The Spanish Kitchen – Paella

Spain’s most iconic dish, Paella, is the perfect centerpiece to share with family and friends. Join Chef Drew Flanders in this hand-on class and you’ll learn about the spices, flavors, and techniques that go into mastering this classic Spanish dish and the sides and sauces to accompany your paella centerpiece. Learn about blending and highlighting Spanish ingredients like the deep smoky flavors of pimenton, the luxurious floral notes of saffron, and the sweet sharpness of sherry vinegar.  Chef Drew will greet you with a tapa to tide you over while you prepare the evening meal of;

  • Paella Mixta that includes chorizo, chicken, shrimp, clams, and local mussels (Pictured)
  • Grilled Summer Mixed Vegetables with a Romesco Sauce and Creamy Aioli
  • Crème Catalan (orange, cinnamon and vanilla)

Enjoyed with a choice of Sangria, Rose, White, Red Wine or Beer

Based on the size of the paella, we work in groups of 4, so no singles please for this class. Couples, if attending as 2’s, will be paired to share the work, and the fruits of your labor!

Groups of 4 can request an alternative: All Meat, All Seafood or Vegetarian Paella

Teens at Whisk – Essential Skills – 5 Day Camp

Classes are designed for teens ages 13 and up

MONDAY, July 24th to FRIDAY, July 28th
From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Everyday

These days, we want to know where our food comes from and believe we should be able to pronounce each ingredient on the nutritional label. Frozen snacks just don’t cut it anymore. Parents are realizing that teaching their kids to cook helps them for a lifetime of healthy living. Join Chef Thanh Tang in our hands-on, week-long teens cooking series and bring your child one step closer to independence. Our Essential Cooking Skills Series includes hands-on lessons on ingredients, sanitation, organization, knife skills and essential cooking skills.

Monday: Knife Skills
Get comfortable with the most important tool in the kitchen. You will learn the proper grip and motion to gain speed and confidence while practicing on produce of every shape, size and texture. The fruits of your labor will be used to make Vegetable Fried Rice.

Tuesday: Market Fresh Visit
We will hit the grocery store and learn how to pick out the freshest ingredients for our meals. We’ll learn to read labels, what to look for to find fresh meat and produce. Afterwards we will put it all together and learn how to make a delicious Chicken Caesar salad with Caesar Dressing and toasted Croutons.

Wednesday: Braising, Soups and Stews
What are the differences in these essential cooking techniques? What cuts of meats do you use? What dishes are stewed vs. braised? We will explore these questions and more and make a Tortilla and Roasted Pepper Soup and Cajun Gumbo.

Thursday: Sautéing, Searing and Saucing
Learn these THREE essential cooking techniques to get you preparing delicious meals confidently. We’ll discuss the best cuts of meat and pans to use for each technique, as we learn each of these, Sautéing, Searing and Saucing, step-by-step. We will make: Steak with Mushroom Ragu and Romesco Sauce.

Friday: Planning and Preparing – The Main Course Iron Chef
We will combine all of our newly learned essential cooking skills. Students will work in teams to create a 3 course meal consisting of a soup, salad and main course. Teams will be judged based on planning/organization, cleanliness, teamwork, originality, taste and presentation. Menus will be provided at class this day – It’ll be a surprise!!!

  • All classes are taught by a Culinary Professional, with 2 adult assistants
  • No prior experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reason, please tie long hair back and wear closed toed shoes.
  • Dietary restrictions may be accommodated, please note on registration.