overview of Knife Maintenance and Steeling
    A light snack will be provided.

  • BASICS: Seafood
    Menlo Park
    Monday, August 26, 2019, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $125.00


    Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
    Baked Salmon with Zucchini Noodles
    Poached Market Fish with Chimichurri Sauce
    Steamed Mussels in White Wine Sauce
  • Cocktails & Cooking
    Blackhawk
    Friday, August 30, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM
    handson
    $75.00


    Enjoy a scaled-back, hands-on cooking experience while socializing and mingling.
    Pomegranate-Cava Cocktail with Orange Slices
    Creamy Hummus with Veggies
    Homemade Pita Chips
    Pomegranate-Lamb Skewers with Yogurt-Dill Sauce
    Spanakopita Triangles
    Roasted Carrots with Cumin
    Rosewater and Cardamom Ice Cream

  • BASICS: Knife Skills
    San Mateo
    Saturday, August 31, 2019, 11 AM
    handson
    $125.00


    How to Dice, Julienne, Mince, Chop, Chiffonade and concasse
    Knife Safety and Handling Techniques
    Overview of Knife Maintenance and Steeling
    A light snack will be provided.